John A. Braddock ’77

John A. Braddock, a wonderful, loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Monday, February 7, 2022.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Sharon M. Braddock and two children: son John R. Braddock and wife Katie Braddock: daughter LIndsey Parsons and husband Nate Parsons along with two grandchildren Liam and Levi Parsons of Castle Rock; and a sister, Sandi O’Reilly and husband Rick O’Reilly of Greensboro, NC.

He was preceded in death by his parents John and Olive Braddock and sister Cheryl Braddock.

John was born on January 4, 1955 in Miami, FL. He was a graduate of Florida State University. He married Sharon on September 24, 1983.

In the early 2000’s John focused his relentless energy and created his own business providing home inspections. He quickly grew his business across the Denver metro area and enjoyed the professional connections he made across Denver’s real estate industry. John’s ability to meet people and make connections served him very well in his new line of work and many of his colleagues in the real estate and services Industries remained close friends throughout his life. John will be remembered as a hard worker, a friendly and professional person who would always jump in to help a friend in need.

Two years ago, John finally retired to his mountain home in Granby, a place he loved to visit and was now even more eager to live. Although John’s working days were over, he was always searching for the next outlet for his seemingly limitless energy. Together with his wife Sharon, they spend days and weeks travelling across the U.S. in their R.V. While at home, John gravitated towards meeting new people and making new connection in the Grand Valley. He spent his summers waking up early, mowing and maintaining the golf course at Granby Ranch.

John was the person who could light up the entire room, he was always happiest meeting new people and talking about their past and experiences. Many of us will fondly remember his goofy stories, jokes, air guitar jam sessions and how he could just connect with people. He was a hard worker but always kept his family and friends at the top of his priorities. He will be greatly missed but we know he will be waiting for us at the big “happy hour” in the sky.

A celebration of life for John will be held Saturday, March 12, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery, 6601 South Colorado Blvd, Centennial, CO 80121.