Charles Franklin Brande

December 23, 1934June 1, 2021

Charles Franklin Brande passed away at home on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. He was 86 years old.

A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 5, at Lakeview Memorial Park, 3600 North O’Henry Boulevard.

Charles was born on December 23, 1934 to William Lexie and Julia Sutton Brande. He retired from the Greensboro Police department after 32 years of service. Soon after retirement Charles founded Brande Real Estate and was the owner and broker for 30 years.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his brothers, Louie, Robert, Clarence, Carl, and Ralph Brande and his sisters, Mary Wooten, Helen Perry, Margaret Smith and Betty Taylor. He is survived by his wife Norma Clark Brande; son, Phillip Charles Brande; daughter, Julia Brande Earp and husband, Ronald and grandchildren, Michael Charles Brande and wife, Jenna and Sydney Kathryn Earp.

Memorial contributions may be made in Charles’ memory to the Greensboro Police Club, 524 Air Harbor Road, Greensboro, NC 27455 or the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.

Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Brande family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared by visiting


  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 5, 2021


Charles Franklin Brande

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Phyllis Shaw

June 4, 2021

Please know that you are in my most special thoughts at this solemn time. May you experience comfort and peace now and in the coming days.

Janet Taylor

June 4, 2021

My earliest memory was of my Uncle Red, in my Grandmothers kitchen. I was 2 years old and he gave me a Teddy Bear. It was in a shoe box. I held onto that bear until I was probably 30. (He was lost!) He was the last of the Brande siblings, and I am sure there was a wonderful reunion with his mother, father, brothers and sisters when he passed on to Heaven. I have other sweet memories of Uncle Red and I will cherish those memories in my heart. Prayers for Norma, Phillip and Julia and the rest of the family. God Bless.

Linda Ford

June 4, 2021

My sincere condolences to the family.May sweet memories help warm your heart. Linda Ford(friend of Doris Clark)

Bill Staley

June 3, 2021

Prayers and hugs to family and friends.. Sorry I'll be out of town Friday thru Monday but know we'll be with you at this time and share great memories of our JC days.

Larry Payne

June 3, 2021

I never knew Charles by any name other than Red Brande. Under his outstanding duty to his job as the Greensboro Police Department Evidence Room Supervisor, The Greensboro Police Department had one of the best managed evidence rooms in the nation. Red always had a smile for everyone and exhibited a positive attitude towards life.

Ken Sumner

June 2, 2021

Red was a very kind friend to me, especially when I was on lite duty... always had a smile for everyone.... A special person.