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January 19, 2022 - 00:00
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Delbert Benton (DB) Brannan, 85, of Columbus, passed away Jan. 13 from complications brought on by pneumonia.

Born Aug. 18, 1936, in Indian Gap, Hamilton County, DB was the son of the late Almus Benton Brannan and Carmen Ozelle Rush.

DB was a jack of all trades and worked for several years as a roughneck in the oil patch. He was a true cowboy, wrangling wild horses in Colorado, hauling them back to Texas, where he broke them and then sold them. Delbert raised livestock in West Texas and even spent time behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler hauling cattle across the United States. Delbert never met a stranger and had the gift of gab with everyone he met. After he moved from West Texas to Columbus, he used this skill as he worked in sales for numerous oilfield service companies.

An avid outdoorsman, DB loved to hunt deer and fish with his son, Tommy, and his grandchildren.

Delbert was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Christine Mayo Brannan, and his son Tommy Brannan.

He is survived by his two daughters, Debbie Lindsey and her husband Dennis Lindsey of Katy, and Laura Wharton and her husband Drew Wharton of Magnolia. Six grandchildren: Stephanie Brannan, Steve Brannan, Tonya Brannan; Chrissi Lindsey; Brannan Wharton, Bryce Wharton; five great grandchildren: Tyler Brannan, Layla Brannan; Elliana Christine Lindsey, Evelyn Allene Lindsey and Andrew Thomas Lindberg.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 21 at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus with Stan Warfield officiating. Visitation will be from 9 – 10 a.m., also at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers are Drew Wharton, Brannan Wharton, Bryce Wharton, Steve Brannan, Dennis Lindsey and Jerry Jenkins.

Memorials may be made to your charity of choice.

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