Roger served in the U.S. Army from 1963-1965. He was honorably discharged. He was a past Master and Member of the Brooklyn Masonic Lodge #454, until he retired to Greeneville, Tennesse, in 1993.
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Blanche Carol Branham; his son and daughter-in-law, Darren and Carolyn Branham; his daughter, Deanna Branham; sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Ronald Rubesne; brother and sister-in-law, Willis Ray and Carol Branham; grandson and wife, Derek and Chandler Branham; as well as a host of beloved nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Mr. Branham was preceded in death by his parents, Willis and Velma Branham; and his brother, Vernon Branham.
The family will receive friends Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 4 until 6 P.M., at Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home, 1125 Tusculum Blvd., Greeneville, Tennessee. The Funeral Service will follow visitation at 6 P.M., in the Funeral Chapel, with Dr. John Mcpheron officiating. Interment will be Friday, October 4, 2013, at 10 A.M., in the Andrew Johnson National Cemetery with military graveside services conducted by Greene County Honor Guard and Tennessee National Guard. Friends and family are asked to meet at 9:30 A.M., Friday, at Doughty-Stevens, to go in procession to the cemetery. Pallbearers are Derek Charles, Darrell and Miles Duncil, Darren and Derek Branham, and Cecil Hall.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.