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Donald Joe Brandon

August 24th, 1934 - May 22nd, 2023

Donald Joe Brandon, 88, passed from this life to eternal life with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 22, 2023. Don was born in Cramerton, NC on August 24, 1934 to Ruth Featherston Brandon and John Ray Brandon. Don married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Shirley Long Brandon, in 1956 after graduating from Duke University. He worked for Allied Chemical / Honeywell in Industrial Management for 38 years, most of which was spent at the Allied plant in Columbia, SC. Don was lovingly known as Daddy B. He enjoyed life and the people he crossed paths with, rarely meeting a stranger. He considered many of his neighbors as part of his extended family. He was an excellent golfer and also enjoyed playing and umpiring the Allied softball teams, hunting, fishing, family trips to the Little Beach House and tinkering with anything mechanical. Don was a longtime member of Riverland Hills Baptist Church where he served as youth Sunday School teacher, Deacon, Lead Usher and member of the Bethel Sunday School Class. Don was predeceased by his parents, Ruth and Ray Brandon and his youngest brother, Max Brandon. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Shirley Brandon; his daughter, Janet Brandon Clark (J.M. (Corky) Clark, Jr.); his son, Donald Joe Brandon, Jr.; his granddaughter, Betsey Clark Ruff (Russell T. Ruff) and his great grandsons, Cooper Clark Ruff and Davis Elihu Ruff. He is also survived by his much-loved brother, Dr. Daniel R. Brandon (Nancy) and numerous nieces and nephews. A Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be held on Saturday, May 27th at Riverland Hills Baptist Church, 201 Lake Murray Blvd., Irmo, SC, 29063 beginning at 11:00 am. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 10:00 am at the church. A private burial will follow. If you would like to make a memorial honoring Don, the family recommends Riverland Hills Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

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