Gary Max Bramble

November 22, 1942 - February 2, 2022

Gary Max Bramble, 79, of Cape Coral, FL since 2015, formerly of Waterford, MI, passed away Wednesday, February 2, 2022, in Ft Myers, FL. He was born November 22, 1942, in Pontiac, MI, to William and Francis Bramble, now deceased.

Gary was of the Christian faith. He was in the Navy in Pensacola, FL. He went to college in Terre Haute, Indiana. He worked at Toy company, worked at Hudson’s as a shoe salesman and sold cars for many years. He was an English and an Art teacher. He was a grief counselor at a cemetery association. He used his artistic abilities to paint nose arts on airplanes at Selfridge airbase…. He had the kindest heart and cracked us all up with his Nick names for everyone.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lynda Bramble of 29 years; daughters, Jaki Bramble Carland of White Lake, MI, and Andrea Bramble Stevens (Mark) of Waterford, MI; step children, Rachelle Evans of Cape Coral, FL, Kevin Downey (Nikki) of Remus, MI, Bruce Downey (Kelly) of Oxford, MI; 10 grandchildren, Ryan Stevens, Travis Stevens, Justin Carland, Lucas Carland, Madison Carland, Kayla Manta (Cameron), Keaton Kutsoginis, McKenzie Downey, Chase Downey, Hunter Downey; four great grandchildren, Brody Denston, Jack Manta, Jaiden Carland, Lucy Manta; as well as a niece, Vanessa Thurman and great niece, Faith Melton.

Gary was preceded in death by his son, Michael Bramble; as well as his sister, Theresa Griffin.

He will be missed. tremendously. Rest In Peace. We love you Gary, Dad, Uncle Gary, and Papa.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Denise McCullough Feb 8, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for all of the family. RIH Gary

  2. Dianne Bramble Feb 8, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    You are the great love of my life, I feel lost without you, I can’t wait to be in your arms again, I’m counting on it, you promised when my time is up you would come for me, until I see you again all my love my sweet husband 💔

  3. Rachelle Evans Feb 19, 2022 at 4:15 am

    Hey papa… I’m up… can’t sleep. Im laying here sniveling.. I still can’t believe that you are gone. It seems so weird to just go on with daily things ..
    I am back at work…and “no I didn’t kill anyone”….Tonight is the first night Steadamen and I are not sleeping in bed with mom. She’s been sleeping on your side with the bulldog blanket that you loved.
    Papa I talked to someone at the hospital about them not getting the Chaplin for you when you were still able to speak… I’m so sorry for that and feel guilty that I didn’t find one sooner… even though you were non responsive when the Chaplin did get there I was glad that he prayed over you… i was glad that mom prayed with you… i know that God knew your heart and that you were a believer… I’m sure Mike, Teri, your mom and dad, Louie, Emma , Tessa and your old buddy Fred were there to greet you… i would have loved to see that reunion. I am picturing you with no oxygen, , not struggling to breathe, not bedridden, not suffering from panic attacks, having popsicles and root beer floats with God and just being my happy good ole funny papa…
    Last night we tried to go to the grocery store… I couldn’t stand it… first it was seeing the juice, then applesauce, Catalina, sweet baby rays… ugh.
    We have been looking at a lot of pics and movies … back from before you were so sick… I think my favorite is when we went to see Rob and Kell when kenz was born and you had Kjs Ernie peeking over Robs shoulder at baby Big Mac.
    We are going to have a celebration of your life in Michigan in the summer… I think you will love that… we will make sure to have moms baked beans, coleslaw, weenies and sloppy joes… gotta have your favorites…lol Gosh I wish we could get a flyover with a fighter jet. You would be crazy about that lol…
    I’m so glad i got to come and be here with you this last year…Papa I know you knew how much you meant to me… you were the bestest guy… you never ever judged me or made me feel bad… I am forever grateful that I had you in my life and to help me when kj was so little. He was blessed to have you and your kind heart for an example ….
    Mom is just like I know you knew she would be without you here… I know that’s why you tried to stay longer because you didn’t want to leave her… it is hard to see mom without you… for the 29 years that you guys were together you were never apart…. There is no muff without her puff…
    Please continue to give us signs that u r “hovering over us”….my heart hurts…I miss you soooo much… XX Ren

  4. Martha Spark Pray Feb 26, 2022 at 3:38 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Gary from Michigan. Possibly from the Presbyterian church in Pontiac Michigan.
    I do believe he was my first crush. So cute and nice. I had thought of him and googled his name. Modern electronics!
    You are all in my prayers, Martha Spark Pray

  5. Rachelle Evans Apr 6, 2022 at 10:56 am

    Missing you… today is a sniveling day

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