Joseph “Buddy” Brannan, age 62, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, August 7, 2022, in his home. He was born January 3, 1960, in Atlanta, Georgia to W.O. and Kathleen (Rozier) Brannan. Buddy joined the United States Navy in 1979 and served until 1984. His ship, USS America CV-66 held a special place in his heart. He met the love of his life, Elizabeth “Blair” Brannan (Austin) in 1987.
Buddy worked as a mechanic most of his life and had a love for Nascar. His passion for music was instilled in him at a young age and those who knew him would describe his voice as angelic. Buddy was very knowledgeable on historical facts as well as cars and he enjoyed sharing his wisdom with those around him. He is survived by his wife, Blair Brannan; children, Brittney Gaydon, Blair (Richard) Silva, Robert (Angel) Austin; grandchildren, Beighley and Clay Austin, Lucas, Gaven, and Talulah Silva; siblings, David (Carroll) Kornrumpf, Pete (Noel) Brannan, Yvonne (Dave) Parker, Tandy (Sally) Brannan, Owen (Kim) Brannan, Jim Brannan, Kaycie (Gil) Maddox; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A service was held Friday, August 12, at Crozet Baptist Church. A second service will be held in Georgia in September, date TBD.
We know that we can’t have you, but we rejoice in The Lord knowing you are home and singing in the Angel’s choir. Until we see you again.