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Harvey Brandon

December 13, 1916 — November 13, 2006

Harvey Brandon

Harvey R. Brandon, 89, of Viola, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2006, at Mercer County Hospital, Aledo. Services are 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola. Burial is in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Visitation is 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association. He was born Dec. 13, 1916, in Hannibal, Mo., to Harvey R. and Clara Frame Brandon Sr. He married Mary Smith Aug. 24, 1940, in Hannibal. He was a truck driver for Knox Motor Service, East Moline, which later became ATL, for 27 years, retiring in 1978. He was a member of Teamsters Local 371, Rock Island. He loved his grandkids, bowling, fishing and, in his younger years, he played baseball. Surviving are wife, Mary Brandon; daughters, Peggy and Dennis Shefey, Jonesboro, Tenn., Carolyn Trenton, Viola, Mary Durbin, Elizabethtown, Tenn.; sons, Ralph and Sharon Brandon, Davenport, Harvey J. Sr. and Barb Brandon, Moline, Donald Sr. and Rita Brandon, Viola, Bill and Peggy Brandon, Moline, Robert Brandon, Channelview, Texas; siblings, Patricia Moore, Missouri, Dorothy Moyer, Texas; 21 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Josephine Moyer Buskirk; three granddaughters. Online condolences may be left at www.dennisonfuneralhome.com.


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