services for Thomas Charles Ray Brannum I, of Sherman, TX will be held
at 10:00AM Saturday, August 28, 2010 graveside at the West Hill Cemetery
in Sherman. Services are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.
He passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at the Texas Health
Presbyterian-WNJ Hospital in Sherman.
Tommy was born on October 4, 1955 in Sherman, TX the son of Truitt
and Loretta Jo "Joie" Hall Brannum. He married Susan Elaine Mihalakis on
December 9, 1972 in Sherman.
Tommy worked at Burlington Industries from 1972 until its closure.
He then earned his degree in Industrial Maintenance and started his own
Tommy befriended and opened his home to several people throughout
his life. His compassion didn't end with just people it extended to his
many animals and pets which he considered family. Tommy enjoyed hunting
and fishing but his favorite past time was drinking coffee at several coffee
shops with his friends.
He is survived by his wife Susan Brannum of Sherman, three sons,
Tommy Brannum II, Jessie Brannum and Travis Brannum and wife Janey, sister,
Roxie Miller and husband Don all of Sherman, brother, George Brannum of
Sherwood Shores, TX, four grandchildren, Natalie, Todd, Travis and Tyler
Brannum. He was also survived by several other family and friends.
Tommy was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Pallbearers will be George Brannum, Travis Brannum, Jessie Brannum,
Tommy Brannum, Casey Brannum, Raymond Wright, Todd Brannum, Travis Brannum
and Dean Hall.
The family will be accepting friends at 203 N. Woods for friends
who would like to come by.
Family night will be held on Friday, August 27, from 6:00 to 8:00
PM at Waldo Funeral Home.