James W. Braden, 26, of Stoutsville, passed away on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 as a result of a tragic auto accident. He was born December 7, 1989 in Lancaster and is the son of John E. and April D. (Burley) Braden who survive. He attended his whole life at Amanda Clearcreek and was a carpenter for ABC Improvements.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by the love of his life, Jessica Jago and a daughter, Melody Braden both of Stoutsville; brothers and sisters, Jonathon (Brianna) Braden, Jessie Braden, Andrea (Cody) Speakman and Page Braden all of Lancaster, John E. (Sarah) Braden Jr. of Newark; paternal grandmother, Nancy Jo Braden of Lancaster and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and countless friends. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, George Braden and maternal grandparents, David and Carol Burley Sr.
Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda. Cremation will be handled with care following the visitation.
The family would like any contributions to be made to the funeral home or at https://www.gofundme.com/fundraiser-for-jim-braden-family