Memorial service, fund-raiser set for Auburn announcer Rod Bramblett

Credit: Wade Rackley

Credit: Wade Rackley

A public memorial service celebrating Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife, Paula, will be held at 2 p.m. (CT) Thursday, May 30, at Auburn Arena.

A private burial service for family will follow.

The Brambletts were killed Saturday when their vehicle was rear-ended by a 16-year-old driver who also sustained injuries. No charges have been filed.

The couple had been together since high school. They are survived by two children — daughter, Shelby is a sophomore at Auburn, and Joshua, is a rising 10th-grader.

A GoFundMe campaign intended to raise $100,000 for the Brambletts' children has been established.

Rod Bramblett graduated from Auburn in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He began his Auburn broadcasting career in 1993 calling baseball games. He had been the play-by-play announcer for Auburn football and basketball games since 2003.

Bramblett was a three-time Alabama Sportscaster of the Year. Sports Illustrated named Bramblett the national broadcaster of the year in 2013 after his calls during wins over Alabama — "Kick Six" — and Georgia — "Miracle in Jordan-Hare."