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Funeral Service

Straightway Baptist Church
Friday January 18th, 2019

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Roger Dale Branon

Roger Dale “Fatz” Branon, 55, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM, Friday, January 18, 2019 at Straightway Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Bledsole officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Roger was born in Forsyth County to the late William Kenneth and Carolyn Shields Branon. He worked with North Carolina Department of Transportation for 19 years. He loved racing and was either a driver or a crew member for over 20 years; he just loved being at the race track especially Ace Speedway. He gave his time as a volunteer fire fighter in both Rockingham and Caswell Counties. Most of all he loved his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 25 years Edna Cannon Branon as well as his sister, Beverly Jean Branon. Survivors include his son, Christopher Cannon (Michelle); daughter, Nicole Branon Gravley (Chris); grandchildren, Alexis and Elizabeth Gravley; siblings, Mike Branon, Suzie Wright (Richard) along with a large extended family. The family would like to offer a special thanks to Amy Keaton with Hospice of Rockingham County for her special care during a difficult time. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

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Roger and I grew up together. We usually saved each other a seat on the school bus on whoever got on the bus first. He was always kind and never said bad thing about anyone. He had the biggest smile that I ever knew of. I'm blessed to have known him. We lost track of each other after where he grew up on National Service Road. I'm sorry that I didn't know sooner of his death. I was raised up in showing last respects to the family. I am sorry for your loss.

Elaine Pitts Lowe Jan 18 2019 9:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Branon

frazierkam18@yahoo.com Jan 17 2019 8:32 AM

I know the hole family my prayer's are with them and Roger was a nice person he will be miss my love and heart goes out the the family

Patricia Jan 16 2019 8:48 PM

Chris, Michelle, & Nicole, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Roger will surely be missed by so many people. It has been our privilege to have known Roger and his family for so many years. He was truly a kind hearted man. Im sure he has a special place in heaven With sincere sympathy Andy & Mary Ellen Chilton

Andy & Mary Ellen Chilton Jan 16 2019 7:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Branon

Donna Somers Jan 16 2019 7:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Roger Branon

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