David Lee Brannock, 61, of Wilmington, NC, passed Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm Monday, March 6, 2023, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel in Eden with entombment to follow at Overlook Mausoleum. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service, from 1-2pm, at Fair Funeral Home Chapel.
David was born March 3, 1961, in Spray, NC, to the late William Penn Brannock and Elaine Wilson Brannock. He attended Morehead High School. A resident of Wilmington, NC, for over 30 years, David was employed as a Sterile Surgical Technician at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was an avid QVC shopper. He loved spending time with his friends and family, good food, and laughter and did all as frequently as possible. He loved fully and generously and his sweet nature and spirit often brought joy to those who knew him.
In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his brother, William “Penny” Brannock; sister, Cynthia Brannock; and his beloved furbaby, Rocco.
He is survived by his partner of 22 years, David Kerley of Wilmington; a sister, Barbara Burton (Tom) of Oak Island; a brother, Kenny Brannock (Amy) of Eden; stepdaughter, Kaitlyn Cooper of Burlington; nieces, Serena Pulliam (Kenny) of Eden, Lori Roberts of Eden, Carrie Hopkins (Shannon) of Madison, Melissa Ragland of Reidsville; nephews, Bruce Brannock (April) of Eden, Hank Brannock of Eden; great-nieces, Keely, Kyra, and Kenna Pulliam, Alexis Frye (Zach) of Madison, Elizabeth, Gabrielle, and Michaela Ragland, Breanna and Mary Brannock, all of Eden; great-nephews, Peyton and Parker Hopkins of Madison; two step-grandchildren, Carson Aultry and Avery Cooper of Burlington; close friend, Rhonda Ricker Joseph (Don) of Wilmington; and many other cherished friends and co-workers.
The family would like to thank the staff at New Hanover for their care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to your local cancer center.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.fairfuneralhome.com.
Brann was always fun to work and party with. He was always keeping us laughing. I've missed him since I left NHRMC but someone always kept in the loop. Condolences to all of his family.
Jennifer Barnhill (Bigun)
Friends forever I miss you, David you were my best friend growing up. I tried to come see you, but I understand.. may you rest in peace, my friend
Sorry for your loss. Sweet person. Prayers for you all.
Kenny and family, I am so sorry to hear of David's passing. I can still picture him as a little kid at Lakeside. I liked him.
Michele Lee Grant
Barbara and family,we are so sorry.Gerald & Yvonne Hopkins.
David was one of the best! I have such great memories growing up with him around. I spent many days hanging out at his house with my family. We had the best times! I know David will be missed by many...I will keep everyone in my thoughts and prayer.
Misty Smith Cox
David was a dear friend and wonderful person. I have known him most of my life and will miss him so much. My deepest sympathy for his family and loved ones.
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