July 12, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/15/2008 17:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 7/16/2008 11:00:00
Robert Clay Branham, age 82, resident of Willard, passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2008. He was born on July 12, 1926 in Allen, KY to the late Thomas and Sally (Bentley) Branham and had been a resident of the Willard and Attica areas most of his life. He was an US Army Veteran serving during WWII. He was a sergeant over the “Prisoners of War.” He was a retired paint foremen for Midwest Industries in Willard. He was a member of the Willard Country Club. Mr. Branham was an avid fisherman, golfer and loved spoiling his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Alice Branham, whom he wed on November 27, 1946; two children, Rita (Gary) Brandeberry of Toledo and Michael (Linda) Branham of Shelby; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and nine brothers and sisters.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Ricky Branham officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
To Alice(Mom), Sis, Mike,
My mom told me of Clay’s passing just this evening, I am so very sorry and please accept my deepest condolences. I know it has been a long time but the memories of your Husband and Dad will live forever with me. He treated me like a second son and all of you were like my second family. I still picture him in the house in
Attica, in that chair, with the big smile he always had. You will not find a nicer gentleman. My thoughts and prayers are with you this evening. – Denny –
I am sorry to hear about Clay. I met him years ago with Cardiac Rehabilitation at Mercy Hospital of Willard and just saw him again at the last hospital stay. I enjoyed meeting him years ago as he was such a caring thoughtfull gentleman. He had a story for every occasion–especially the fishing stories. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time.
Dear Alice: It was such a shock to hear about Clay. I spent many a happy hour fishing with Clay & Dr. John Rosso. How much fun we had! I have a hat Clay gave me a few years ago with fishing lures sewed on it. I will always cherish it & wear it when fishing. May God grant you peace and strength. Paul Jones9roE9
Dear Alice-Mike Linda- sorry to her of Clay’s passing. We always loved Clay and the family I hope the rest of you are all well.
Pat & Skip Faulkner
Please accept our condolences on Uncle Clay’s passing. May God Bless you and grant you peace and comfort.
Dennis and Cynthia Branham
WE ARE SO SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT CLAY. HE WAS A VERY
SPECIAL MAN AND HE WAS SO FUNNY. I ENJOYED TALKING. HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL. SO SORRY!
ROSE & GARY PITTENGER