Randall Blake Branham, 60, of Lake City, passed away on Saturday, December 15, 2012. He was born in Detroit, Michigan where he attended Chadsey High School then enlisted in the U.S. Army. "RB" moved to the Lake Butler area and began his career with the Florida Department of Corrections in 1978, retiring as a Correctional Officer Colonel in 2008, after 30 years of dedicated service. "RB" enjoyed spending time with family and friends and was an avid Florida Gator fan. He believed in living life to its fullest and loved to make people laugh with his stories. " RB" is preceded in death by his father, Walter Branham.
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He is survived by his loving wife, Amanda Branham; his son, Robert Branham; his daughter, Belinda "Amber" Carter; his step-daughter, Alyssa Montemayor; and his grandchildren, Rebecca Branham, Emily Tanner and Kolby Carter.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, December 21, 2012 in the chapel of Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in "RB's" memory be made to the Christmas Dream Machine, 109 SE Price Creek Loop, Lake City, FL, 32025.
Gateway-Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 3596 South U.S. Hwy 441, Lake City, Florida, 32025. (386) 752-1954 is in charge of arrangements.
Please leave words of comfort for the family at www.gatewayforestlawn.com
Published in Lake City Reporter on Dec. 19, 2012