Ronald “Dean” Brannon, 75, entered eternal rest Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, following a long illness. Dean was born February 1, 1939 in Withers, West Virginia and was a resident of South Amherst after moving from the Grafton area.
He attended the Middle Run School and the Eliam Baptist Church in Gilmer County, West Virginia. Dean loved sharing time with family and friends and as a young man often traveled between Ohio and West Virginia.
He enjoyed the outdoors and was an accomplished fisherman. Fishing was his greatest pastime when he wasn’t enjoying other sports. He was an avid fan and team sports enthusiast. He enjoyed motor sports as well, which included NASCAR and tractor pulling. His hobbies included working puzzles and reading western novels. He liked attending local fairs and festivals.
Survivors include his sisters, Karen D. Arcaba and her husband, Chet of South Amherst, Debra L. Harrison of Fredericktown, Ohio; his brother, Rickie L. Brannon and wife, Wilma of Parkersburg, West Virginia; many nieces and nephews and many great nieces and great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry L. Brannon and Ruby G. Conrad (nee Godfrey); and step father, James R. Conrad; brother, Roger A. Brannon; and sister, Sharon L. Brannon.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Welcome Nursing Home for their exemplary care they provided to Dean and his family.
A Christian Burial and interment will be held at the Turner Family Cemetery, Lockney, West Virginia.
The Hempel Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ronald “Dean” Brannon family.