Gary H. “B.C.” Braithwaite

Gary H. “B.C.” Braithwaite


Gary H. “B.C.” Braithwaite, 72, of Paw Paw, W.Va., died on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at his home.

B.C. was born on June 26, 1946 in Winchester, Va., a son of the late Howard and Helen Shaw Braithwaite.

He was a carpenter and truck driver and previously worked for the Red Cross.

B.C. was a United States Army veteran, a member of the Paw Paw Fire & Rescue for over 20 years, a member of the VFW Post #128 in Paw Paw, a past member of the Paw Paw town council.

B.C. enjoyed woodworking, building and tinkering with things.

B.C. married Karen Wilson Braithwaite on February 9, 1985 in Winchester, Va.

Surviving with his wife of 34 years is his son: Gary C. “Chad” Braithwaite and his wife Melissa of Paw Paw, W.Va.; two daughters: Angela Love Kochel and her husband Alfred of Winchester, Va.; April Dawn Garris of Paw Paw, W.Va.; nine grandchildren: Brent, Robbie, Haden, Cody, Zach, Tucker, Christian, Clayton, Claire and McKenzie and his special lap dog: Lilo.

A celebration of B.C.’s life will be held on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Paw Paw Fire and Rescue, 44 Moser Ave at 2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

To view B.C.’s tribute wall, please visit giffinfuneral

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