Tiki July 25, 1997 - January 24, 2016
Charles Joseph (Sonny) Brannock
His mother nicknamed him Sonny, but it could have been spelled Sunny, because he brought sunshine to the lives of many. Born in Springfield, MO, June 8, 1944, he graduated from Central High, joined the Air Force, returned to put down roots and rarely left the area.
Working in the automotive industry in one phase or another all his life, he made many friends who shared his love for cars. He could repair them, rebuild their engines, do the machine work, or put together a kit car, and was always willing to help a friend with his/her car or any other problem.
The auto accident occurred on January 29, 2016, and he made his transition on February 9, 2016. His parents were Leonard Brannock and Lorene (Miller) Brannock Johnson. He leaves many happy memories with his sons, Ron and Kelly, his granddaughter Adriana, his brothers Dan, Jim, and Bill, his sister Patsy, his sister-in-law Becky, his “chosen” brother Peter, nieces and nephews scattered from Georgia to California, his dog Bob, his other “family” in Greenfield, and numerous friends and neighbors who worked and played with him.
Thank You to all who came to the hospital to visit Sonny and offer comfort and aid to family members, and a Well Done to all the doctors, nurses, and support staff at Mercy for their excellent medical skills and the patience and compassion shown family and friends.
A private gathering will be held by his family and his ashes scattered over his property, which he called “Sonnyville”, because he loved every inch of it. If a memorial is planned at a later date, friends will be notified by emails or phone calls.
The photo was taken at company play day.
MY BLOG WILL RESUME NEXT WEEK
In the meantime, let's pick up where we left off - Everyday:
Drink tea - eat apples - eat a green leafy vegetable - eat a yellow or orange vegetable or fruit.
Do some form of exercise five times a week.
I've seen first hand how life can change in an instant. Enjoy every day, laugh often, be grateful, tell your family and friends that you love them, help those who need you.