Patrick “Steamboat” Henry Brasel born May 21,1939 in Jasper AR. The son of Thomas and Viola May Brasel. Pat lived most of his life in Kansas City, Missouri. He worked for the Canteen Vending Services Company as a Field Service Operator and a local Union Steward. He retired in July 1999 after 37 years of dedicated service and the very next day, Pat and his wife Berniece moved back to Jasper where it all began, Sept. 5, (2020). Funeral service will be 12 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12 (2020) at Coffman Funeral Home in Jasper. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 p.m., prior to the service on Saturday.
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Patrick Henry Brasel, 81, of Jasper, AR died peacefully Saturday 8:25 pm September 05, 2020 at home in the comfort of his family following a courageous battle with cancer.
Pat grew up in the hills of Arkansas and that is where he would first meet the love of his life at the little Ozark Café in Jasper. After their first date at the little theater in Jasper, Pat knew she was the one, but during that first date he left Berniece alone in her seat to go outside to make sure his blue 57 Chevy was still running, because it wouldn’t restart if it shut down. So, Berniece wasn’t convinced, and she moved up to Kansas City, MO. It wasn’t long after, with Berniece on his mind he chased after and with his amazing charm, they fell in love and married. Three beautiful children, 10 Grandchildren, 2 Great - Grandchildren later, they would move back to Jasper to once again have lunch at the little café where it all started.
Pat loved talking about his children and how proud he was of each one and his love of the outdoors. Pat was also a sports fanatic from golf to horse racing. One of his favorite college football teams being the alumni of his granddaughter Callie in the Baylor Bears, after the Razorbacks of course, and all the local school sport teams. There was no doubt that Pat was the Jasper Lady Pirates #1 fan as he never missed a game to cheer on and support them. The day before he passed, he was blessed with a parade from the local high school students through his living room cheering him on which left the biggest smile on his face. After asking Jesus into his heart days before he passed, we can rest assure he’ll be cheering from heaven.
Patrick is survived by wife Berniece (Niecey), three children: Sharla Diane Watson, Manchester CT, Michael Wayne (Donna), Kansas City MO, Linda Kay (Calvin) Carter, Fulshear TX. 10 Grandchildren: (Taylor, Callie, Cassie, Michaela, Rachel, Jael, Leah, Anna, John III, Titia), 2 great Grandchildren: Lilah and Ronun, and many friends who loved and will miss him.
He was preceded in death by parents: Thomas and Viola Brasel, 1 brother: Thomas.
Online condolences may be left at www.coffmanfh.com