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Charles Winston Brandon

January 17, 1926 — August 26, 2016

Mr. Charles Winston Brandon, 90, was born on January 17, 1926 to Charles Winston and Helen Lavender Brandon in Tulsa, Oklahoma, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife Martha Dillon Brandon, two daughters, Martha Lynn Brandon and Julie Ann (Johnny) Barnes and one son, Charles Winston (Wendy) Brandon, III, seven grandchildren, Jonas (Beth) Denny and Seth Denny, Ann Denny (Ed) Karl, Brandon Wood and Bennett (Julie) Wood, Winston Taylor Brandon and Annabelle Brandon; six great-grandchildren, John Luke Denny and Amanda Denny, Steven Ligon, Grace Denny, Caleb Denny and Waylon Wood. Charlie graduated from Central High School in Jackson, MS. He joined the Air Force during World War II and returned to finish his education at Millsap’s College in Jackson and the University of Alabama, receiving the Master’s Degree in 1952. He entered the life insurance business with Connecticut Mutual/Mass Mutual where he stayed until his retirement in 2008. He received his Chartered Life Underwriter Degree in 1959 and later Chartered Financial Consultant Degree. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table, The Estate Planning Council, National Association of Life Underwriters, Chartered Life Underwriters, serving as President of both, the National ELIF Award (Exceptional Level of Insurance in Force) with Connecticut Mutual. Charlie was a long time member of Otter Creek Church of Christ serving as a Deacon, Elder, Adult Sunday School Teacher and active in starting the AGAPE (Advancement, Guidance, Aid, Placement, Empathy) 1967, serving as first Chairman of the Board. He was a member of Richland Country Club where he played golf and tennis. He also enjoyed playing chess and bridge. A celebration of his life will be held at the Otter Creek Church 409 Franklin Rd., Nashville, TN on Monday, August 29, 2015 with visitation from 4-6 pm and a service to follow at 6:30 pm. Private burial at Riverside Cemetery in Woodbury, TN. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to AGAPE, 455 Trousdale, Nashville, TN 37204 or Alive Hospice. Contact Smith Funeral Home for details. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net Smith Funeral Home, (615)563-5337
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