Brett R. Braden

SALEM — Brett R. Braden, 31, of Salem, passed away at 2:32 p.m., Monday, July 9, 2018, at his home.

He was born Dec. 8, 1986, in Alliance, Ohio to Scott R. and Barbara J. (McCreadie) Braden.

A graduate of West Branch High School, Brett attended Youngstown State University.

He worked as a Highway Technician for the Lisbon O.D.O.T. garage.

Brett enjoyed being at the lake, playing softball, riding motorcycles, four-wheelers and bicycles, and spending time with friends. Most importantly, he loved being with his family, especially his son, Carter.

He will be loved and missed by his family, including his wife, Ashley H. (Hardin) Braden, whom he married Sept. 20, 2014; son, Carter; parents, Scott and Barb; brother, Alex (Julie); mother and father-in-law, Josephine Hardin and Von McCarter; brother-in-law, James Hardin, and sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Mike) Burton; nieces, Makenzie, Destiny and Lilly; and nephews, Logan, Michael and Jordan.

Brett was preceded in death by his niece, Hailey Jean Braden.

Family and friends may share memories on Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. at Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. 

Brett’s family welcomes his friends to join them at the lake immediately following the time at the funeral home to celebrate Brett’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brett’s honor may be made to his family to be used at their discretion.

Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave., Alliance, OH 44601. Friends may register online at


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