July 15, 1949 - August 28, 2021
James W. “Bubba” Brannan, 72, of Wapakoneta, died 5:36 p.m., Sat. Aug. 28. 2021, at Mercy Health- St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born July 15, 1949, in Lima, the son of the late Elmer C. “Jack” & Iva Irene (Krites) Brannan. On Oct. 20, 1972, he married Devra L. Waterman, and she survives. Other survivors include, 2 daughters, Jamie Brannan, Wapakoneta, Jodi (Jason) Wright, Lima, 4 grandchildren, Zack Brannan, Zerrick Brannan, Jaideyn Brannan, Jaden Wright, 2 great grandchildren who were the “Light of his Life” and called him Pop Pops, Zuri Brannan, Nyla Brannan, a brother, Dave “Tiny” (Michele) Brannan, Spencerville, a brother-in-law, Steve (Connie) Kinstle, Wapakoneta, 2 nieces & 1 nephew, several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Nancy Kinstle. Bubba retired from the Wapakoneta Fire Dept. He also worked at Kent Surveying, Cotner’s Hardware, and the Lima Bargain Center. He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Viet Nam, from 1969 to 1970, and was a life member of the Wapakoneta V.F.W., Post #8445, Wapakoneta. Bubba coached the Wapakoneta High School girls bowling team, and Little League baseball. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bowling, watching sports on ESPN, and was an avid fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes. Funeral services will be 4:00 p.m., Fri. Sept. 3, 2021, at the Eley Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta. The family will receive family and friends 2-4 p.m., Fri. at the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the Wapakoneta V.F.W., Post #8445, at the funeral home following the funeral service. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Wounded Warriors Project. Condolences may be expressed at www.eleyfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
James W. “Bubba” Brannan, 72, of Wapakoneta, died 5:36 p.m., Sat. Aug. 28. 2021, at Mercy Health- St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born July 15, 1949, in Lima, the son of the late Elmer C. “Jack” & Iva Irene... View Obituary & Service Information
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