Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 18, 2022
Richard Dale Brannon

Obit Richard Dale BrannonRichard Dale Brannon, age 68, passed away Jan. 16, 2022, unexpectedly at his home in Grantsville, Utah. He was born Jan. 21, 1953, in Tooele, Utah, to Rhea Ellen Evensen and Ernest L. Brannon. 

Richard attended Tooele High School and after graduation he joined the Marine Corps, where he served honorably. He married Barbara Eyre in July 1973. Together they had two beautiful daughters Holli and Allison. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple.

Through the years Richard had various types of employment before finding his love for truck driving. He became a human cross country road atlas and could tell you all the best truck stops along the way.

After Barbara passed away in 1997, he later met and married Sheila Brown on Oct. 9, 1999. One of the few internet dating site success stories! They were married for eternity in the Jordan River Temple. With his big heart Richard accepted her three children Tiffany, Jason, and Christopher as his own. 

He fiercely loved his family and 13 grandchildren, making sure he attended every wrestling match, football game, soccer game, and dance and music recital he could. “Papa” was always sneaking sips of his Diet Coke to the grandkids and would send them home slipping a dollar in their pocket for a treat to get home. 

He is survived by his wife Sheila; his daughters Holli (Jason) Wilson, Allison (Larry) Sayles, Tiffany (Javier) Hernandez; two sons Jason (Mellisa) Brown and Christopher (Jamie) Brown; 13 grandchildren; sisters Leila (Albert) Gallegos, Stella (Clive) Madsen, and Lonie Lambert; and brothers Ronnie and David.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother James, and first wife Barbara. 

Funeral services will be held at the LDS Chapel, 410 Shelley Lane, Grantsville, Utah, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, at 1 p.m. Viewing will be held Friday, Jan. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., prior to service at the chapel. Burial will be in the Grantsville City Cemetery with military honors. Funeral arrangements under care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home, 435-884-3031. Online condolences and memories may be shared at daltonhoopes.com

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