Gregory Brannon

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Gregory Brannon was born May 14, 1954 to Evelyn and Nathaniel Brannon. Greg, as he was affectionately called by family and friends, was called home to be with the lord on December 12, 2021 at the age of 67.

Greg graduated from Mohawk High School in 1972. After graduation, Greg and some of his high school friends were recruited by his father to serve in the United States Navy. Greg’s 4 years of active Navy service provided personal growth, development, and maturity. It also set him on the career path as a licensed electrician. Greg received an Honorable Discharge for his military service. His skill level led to job opportunities with Wolfe’s, Grumman Flexible, and Dominican Sisters of Peace.

Greg was the consummate family man, a devoted and loving father! Greg had one son, Gregory Phillip Brannon, in whom he took great care in training, watching him grow, and develop as a fine young man. Yes, Gregory Phillip became an electrician also! After Gregory Phillip’s unexpected death, Greg made his granddaughters, Gabriel and Giana Brannon, his main focus. He doted on them like there was no tomorrow.

Greg had a love for studying the Bible. Both he and his mother gave their lives to Jesus Christ and were baptized in 1982. Approximately 3 years ago, to seek a better understanding of spiritual matters in his life, he participated in a study and mentorship program. Not accepting everything but studying for himself God’s peace was evident. A word to us all!

Greg took pride in his neighborhood and community. Even after the onset of his cancer, he took care of his neighbors’ yards and trash along his street and sidewalks. Greg always knew how to lighten a room; he was a jokester who loved to laugh. In his leisure time he loved playing his drums, listening to jazz, and going on cruises.

Greg was preceded in death by his son, Gregory Phillip Brannon; father, Nathaniel Brannon; mother, Evelyn Louise Sutton; sister, Jacqueline V. Reynolds; grandparents, Annabelle and Lusher Brannon; and nephew, Anthony E. Reynolds.

Greg leaves to cherish his memory, granddaughters, Gabriel M. and Giana K. Brannon, brother, Nathaniel C. (Sharon) Brannon; sisters, Patrice M. (Michael) Christian and Tobbie Reeves Herriott; special friends, Clifford Pate, Frank Jefferson Jr, and Carol O’Conner; and a host of nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Memorial Service 2:00pm Friday, December 17, 2021 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.

Inurnment at Evergreen Burial Park.

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  1. Valerie Mangum-Sullivan

    Praying for the family at this time. Peace Love and Blessings.

  2. So very dorry for your loss. Greg was such a wonderful person. Our love and prayers surround you. The Dominican Sisters of Peace

  3. Prayers of strength and comfort to the family at this difficult time. Greg was a of mine friend from school days. Always would see you at festivals around town enjoying the live music. Rest in heavenly peace.

  4. So very sorry for your loss…keeping you in our prayers.

    Diane Irwin

  5. Richard Stallings

    You have our deepest sympathy in your time of loss. Greg was a good friend and co worker at saint marys . May god comfort the family.

  6. Sheilia Horton-Carter

    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time. Greg was more than just a Maintenance Technician at DSOP. He was the life of all the social events. His sense of humor was unforgettable. He loved to make us all smile. He smile was infectious. He will be missed by all at Dominican Sisters of Peace.

  7. It is with deep sorrow to hear that a friend, classmate and brother has passed away from this earth but has gone on to a better place to be with the Lord. Know that he is still watching us and praying for us to become better than what we are so we can join him at our appoint8time. Rest in Peace my brother.

  8. My condolences to the Brannon Family. This is a hard one for me. I feel honored to have known him and blessed. I am so unhappy right now.

  9. Gregg was so pleasant to work with, he always made me laugh, I will miss his playful spirit and remember the good times at Mohun health care center, for Dominican Sisters of Peace. Please accept my deepest condolences

  10. Carol (O’Connor) Wallenfelsz

    Greg will be missed. He brought so much joy and laughter to so many people. I know I am a better person for having known him. I cherish the time spent with him recently. It was a great gift. My wish for you: Grieve well.

  11. So sorry for your enormous loss. Greg was a guy that was one of a kind. He loved people and showed it with everyone he met. He was always making jokes and was always so helpful at work or home repair problems. I enjoyed working with him at Dominican Sisters of Peace. Glad he finally got to see Michigan win this year!

  12. So sorry for your enormous loss. Greg was a guy that was one of a kind. He loved people and showed it with everyone he met. He was always making jokes and was always so helpful at work or home repair problems. I enjoyed working with Greg at Dominican Sisters of Peace. Glad he finally got to see Michigan win this year!

  13. Sorry for your loss praying for your family

  14. Mr Gregg was a awesome friend, and nieghbor. I have a home on Wilson ave got to know Mr Gregg and my dog diesel just loved him. A very kind man I was so blessed to have known him. I’m so for your loss Teresa

  15. Our condolences to the Brannon family. Greg was always a pleasure to talk to and will be missed.

    Bryon and Francine

  16. SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF GREG”S PASSING. HE WAS REALLY AN AWESOME PERSON
    ALWAYS HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE. MAY GOD COMFORT YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME BLESSINGS TO THE FAMILY

  17. Condolences and prayers to the Brannon Family re. Greg’s passing.
    Greg was a kind-hearted person with an infectious smile, which I’ll miss, and was, as his obituary read, proud of his neighborhood and community and was very involved w/ same, a proud handyman, loved his family-esp. his deceased son Gregory – and friends, and yes, he loved to laugh and be a jokester. Also, he looked sharp in his naval uniform when he was younger!
    I met Greg at an employee thrown party after The Union dept. store (later Halle’s) closed in downtown Columbus (we didn’t cross paths while employed there) and we stayed friends over the years, but I lost touch w/ him in the last several years tho I knew he worked at Mary of the Springs/Dominican Sisters of Peace. Sorry I missed his service as I would have been there.

    RIP Greg!

    Ann Finn

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