Grover Thomas “Tom” Branscum

     October 7, 1941 - August 3, 2016

Grover Thomas “Tom” Branscum, age 74, of Burnside, passed from this life on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at home, surrounded by his loving family.

Tom was born on October 7, 1941, in the Flossie Community of Wayne County, son of the late Claude and Mattie Jones Branscum.  He married Brenda Hair, in Monticello, on January 10, 1985. He worked as a cabinet maker.  Tom loved to fish, play horseshoes and go to yard sales.  More than anything, he loved spending his time with family and friends.  Tom was a member of Mt. Union Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda Hair Branscum; his sons, Carl (and Rhonda) Branscum, of Sidney, Ohio, Russell (and Rachel) Branscum, Thomas (and Butter) Branscum and Stephen (and Heather) Branscum, all of Burnside; his daughters, Belinda Sue Branscum, of Sidney, Ohio, and Sandra (and David) Phillips, of Darlington, South Carolina; his sister, Bernice Epperson, of Sidney, Ohio; his sisters-in-law, Juanita Branscum, of Sidney, Ohio, and Margie Branscum, of Burnside; his fifteen grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Tom in death are his parents; his brothers, Leonard Branscum, James Oval Branscum, Cordus Branscum, Arley William Branscum and Paul Branscum; his sisters, Alma Branscum, Mary Esteen Cook, Ottie Vaughn, Opal Branscum and Joyce Branscum; and his sister-in-law, Iva Branscum.

Visitation will be on Friday, August 5, 2016, after 6:00 p.m., at Mt. Union Baptist Church Cemetery.  Tom will lie in state, at the church, on Saturday, August 6, 2016, after 11:00 a.m., until time for funeral services.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 6, 2016, at 2:00 p.m., at Mt. Union Church, with Bro. Perry Dobbs officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Southern Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.