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Robert W. ‘Bob’ Brandon III

Robert W. ‘Bob’ Brandon III

Posted: Friday, March 2, 2012 1:09 pm

Robert W. “Bob” Brandon III, age 72, died Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at Volunteer Community Hospital in Martin.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) at the First United Methodist Church in Martin with Rev. Paul McAdoo officiating. Burial will be in East Side Cemetery in Martin with Murphy Funeral Home of Martin in charge of the arrangements. Visitation will be after 11 a.m. until funeral time at the church. The family will arrive at the church at noon.
Danny Harris, Marvin Alexander, Tommy Martin, Dale Bolding, Jonah McKenzie and Wendell Cates will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Grant Mesimer, Jimmy Smith, Bob Peeler, Steve Cannon, Grove Page, Dr. O. K. Smith, Bink Fuller, Bob Bates, David Murphy, Tommy Bradberry, Tommy Akin, Dr. Lloyd Duncan, Harry lee Caudle, Warren Caudle, Lonnie McQueen, George Mesimer, Doug McDurmon, Pat McDurmon, Charles McWherter, Sal Raspa, Joe Hill, Dale Overton, Billy Ford, Mark Ford, Mike Ford, Maury Ford, Wendell Alexander, Joe Rainey, Rex Smith and Billy Adams.
Brandon was born Oct. 23, 1939, son of the late Robert W. Jr and Frances “Lady” Harris Brandon. He was a graduate of Martin High School and Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. He was an attorney and retired as director of the Northwest Tennessee Development District. He was a member of the 1970 Tennessee Constitutional Convention that equalized property taxes between farmers and homeowners. He was a former alderman for the City of Martin, served for years on the Board of Directors for City State Bank, and was a member of City Lodge 551-32nd degree Mason-Scottish Rite Al Chymia Temple and American Legion Post 55.
Survivors include one daughter, Lee Brandon (Robert Conley Jr.) Mesimer of Martin; one brother, Wayne Brandon of Clifton; three grandchildren, Madison Mesimer, MaryKirk Mesimer and Grant Mesimer, all of Martin; one niece, Kelly (Darrin) Parks of Union City; one nephew, Kirk (Vanessa) Brandon of Nashville; three great-nieces and nephews, Alex Parks and Gussie Parks, both of Union City and Karson Brandon of Nashville.
Online tributes may be left at

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