Don Branson Obituary, Death – We are writing to inform you of the passing of our dear friend Don Branson. It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we make this announcement. Nancy and her family are in our prayers.
To speak with you again soon, my friend, We are grateful for the music, the laughs, the stories, and the memories that are truly worth remembering for the rest of our lives.
Don was a wonderful human being. At the home of Al and Audrey many years ago, he began his friendship with my mother, Iris Cool. 92 or 93. He had a wonderful spirit for giving to others. Be thankful, Nancy; you’ve had him for a very long time. This past February, my mother, Iris, passed away at the age of 94. She was always good friends with Don and Nancy. I appreciate you providing me with this information. In the band Roanoke, I was the one who played the banjo and sang lead vocals.
Throughout the years, Don and I have spent a good deal of time playing. Don was sitting in the front room of Al and Ella’s house where we were spending the night while I was standing by the door. You’d think I did it on purpose (maybe), but Don started laughing when I started knocking on the door the second time the chorus was sung in the song (Who’s That Knockin’ at My Door).
It wasn’t in time with the music; it was just random; you’d think I did it on purpose. I forget who was singing the song. That man was so hilarious that I thought it was a big deal when he pointed out how funny my attempt to make other people laugh was. The majority of the time, it was Don who got everyone laughing, and sometimes they couldn’t stop themselves from laughing. He really was a wonderful human being. RIP Don.