John Richard Brannen was the fourth child of Joe and Hazel Brannen. He was born October 9, 1933. He served in the U.S. Army in the early 50's. Upon returning from the service, he entered business with his father, Joe Brannen in Pennington, Texas. Subsequently, he, his brother and his brother-in-law took over the business from his father. On February 15, 1958 he married Betty Joyce Roe (born 7/23/39) of Lovelady, Texas. Betty's parents were Willie and Gladys Roe.
Johnny Brannen 12/97
Betty Brannen 6/99
Johnny was one of the owners of Brannen & Walker Farm Supply in Pennington, Texas until the business was sold on January 1, 1980. After that time he worked at the Houston County Electric Co-op in Crockett, Texas, concentrating on right-of-way acquisitions, until his retirement at the end of 1998. Betty worked for many years for the Bill Dabney surveying office in Crockett, and has now been retired for quite a while.
Johnny and Betty lived on a ranch near Pennington for many years, but in the 80's, they bought another ranch and built another home, about 5 miles southeast of Crockett, adjacent to U.S. Highway 287. Johnny still spends a lot of time with his cattle and owns several different tracts of ranch land in the area. In 2003 they built a new home and moved into Crockett. Their e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnny and Betty have two children:
John Michael ("Mike") Brannen was born March 16, 1961 in Crockett, Texas. Mike graduated from Crockett High School and Sam Houston State University. For many years, Mike worked for the Brookshire Brothers grocery chain, but in 2001 he bought the Texas Burger restaurant in Crockett and has been quite successful in its operation. On 8/5/89 Mike married Sally Grant Meyer (born 9/16/70 in Miami, Florida). Sally's parents were William Larry Meyer and Patricia Marie Meyer of Crockett, Texas. Sally graduated from Stephen F. Austin University and is currently taking a sabbatical from her teaching career. Mike and Sally can be reached at email@example.com. Mike and Sally have two sons:
William Michael ("Will") Brannen, born 4/13/95 in Houston, TX
Grant Michael Brannen, born 4/10/99 in Houston, TX
Will and Grant Brannen (2004)
Rebecca ("Becky") Brannen was born August 13, 1962 in Crockett, Texas. Becky also graduated from Crockett High School, and she attended Alvin Community College, majoring in court reporting. Becky works in the law department of Louis A. Williams and Associates in Marshall, TX. On May 21 Becky married Kent Bynum. Kent was born June 15, 1964 in Marshall, TX and his parents are Mr. and Mrs. Norman Bynum. He is employed at the Knox Lee Power Plan. They can be reached by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Becky and Kent Bynum 5/21/05
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