January 24, 1933 ~ July 20, 2013
ARLINGTON -- Norman Gene Bracken, 80, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, in Arlington. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane A, with Father James Gigliotti, T.O.R., officiating. Memorials: In lieu of flower, memorial gifts may be made to Fisher House Foundation, (888) 294-8560, www.fisherhouse.org. Norman was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Tampa, Fla., to Eugene Bracken and Edna Russell Bracken. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Norman worked as a software engineer. He enjoyed woodworking, photography, and repairing electronics. He was a furniture craftsman. Norman was known for his great sense of humor and being a good father. Survivors: Wife, Shirley Bracken; sons, Jeff Bracken and wife, Theresa, Marc Bracken and wife, Cindy; daughters, Cindy Bracken, Susan Pesquera Thorton, Carol Bracken and Vicki Bracken; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.