He was the son of the late Troy Brannon and Roena McSwain Smothers.
He was retired from the U.S. Navy as a Chief Petty Officer, and Hoechst Celanese, he was also a member of V.F.W., American Legion.
He left behind a step-mother, Lillian Brannon; a companion, Darlyn Pierce; five children, Wendy Nix, Jenny Robbins, Clarice and Lyle Kirian, and Cindy Carter; a brother, Norm Brannon, wife Marion and their son and his family Douglas Brannon; a brother, Troy D. Brannon, companion Judy Collins and his two sons, Terry and Patrick; a half brother, Billy Smothers and wife Lynn; a half sister, Diane Walker and husband Ron, and a half brother, Dennis Brannon and wife Carmen; eight grandchildren, Jacob Carter, Tyler Workman, Radd Robbins, Katelyn Carter, Ryan Workman, Cassie Kirian, Jessica Brannon and Daniel Hellams.
He was predeceased by wife, Mardi Brannon; a daughter, Leslie Brannon; step-father, Gilbert Smothers; a half sister, Norma Jean Sheehan and a niece, Colleen Brannon.
The family will receive friends 1-2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 at Petty Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be in Boiling Springs Memorial Gardens.
The family will be gathering at his home at 185 Edgewater Road, Inman, S.C. from 3-8 p.m. on Friday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Living Faith Ministry, Lebanon, 2000 P.O. Box 251, Landrum, S.C. 29356 or Pulmonary Hypertension Association, 801 Roeder Road, Silver Springs, Md. 20910 or online donations in support of the South Carolina Pulmonary Hypertension Support Groups at www.PHAssociation.org.
Petty Funeral Home and Crematory of Landrum is in charge of arrangements.
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