Edwin N. Brandon

Born on January 12, 1951

Departed on April 23, 2017 and resided in Nashville, Tennessee

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Captain Edwin "Bub" Neal Brandon lived a full and adventurous life.  He loved those whose paths he crossed and leaves behind an adoring family and friends around the world. Whether through service to his country while in the Marine Corps, work, or just exploring, traveling was as much a part of his daily life as an average person going to the grocery store.  He lived a life that most only dream about or have read of in books.

Capt. Ed was born in Manchester, TN but spent most of his life on the water piloting large vessels with Nashville as his home base.  Ed visited over 40 countries and was especially fond of Central America.  One of his greatest joys was sharing stories of his adventures with family and friends. On special occasions he was even able to prod average folks to jump out of planes, hang glide, camp, hike, kayak and other things they normally wouldn't dare to do.  Three of the groups that were very special to Capt. Ed were the Force Recon of the Marine Corps, Hope Park Church and the Nashville Hash Harriers.

His love for adventure was second only to his love for family.  He leaves behind three brothers, David (Beverly) of Nashville, Ron (Linda) and Jim (Jennifer) of Manchester. Bub held a special place in the hearts of his five nieces and two nephews and their families.  He was preceded in death by his parents David Sr. and Jean Brandon and sister, Sara Brandon.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to the Marine Corp Toys for Tots or Monroe Carrell Children's Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 2:00pm until 4:00pm, in the Celebration Hall of West Harpeth Funeral Home.


12 Comments to Mr. Edwin N. Brandon

  1. Betty Prescott
    April 25, 2017 7:45 pm

    So sad to learn of Bub’s death. He was truly a loving and kind person. So sorry we will not be able to be at his service but we leave Thursday for TX and ARK as we have two grandsons graduating from college, one of them on Saturday. I hope to see you at the cousin’s reunion in May. This is why we started it – to keep in touch. Praying. Love all of you.

  2. Frances Ann Gebuhr
    April 26, 2017 12:16 am

    So sorry for the family’s loss….please accept my deepest sympathy and know that I am holding all of you in my thoughts and heart.

  3. Sugar Britches
    April 26, 2017 6:47 am

    On On, Captain Snatch.

  4. Leslie Bilbrey
    April 26, 2017 1:51 pm

    My condolences to the family..a great man….he will be so missed….

  5. Moe
    April 26, 2017 2:24 pm

    Ed was probably one of the most kind and genuine people I knew. He was there in an instant. I cannot believe he is gone. He truly was one of the best.

  6. Billy & Ann Moore
    April 26, 2017 11:21 pm

    This has really surprised me! Bub & I grew up in the same neighborhood as kids in Manchester. I haven’t seen Bub in probably thirty or more years. It wasn’t till Facebook that I found him again and, followed his many adventures. I am so sorry for his family. May God Bless the family that he left behind.

  7. Monique hagen
    April 27, 2017 8:15 pm

    It was so nice that behave known captain Brandon. You will be missed by your tidewater family. May you Rest In Peace my friend.

  8. Gina Neal
    April 28, 2017 8:35 am

    I want to express my sincere gratitude for the friendship Bub shared with me. When I first met
    him over 35 years ago, he was well into his adventures. He took time out of his “vacation
    schedule” last fall to help celebrate my birthday. I will always cherish our last party together.
    Thank you Brandon Family and extended family members for sharing Bub with me. ~G~

  9. Loretta Merritt Cooper
    April 28, 2017 11:40 am

    My heart is heavy with sorrow. I met Bub over 40 years ago and over the years we have shared numerous good times and memories. We took many adventures and I was one he talked into going skydiving. I am so glad he did. Bub was a kind, caring and honest man. He will live on in the hearts of the friends and family who will never forget. Through Bub, I was fortunate to meet all his family. God bless you now. Your in my prayers and thoughts.

  10. Loretta White Hopper
    April 28, 2017 5:33 pm

    I am so saddened by the news of Bub’s passing. He was a good man. I’m glad to have known him. My condolences to the whole family. I know how hard this is for you all. God bless you. Rest In Peace Bub

  11. Roger and Ann Johnson
    May 1, 2017 8:46 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Bub’s passing. He was a great guy. Always enjoyed hearing about his adventures. Rest in peace Captain Bub. God bless you all at this sad time.

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