Bobby Brammer
Bobby Brammer

Obituary of Bobby Marshall Brammer

Bobby Marshall Brammer passed away Saturday, March 26, 2022 after a rough six weeks of hospitalizations and rehab.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Stafford and Lillian (Sissy) Brammer, an adored mother-in-law, Betty Dixon and father-in-law, Tom Dixon.  He will be missed by many.

Surviving is his wife of 39 years, Diane; brother, Lew and wife Sue; sons, Steve, Kris and wife Kris; Keith and wife Lindsey; daughter, Kathy and husband Rick; grandchildren, Jessica, Jacob, Makenna, Kolbie, Holly, and Courtney; great grandchildren, Dylan, Alisha, Charlotte, and Tucker; and former wife and still good friend, Glenna.

Bobby was born in Roanoke, Virginia on February 10, 1939.  He graduated from William Fleming High School in 1958 and went on to attend Emory and Henry with the class of 1963. He worked for Home Beneficial/AIG for 35 years, not only as an agent to his clients but also a friend and helper.  

He joined the Loyal Order of Moose in 1968 as a charter member of Hollins # 1707earning his Pilgrim degree in 1979.  He also held a dual membership at Roanoke # 284 where he remained active as long as he was able.  He loved the Moose and was loyal to the end.  He joined the Masons in 1989, and the Shrine and Kazim Klowns.  He was known as "Fluffi", always claiming "I'm not fat, I'm just fluffi!"  He served as director of the unit in 1994 and remained active as long as his health allowed.  After retirement he worked for Hertz where he made many more friends.

Bobby grew up attending East End Baptist church and later became a member at Northminster Presbyterian where he served as an elder at one time.  He loved sports, playing football in high school and college, refereeing with the VHSL in football, basketball, and girls' softball for 30 years, and coaching little league for North Roanoke and Williamson Road.

Bobby enjoyed life to the fullest.  He never met a stranger, always had something to say (silence was not in his repertoire), very outgoing, and could talk your ear off!  He enjoyed life, reveled in it, and shared this joy with everyone.  The last couple of years didn't show it but he had many years of joyful living and instilled that in the next generations through his coaching, reffeereeing, clowning, parades, etc.  He was a happy guy and did nothing halfway!

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorials be made to the Roanoke Moose Lodge 3233 Catawba Valley Drive Salem, VA  24153 or to Northminster Presbyterian Church 3911 Greenland Avenue Roanoke, VA  24012.

A celebration of Bobby's life will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at Northminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Dr. Russ Merritt officiating.  The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Simpson Funeral Home 5160 Peters Creek Road.  366-0707

Monday
28
March

Receive Friends

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday, March 28, 2022
Simpson Funeral Home & Crematory, Peters Creek Road
5160 Peters Creek
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
540-366-0707
Tuesday
29
March

Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 11:55 pm
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Northminister Presbyterian Church
3911 Greenland Avenue N.W.
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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