Grover William Brannon born December 3, 1946 in Columbus Ohio, passed away May 5, 2016 in Katy,Texas.
Bill’s life journey began in Ohio and as a young man he made his way to Texas making his home in San Felipe, Texas.
He worked as a roughneck, a Machinist at Cameron Iron, Material Handler at ATAB of Texas and Maintenance at River Ridge Golf Course (this of course being his favorite).
In 1988 Bill met the love of his life, Shirley. They married a year later on June 3, 1989. He and Shirley spent the next 27 years watching their family grow, sharing the things they loved with their children and grandchildren, starting traditions and creating lifelong memories.
His love for fishing brought his family together. Spending countless hours on the river he taught that with patience, perseverance and self- confidence you could make anything happen, including “hooking the big one”.
Bill was preceded in death by his mother Atha Lou Brannon, father George Grover Brannon, son Stacy Brannon, sister Paula Brannon, mother and father-in-law Mildred and Lee Roy Lilie, brother and sister-in-law Morris and Georgie Hoffman, sister-in-law Connie Dieringer, nephew Larry Mahaffey, great nephew Darrion Mahaffey and grand-daughter Elizabeth Rhodes.
He is survived by his wife Shirley Brannon, sister and brother-in-law Jane and James Penny of Ohio, children David Brannon and Susie Kerns of Ohio, Sissy Tacker, Daniel Machala, Jason and Tabitha Woods, Shelly and Micheal Clewis, Shirley and Jimmy Wright all from Texas. Grandchildren from Texas, Garrett and Rebekah Woods, Ashley and A.J. Schmidt, Maegan Rhodes, Tempie and Tristin Tacker, Kailei, Jeramiah, Eddie and Jason (Cowboy) Woods, Julia and Charles (Ray) Wright. Grandchildren from Ohio, Kirsty Furnas, D.J. Dean, Harlee Shelton, Adrian Roberts and Logan, Seth and Kayla Hensley. Eleven great grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, all of whom he loved dearly.
Funeral services were held at Knesek Funeral Chapel in Sealy, Texas on May 12, 2016 with Pastor Robby Magee officiating.