James 'Richard' Branneman

Thursday, September 25, 2014

James Richard Branneman, 75, of Cloverdale, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

He was born May 1, 1939 in Putnam County. He was the son of the late Charles E. and Ruby M. Branneman Lopossa. He married Nancy (Laudig) Branneman on May 10, 1959, and she survives.

He was employed at IBM in Greencastle until 1971 when he started Branneman Construction, spending his career building custom homes. After retirement, he used his talents to create handcrafted wooden pieces too various to mention.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children Pam Branneman Wehrley and husband Reed of Cloverdale, Jeff Branneman of Cloverdale, Brad Branneman of Cloverdale and Matt Branneman and wife Angela of Dryden, N.Y; his grandchildren Nicole, Damon (Celena), Amber (Brad), Crystal (Mickey), Brittanie (Tim), Lucas, Alexis, Lauren and Bella; and his great-grandchildren Zane, Hunter, Shelby, Jeramiah, Bradley, Ezra, Alex, Rose and Taz.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Edwin R. Branneman and nephew Jordan Delp.

Visitation is Friday Sept. 26, 2014 from 4-8 p.m. at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale. Services will be private.

Condolences may be sent to the family at cds@whitakerfuneralhome.net.