Richard was born on June, 1, 1946 to Millard Price Braddy and Ollie Mae (Arnett) Braddy. Richard married Mary Kathleen (Fraser) Minks. (deceased, age 62). Richard and Kathy gave birth to their daughter, Candice Lynn Braddy (deceased, age 29) on July 15, 1972. Richard worked in the bakery and confectionery union until retirement. Richard loved his wife Kathy and daughter Candice more than anything. Richard loved the outdoors and loved to go on fishing trips. He was a dedicated life long member to South Broadway Athletic Club. He loved Cadillac cars, and everyone knew him as “Cadillac Rich”. Richard faced many trials and tribulations in his lifetime and was a fighter, and he never let anything get the best of him. He loved Cardinals baseball and was able to witness a Blues Stanley cup in his lifetime. \
Richard is survived by his two grandchildren, Carissa Braddy and Jennifer Baldasso, his two great grandchildren, Brooke Baldasso and Hailey Baldasso, his step daughter Gena (Minks) Harbison, many cousins, and friends.
After losing his daughter Candice in 2001, he took pride in raising his grandchildren and spent all of his time with them. The happiest day of Richard’s life was in 2016, when his great granddaughter Brooke was born. Richard was fortunate to be able to live with all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren and watch them grow up. Richard hung on as long as he could aching to meet his newest great granddaughter Hailey. Through all the good and bad times they shared, Richard loved Carissa and Jennifer more than anything and he would do anything for them that he possibly could. His sarcasm, witty humor, and love for all of the girls will be cherished and missed dearly.
As “OG” Grandpa would say, it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later. There’s always next time.
Richard will be forever remembered and his legacy continues through his grandchildren. He will be loved and missed by so many, endlessly and dearly.
Funeral arrangements are as follows:
Kutis Funeral Home (Affton)
10151 Gravois Road. Affton, MO 63123
Visitation on Friday, June 17th from 4pm-8pm.
Visitation on Saturday, June 18th from 9am-11am followed by a service.
Following service, departure and funeral procession to Resurrection Cemetery.
6901 MacKenzie Road, Affton MO 63123.
Luncheon to follow at South Broadway Athletic Club. All are invited.
2301 S. 7th Street. Saint Louis MO 63104