February 2, 1932 – February 6, 2020
James Robert “Bob” Brandon went to be with his Lord and his beloved wife a few days after Bob’s 88th birthday. He was married to the love of his life Dorene Jay Brandon for 52 years until her death. He is survived by his children: Jo Ann Brandon, Mark Brandon, Jay Brandon and daughters-in-law Yolanda Cardenas and Elaine Brandon; grandchildren: Kevin Brandon, Eden Valles, Elena King, Samuel Brandon, Elizabeth Brandon. After a career in business including owning his own company, Bob retired and became a pastor at Dellview Church of the Nazarene and then an associate pastor. He taught divinity classes for more than twenty years; many of his former students are now ordained ministers. Visitation for Bob will take place on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 from 6pm-8pm at Sunset Funeral Home. A funeral service will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at 3pm at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel.
- Visitation Monday, February 10, 2020
- Funeral Service Tuesday, February 11, 2020
February 13, 2020
Pastor Bob inspired me to become a minister and his army background also inspired me. I enlisted in the military and in 2018, became ordained as a Messianic Gabbai. I have many fond memories of Pastor Bob and he will be surely missed. I know that he is with Dorene and with G-d.
February 13, 2020
I met Bob many years ago when he & Jim Hurst were in the typewriter business. Bob was the consummate gentleman ... always courteous, a ready smile, and very capable of quickly assessing the situation. He made his mark wherever he interacted with people and will be sorely missed. God's blessings on Bob and the family...Pat Wilson
February 11, 2020
My sincere condolences to Jay,
Mark and Joann and family.
Bob was a great husband and father. He was my Sunday school teacher at The Salvation Army Corps (church) on McCullough Street back in the middle and late 60's.
Bob was full of God's grace and compassion, he lived the gospel, he valued people, he was always on the path to God's kingdom, he had a passion to serve Jesus and he maintained the proper order:
God first, family and Church.
"Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful ...... enjoy your master's happiness!"
February 10, 2020
Bob was my grandmother’s brother. Over years and years of Sunday dinners and Christmas visits, he became, in my childhood eyes, one of my favorite people in the entire world. He was somehow both the funniest and kindest person in any room.
As a kid, he was the only person I knew with red hair. I idolized his ginger beard.
I will never, never forget his voice. Raspy yet gentle. He drew you close. You believed him. Trusted him. I know that voice, the words he gave in comfort and praise, will always live in the hearts of so many.
I love you, Uncle Bob. I pray you rest in love and peace.
February 8, 2020
i met bob when i went down to see my son bob who at that time was in the military and studying to become a minister. bob and his wife were very nice to me and included me tho i was a stranger
i am sure he left this world to a better place and to be with his wife.
February 7, 2020
I remember fondly of the years I served with Bob on the Board of Ministry. He was always gracious and thoughtful while at the same time clear about the importance of knowing and living our faith as Wesleyan Holiness ministers.