DURHAM –Joseph Swanson Braswell, 81, died Thursday, February 9, 2012 at Hock Family Pavilion. Swanson was born in Wake County to the late Clarence Odell and Levie Murdoch Braswell.
Swanson was employed by IBM working in management of Traffic and Shipping departments. Swanson served in the U. S Navy and was a 60 year member of Durham Masonic Lodge 352 A.F & A.M. He was also a longtime volunteer of the Durham Police Department.
He was preceded in death by his wife Hannah Southerland Braswell and his brother Charles Clarence Braswell.
Swanson is survived by daughter, Iris Braswell Moore of Lumberton, NC; son, Joseph Clarence Braswell of Durham; grandchildren, Christopher Braswell, Alexander Braswell, Jake Moore, and Hannah Moore.
A private burial will be held at Maplewood Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 3:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, February 12, 2012 at the Braswell home.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Swanson’s honor may be made to Duke Homecare and Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr. # 101, Durham, NC 27704.
The Braswell family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham. Online condolences: www.hallwynne.com Select Obituaries.