RONALD S. BRASWELL, SR.
Ronald Scott Braswell was born in Nashville, North Carolina in 1932. He attended Louisburg College and East Carolina University. In 1956, following a period of service in the U. S. Army, he joined the egg production business which was started by his father and uncle. Ron and his brother, Gene, built that business into one of the largest and most successful egg-type pullet production companies in the eastern United States. Braswell Milling produces commercial eggs, but its primary business is the growing of approximately three million pullets annually for customers in five different states. Ron was the President of Braswell Milling at the time of his death on August 7, 1991.
Ron Braswell was extremely active in activities associated with the North Carolina and U.S. egg industries. He was an active member and past president of the North Carolina Egg Association. He served as Chairman and on the Board of Directors of the Southern United Egg Producers, also known as National Egg Company. He was also a very active member of the North Carolina Poultry Federation, United Egg Producers, Southeastern Poultry and Egg Association, and a past alternate to the American Egg Board. Ron was the first person to receive the Commissioner’s Award for outstanding service to the North Carolina Egg Industry (1979). Ron was also active in other business and civic affairs. He was a member of the Board of Centura Bank in Rocky Mount and was a life long member of the Nashville Lions Club. He served two terms as a member of the Nashville Town Board, and on the Planters Bank Nashville City Board from 1962-1987. Ron was also very active in Nashville United Methodist Church where he served in several positions including finance chairman and chairman of the administrative board. f
Ron was noted for his hospitality, friendliness, and caring spirit. He was highly regarded in the poultry industry across North Carolina and America, and was known especially for his vision and unique leadership. He touched the lives of hundreds all across the country with his genuine smile, pleasantness, and love for his fellow man.
Ron Braswell was a stalwart and contributing member of the North Carolina poultry industry, and the North Carolina Poultry Federation is pleased to honor his memory by inducting him posthumously into the North Carolina Poultry Hall of Fame on this 14th day of August, 1992.