, Muskogee, OK


May 12, 2013

Frank “Sonny” Brandon

1930 - 2013

— Frank “Sonny” Brandon, 82 year old Checotah resident passed away Thursday, May 9, 2013. He was born Monday, June 9, 1930 to Golden Frank and Lena Rose (Hodge) Brandon in Okmulgee. He grew up in the Checotah area. Frank later moved to California where he graduated from High School.

Frank met and married the love of his life Wanda (Combs) Grant, Thursday, October 20, 1977 in Eufaula. He opened up a paint and body shop and later worked for LA Police Department as their paint and body man for 27 years. After retirement Frank moved back to Checotah where he enjoyed working with cars and loved working in the yard. He was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents and brothers-in-law, George Gay and David Hawks.

Frank is lovingly survived by his wife Wanda of the home; a daughter , Lynda Zoglman and husband Bill; son, Steven Brandon; stepson, Eddie Grant and wife Sonya; granddaughters, Cindy Bunce, Ashley Grant and Crystal Lyon; grandson, Aaron Grant; four great grandchildren and two sisters, Becky Hawks and Joyce Gray. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, other extended family and a host of friends.

Viewing will be 1 PM - 4 PM Sunday, May 12, 2013 and 9 AM to 7 PM on Monday, May 13, 2013 at Garrett Funeral Home with Sonny’s family greeting  friends, Monday evening from 5 PM - 7 PM. Funeral services for Sonny will be held at 1 PM on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Dennis officiating. Committal prayers and Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery under the personal direction of John Garrett. Darren Johnson, Greg Johnson, Richie Gay, Chris Gay, Mark Gay and Aaron Grant will serve as Casket Bearers.

You may share online condolences with Frank’s family The family of Frank “Sonny” Brandon entrusted his care, services and burial to John & Kim Garrett of Garrett Family Funeral Home & Cremation Service 311 SW 2nd Checotah, OK 74426 (918) 473-2244.


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