Jack Braswell served in the United States Army, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant. He died while in the service, 1943, due to an airplane crash at Fort Campbell (at the time called Camp Campbell). His son, John Coffee Braswell, Jr., followed his grandfather, Earl B. Braswell, in working at the Athens Banner-Herald but later lived in Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, and Fort Lauderdale, Florida; he was involved in sailing. His daughter, Lynne Braswell, settled in New York city. His wife, Nellie, remarried, to Victor C. Leiker in 1947.