Melvin ‘Red’ Brandon

Melvin ‘Red’ Brandon

Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 4:16 pm

Melvin Lee “Red” Brandon, 84, of Union City died Oct. 23, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with Dr. Bobby Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Ebenezer Cemetery.
Visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be his grandchildren.
He was born Feb. 25, 1928, in Clay County, Ark., son of the late Manson Richard and Mary Molindia (Jennings) Brandon. He married Margie Ruth Williams May 30, 1950. She died Nov. 27, 1990. He then married Mary Lavelle (Wade) Mobbs Aug. 30, 1998. She survives. He was retired from the former Reelfoot Packing Co., where he worked for 25 years. He was a retired Assembly of God minister. He attended Beech Chapel Church and was a retired member of Assembly of God Pastorial Association.
He is also survived by two daughters, Molindia Walker of Union City and Marlyn Regina Waldon of Hornbeak; his son, Melvin Lee Brandon Jr. of Memphis; three stepdaughters, Sandra Cole and Reba Smyth, both of Union City, and Teresa Harris of Trimble; two stepsons, Danny Mobbs of Pontiac, Mich., and Ruel Mobbs of Union City; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; four brothers, William Brandon of Obion, Clarence Brandon of Plymouth, Mich., and L.D. Brandon and Klyce “Shorty” Brandon, both of Troy.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Inez Brandon and Drucella Brandon.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.

Published in The Messenger 10.24.12

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