Raymond E. BrannonJanuary 20, 1928 ~ March 3, 2017 (age 89)
Raymond E. Brannon , age 89, of 5254 Antigua Road S.W., Carrollton (Leavittsville), Ohio, died early Friday morning, March 3, 2017 in the New Dawn Health Care Center at Dover following a brief illness.
Ray retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation at New Philadelphia after 10 years of service and had previously worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for the Operating Engineers Local #18.
He was born January 20, 1928 in Rose Township, Carroll County, Ohio and was the son of the late Roma and Ocie Ickes Brannon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers Dale, Roger, Robert L., and Russell F. Brannon, and two sisters Clairmont Shuman and Marge Shuman.
He was a member of the Dellroy Church of the Nazarene and had served in the U.S. Army. Ray operated a family farm for most of his life. Not known as a man to sit idle, he was an extremely hard worker. When he wasn't working at his job or on the farm, he was probably repairing some piece of machinery or equipment. For leisure, he did enjoy traveling, especially to Florida. He was a loving and faithful husband, father, and grandfather whose humor and companionship will be missed by his family and many friends.
He is survived by his wife Wandalee Aston Brannon, whom he married October 11, 1953, two sons, Charles R. (Cheryl) Brannon and Mark E. (Peggy) Brannon, both of Sherrodsville, O., and two daughters Mrs. Barbara (Lee) Litchfield of O'Fallon, Missouri and Mrs. Sandy (Tim) Eick of Raymore, Missouri, a brother Larry Brannon of New Cumberland, O. and a sister Karen Levengood of Mineral City, O., eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in the Baxter-Gardner Funeral Home at Sherrodsville with Pastor Damon Spurgeon officiating. Interment will follow in the New Cumberland Cemetery. Calling hours will be held Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Ray's memory may be made to the Dellroy Church of the Nazarene, 7 Liberty Street, P.O. Box #102, Dellroy, Ohio 44620. To leave an online condolence message please visit the funeral home website.
Dellroy Church of the Nazarene
7 North Liberty Street, P.O. Box #102, Dellroy OH 44620