Ronald "Dean" Brannon
SOUTH AMHERST – Ronald "Dean" Brannon, age 75, entered eternal rest on Saturday, May 31, 2014, at Welcome Nursing Home, Oberlin, OH following a long illness.
Dean was born February 1, 1939, in Withers, WV, 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, WV.,
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 sister Karen D. Arcaba and her husband Chet of South Amherst, OH; and sister Debra L. Harrison of Fredericktown, OH; and his brother Rickie L. Brannon and wife Wilma of Parkersburg, WV; and 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 stepfather, 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, WV.
The Hempel Funeral Home is honored to serve the Ronald "Dean" Brannon family and has made available for the community's convenience an on-line register book as well as additional information to help facilitate expressions of compassion.