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Royal Douglas Brandon Jr.

SoVaNow.com / May 30, 2013
Royal Douglas “Bill” Brandon Jr. of Mason Chapel Road, Alton died May 26, 2013 at Halifax Regional Hospital at the age of 83. Born in Halifax County on Oct. 5, 1929, he was the son of the late Royal Douglas Brandon Sr. and Eunice B. Brandon. He was married to Carolyn Womack Brandon and was a member of Faith Community Mission, serving as chairman of the Board of Deacons. A local farmer and businessman, Mr. Brandon was co-founder of Brandon’s Enterprises.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, he is survived by four children, Douglas Brandon and wife, Levern, James Brandon and Stanley Brandon and wife, Angela, all of Alton and Carolyn West of San Gabriel, Calif., seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, four sisters, Lucy Woods and husband Odie of Inglewood, Calif., Annie Richmond and husband Elbert of Milton, N.C., Helen Richmond and husband Hurley of Silver Spring, Md., and Carolyn Taylor and husband Lee of Roanoke, a devoted brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Calvin Cheek Sr. of South Boston and Myrtle Brandon of Alton and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, Mr. Brandon was preceded in death by six siblings, John, Richard, Sally, Josephine, Curtis and William.

A celebration of life service for Mr. Brandon will be held Friday, May 31 at noon at Grace Baptist Church, Buckshoal Road, Virgilina with Rev. Anthony Jones officiating.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home. The family is receiving friends at the residence, 2091 Mason Chapel Road, Alton. Funeral arrangements are by Jeffress Funeral Home.

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