July 8, 1939 ~ August 18, 2022

Born in: Cardwell , MO
Resided in: Owensboro, KY

Bobby Brannum, 83, of Owensboro, Kentucky, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on August 18, 2022. He was born July 8, 1939, in Cardwell, Missouri, to the late Tommy and Ellen Chilton Brannum. Bobby worked as a salesman at Lee Brick and Block, Inc. and attended Metro Pentecostal Church.
Bobby enjoyed fishing, gardening, and hunting. He loved to give his garden veggies away to anyone who would enjoy them. Bobby loved his family and holding his grandbabies. He was faithful to the church and was strong in his faith.
Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sisters, Shirley, Betty, Mary, and Denner and brothers, Johnny Wayne, James, Charles, Albert, and Lee.
Those left to cherish Bobby’s memory are his wife of 65 years, Nina Cooper Brannum; his favorite son, Ricky (Patricia) Brannum of Owensboro; his three favorite daughters, Sandy (Roger) Kirby of Owensboro, Carolyn Deen of Newburgh, Indiana, and Angie (Randy) Hopson of Henderson, Kentucky; his grandchildren, Aaron Brannum, Adam Brannum, Shanna Taylor, Misty Boone, Derek Deen, Dustin Deen, Danielle Moore, Ryan Hopson, and Mindy Jones; and his brother, Joe Mack (Janice) Brannum of Cardwell, Missouri.
Services will be 11:00 am on Monday, August 22, 2022, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory with Pastor Huff officiating. Burial to follow at Rosehill Elmwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 21, 2022, at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory and again on Monday, August 22, 2022, from 9:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take form of charitable donations made payable to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Brannum. Leave your messages of condolence for the family of Bobby Brannum and sign his virtual guestbook at


Visitation: August 21, 2022 2:00 pm - August 21, 2022 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Visitation: August 22, 2022 9:00 am - August 22, 2022 11:00 am

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: August 22, 2022 11:00 am - August 22, 2022 12:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. He was one of the kindest and most generous people we have ever had the privilege to know. He planted to most beautiful garden, and when he found out I loved okra, he planted me a row. My favorite memories were all the stories he would tell of his beautiful family, as my girls and I would help him plant beans. When picking time came, we would sit on buckets and pick beans and he would talk about all the days gone by raising his family. A year or so ago I sat with him and his beautiful wife and discussed something very hard in my life. I got choked up and started to cry. I looked up embarrassed, only to see so much compassion on his face, and tears running down his cheeks. He had such a great big heart. I have said so many times that his and his wife’s greatness is reflected in the beauty of his entire family. They are truly genuine people. Our prayers will be with this entire family! We love everyone of you!

  2. We loved Uncle Bob so much. He was such a blessing to everyone. He was the most caring and kindest man ever. Uncle Bob loved GOD and his family above all! Heaven gained a wonderful soul. He will be missed so much. We Love You!!❤️❤️

  3. Brother Brannum was a great man. Oh how he loved his family and gardening. I was blessed with his vegetables. He loved giving to people. Rest in Jesus brother.

  4. Bro. Brannum was one of the kindest, most soft spoken, caring, and giving men I have ever had the privilege to know. I am thankful that God saw fit to allow our paths to cross. We’ve worshipped for many years together in church and I look forward to rejoicing with him on streets of gold soon. Our family will miss him!

  5. To the family of Mr. Bobby, I’m truly sorry for the loss of your loved one. I really enjoyed taking care of him. He was so eager and determined to fight fight fight. Even, on his toughest days he still tried his best to do what he needed to do. All of you have my prayers and condolences. To Nina you done a wonderful job and I thank you for allowing me to help care for such a kind hearted person. CNA from Owenboro Health HomeCare

  6. So sorry to hear of the passing of Bobby….I will always remember the fish he would give to our family after many of his fishing trips. He was such a good man!

  7. God is getting a true angel. We will miss him dearly, he was like a second father to us. He was a remarkable man who left big foot prints in our hearts and we have so many memories of Bob. May God be with you in your loss. Lots of love and hugs.
    Autumn and Thomas Evans

  8. To all of Bobby’s Family,

    Sincere sympathy as you grieve Bobby’s passing. One of very few Gentlemen in the brick laying business. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bobby’s family during these sorrowful days. May he rest in peace.

  9. Uncle Bob The DEES FAMILY from Mississippi misses you very much we love you and RIP UNCLE BOB Love JJ DEES, TAMMY DEES, JEERY DEES, HAROLD DEES, CARL AND MELINDA DEES

  10. Nina and Ricky and the entire family, I am so sorry about your loss. I have known Bobby for many years thru our work at the Owensboro Brick and Tile. For 5 or 6 years i was a truck driver and Bobby was my boss and he was one of the finest men I have ever known . I have known Nina since we was kids.Our prayers will be with this entire family! Rest in peace dear friend.

  11. We Are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Bobby.
    To the family, the thing we thought of most when his name came up was the smile he always had! We know it’s hard to lose our loved ones,
    but we can always look forward to seeing them when the Lord calls our number. We will keep all of you in our prayers through this saddest of moments.

    With love,
    Carl & Suzy

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