Nicky Olen Brandon passed on March 25, 2022, at the age of 73. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Pamela Sanders Brandon; his daughters and sons-in-law, Dawn and Eddie McCord, Faith and Brian Walker; his grandchildren, Hope Walker, Brandon Walker, Zachary and Lettie McCord, Claire Walker, and Abigail McCord; his sister, Ann Shaddock; and countless extended family, friends, and brothers and sisters in Christ. He is preceded in death by his sister, Karen Adams, and his brother, Larry Brandon.
Nick was born on October 16, 1948, in Scottsboro, AL, to the late William “Bill” Brandon and Ozell Dolberry Pratt. He graduated from Thornridge High School in 1966 in Chicago, IL, and attended Purdue University on a football scholarship. He married Pamela Sanders on December 6, 1969, and moved to Huntsville, AL. He served in the United States Army for 7 years, deploying to Ft. Riley, KS, and Wurzburg, Germany. Nick retired from the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) in 2010, after 32 years of service to the Department of Defense.
Nick was, first and foremost, a faithful child of God. He was a devoted student of scripture, often teaching Bible classes and preaching sermons. He loved to lead singing and fellowship with his church family. Nick was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. He loved to travel with Pam and was a passionate attendee at his grandchildren’s various competitions and events over the years. Nick was a strong leader and godly example to his family.
The family will receive friends on Monday beginning at 10am at Hazel Green Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at Noon at the funeral home with Bro. Ben May officiating. Burial will follow the service and will be in Gurley City Cemetery.
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