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"Jr" Lemuel Shaw Brandon Jr, 78 year old Checotah resident, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in Eufaula. He was born on Wednesday, November 16, 1938 to Lemuel Shaw and Lillie Mae (Lewis) Brandon, Sr. in Hitchita, OK. JR spent his early years in Hitchita and moved to Tehachapi, CA with his family in his early teens, he graduated from Tehachapi High School and attended college for a short time and before beginning his career at Cal-Portland Cement Co. In 1958 he married Betty "Sue" Lee and they had 3 children together, Shelia, Robin and Stephenie. In 1985 he married Minnie Fay McNeal and was married until "Fay" passed in 2014. JR moved to Checotah in 1995, bought Brandon's Grocery Store on Texanna Road where he served the Texanna and surrounding community until retiring in March 2007. He enjoyed time golfing, fishing, playing cards, bowling and riding his Goldwing Motorcycle, playing basketball and baseball and especially time with his grandkids. JR loved to dance, go to the Casino, Las Vegas and Shreveport.
JR was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Minnie Faye, his previous wife, Betty Sue, his daughter, Sheila Brandon, his son Robin Brandon, his brother, Billy Ray Brandon; his sister, Wanda Brandon Newton and his grandchild, Hope Brandon. He is lovingly survived by his daughter, Stephenie Koons and her husband Douglas of Checotah, his grandchildren, Chris Ross and his wife Aimee, Faye Ross, Ronnie Ross, Tristan Koons, Chandler Koons and Theresa Koons and his 10 Great Grandchildren, JR is also survived by his late wife, Fay Brandon's family as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other extended family and a lifetime of friends.
Viewing will be from 9AM-7PM on Monday, January 30, 2017 with his family greeting friends from 5-7PM at Garrett Family Funeral Home. Services celebrating the life of JR will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 in the Serenity Chapel of Garrett Family Funeral Home with Reverend Tim Turner officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett. Chris Ross, Ronnie Ross, Chandler Koons, Cody Ross, Blake Ross and Dylan Ross will serve as Casket Bearers. Noah Phillips and Matthew Phillips serving as Honorary Casket Bearers.
You may share online condolences with JR's family at www.garrettfamilyfuneralhome.com. The family of Lemuel "JR" Shaw Brandon, Jr. entrusted his care, services and burial to John, Kim & Seth Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426
Published on January 28, 2017
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