Everett E. “Gino” Braggs, 75, of Moline, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at his home. As per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory and there will be no services held. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center in his name.

Everett E. “Gino” Braggs, 75, of Moline, died Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, at his home. As per his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded by Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory and there will be no services held. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center in his name.

Gino was born May 2, 1941, in Marion, the son of Everett and Mae (Darter) Braggs. He graduated from Moline High School in 1959 and went on to firefighter training school. He was united in marriage to Janice C. Stees on Aug. 7, 1973, in Moline. Gino was a fireman for the city of East Moline for 26 years, from which he retired. He also was a bartender at Hafner’s in Moline for 35 years.

Gino was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the East End Bolders Club. He played and enjoyed fast-pitch baseball for many years. He loved his dogs. He enjoyed living at being at the cabin on the Rock River and listening to live music, especially his son, Wade.

He is survived by his wife, Janice; children, Julie (Ford) Schick, of Palm Beach, Fla.; Lisa (Tom) Priester, of Tequesta, Fla.; Holly (Nathan) Pozzi, of Colona; and Wade Braggs, of Las Vegas, Nev.; grandchildren, Alexandra, Ford Jr., Charley, Elle, Claire, Ava and Nola Mae; sisters, Norma Lanzen, of Silvis; Marilyn (Lyle Franklin) Ryan; and Cheryl (Earl) Johnson, of Redondo Beach, Calif; brother, William (Joy) Braggs, of Phoenix, Ariz.; and brother-in-law, Keith Yuskis, of Silvis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Glenna.