He was born in Franklin County, Tennessee, a son of the late Sol and Clara Belle Crownover Brannan and was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Joyce Brannan on December 21, 2014; and sisters, Bonnie Sue Ayers, Helen K. Dillon and Evelyn Hamby.
Mr. Brannan was a U.S. Army veteran and was a Baptist. He had worked for many years in Kansas City, Kansas in the public works department before moving to Monteagle and opening Mr. B’s Barber Shop. He was a Baptist Minister and had served at Midway Baptist Church and Monteagle Baptist Tabernacle. Mr. Brannan was a very patriotic, he loved his country and his community and was involved in local politics, he had served as alderman and as mayor of Monteagle. His favorite past time was to go to “ the farm” and tend to his goats, mules, chickens and other farm animals that he would acquire.
Survivors include his daughters, Marla (Adam) Rose of Murfreesboro and Kathy (Steve) Cowan of Cowan, TN.; granddaughters, Madilyn and Hannah; sisters, Clara Faye Vestal-Hogan of Basehor, Kansas and Iva Lou Bolin of Decherd; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday in the funeral home chapel with Brother James Collins and Brother Jerry Crownover officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens in Winchester with full military honors. The family will receive friends Tuesday 5-9 P.M. at the funeral home. On line condolences may be made at: www.cumberlandfuneralhome.net.
Arrangements are by Cumberland Funeral Home, Monteagle, Tennessee.