Charles Thomas Brannon
Charles Thomas Brannon
  • June 24, 1927 - August 24, 2017
  • Charleston, West Virginia

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I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? Psalms 121:1

Dad’s help arrived in the early morning hours of Thursday, August 24, 2017 and he strode boldly up the hill to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and to be reunited with the love of his life.

Charles Thomas Brannon, 90, of Campbells Creek, formerly of Reedy, WV, passed away peacefully at home following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Brannon was born on June 24, 1927 in Clio, WV to the late John T. and Delphia P. (Bailey) Brannon.

He is survived by his son, Chuck, and daughter-in-law, Becky; daughter, Cheryl; granddaughter Amanda, all of Campbells Creek, grandson Tom and his wife Megan, of Barboursville and two great-grandsons, Hudson and Hayden. His is also survived by brothers John F. of Akron, OH and James L. of Huntington; sisters Dorothy Farnsworth, of Chino Hills, CA and Marlene Harris, of Akron, OH; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Brannon was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, the former Hazel Evelyn Cottle; brothers Lloyd G. and Maxell D. Brannon; sister, Wilma Brannon; and, an infant brother Robert Eugene Brannon

Mr. Brannon was retired from the Union Carbide/Bayer Corporation’s Institute Plant, where he was employed for 37 years in the fire department, completing his career as the Fire Chief. He was a founding member of the Campbells Creek Lions Club and a former member of the Reedy Lions Club. He was a member of the Coal Fork United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Evelyn, were long-time volunteers at the Roane General Hospital and former members of the Reedy United Methodist Church

Mr. Brannon was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran who, despite being a 19-year old sergeant, served as the acting First Sergeant of the Headquarters & Headquarters Company of the 802nd Engineer Aviation Battalion, 8th U.S. Army Air Force, on the island of Okinawa, in the months immediately following the end of World War II.

The family would especially like to express our undying thanks to the staff of Kanawha HospiceCare, specifically, Susie, Monica, Renee and Kim, who provided tender loving care to Dad. These dear ladies truly are angels in human form.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 28, 2017, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Mike Coleman officiating. The committal & burial service will be at 2:00 PM at the Board-Starcher Cemetery in Reedy, WV. Visitation with family and friends will be held Sunday, August 27, 2017, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

It was Dad’s desire and the family’s fervent request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to HospiceCare, 1606 Kanawha Blvd., W., Charleston, WV 25387-2536.