Luther C. Branam

Jan. 13, 2013 @ 11:40 PM

Sgt. Luther C. Branam, age 87 of Sevierville passed away peacefully at his home with his family by his side on Saturday January 12, 2013.

He was a member and deacon of Bethany Baptist Church. Luther was a World War II veteran who participated in the Normandy Invasion, a past commander of the American Legion Post 104, and a retired chaplain of the Sevier County Rescue Squad.

He was preceded in death by his father, Johnny Branam, mother, Lou Branam, wife, Pollie Branam, sister, Patsy Branam and brothers, Lonard and Junior Branam.

He was survived by sisters, Delcia Rolen and Pauline Rolen, his son Robert Branam, and his former wife Laurie Greenwald and their son, Luther “Alex” Branam, granddaughter Aaron Scott and husband Joey, great grandchildren, Payton and Jackson and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service 11AM Wednesday in the East Chapel of Atchley Funeral Home, Rev. Ben Whitted and Rev. J.L. Sutton officiating. Interment will follow in Black Oak Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post 104. The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Tuesday at Atchley Funeral Home, Sevierville.