Eric Thomas Braden, 47, of Poplar Bluff died May 4, 2019, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, MO.
Eric was born in Paducah, KY on February 16, 1972 the son of Tom and Barb Braden, who survive.
On April 4, 1996, he and his love Tonya Lynn Myers eloped in Piggott, Arkansas , who survives of the home.
Eric was your local Miller Man, having worked for Bluff City Beer for 18 years. He had a hobby of helping pay the electric bill at both the Cottage Inn and The Neighborhood (Little Yellow Bar) when he wasn't working. He had a hidden talent of being an amazing pool player. As he would put it "I am only learning".
In addition to his wife and parents, Eric is survived by two sons, Dustin Braden and Skylar Travis both of Poplar Bluff. He was Papa to one grandson who was the light of his world, Javian Braden; two brothers, Calvin and Vicky Braden and Johnny Ray Braden all of Poplar Bluff; two sisters, Kristy and Lawrence Morgan of Ocklawaha, FL and Amanda Braden of Poplar Bluff; and very special friends, Kathy Gilmore of Poplar Bluff, "Uncle Buddy" of Poplar Bluff and all of Eric's "Crew". Eric is also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and MANY MANY friends.
Eric was preceded in death by his Maternal and Paternal grandparents and one sister Virginia Braden.
Visitation will be held from 12 pm to 2pm on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at Moore Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff, MO, with a Celebration of Eric's life immediately following at 2pm at with Pastor Shelby Stevens officiating.
Internment will follow immediately at the Poplar Bluff City Cemetery.