Ruby Evelyn (Barker) Brannon Obituary

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Ruby Evelyn (Barker) Brannon, age 91 of Spiro, Oklahoma passed away April 20, 2019. She was born November 8, 1927 to Anna (Buland) and Floyd Barker.


In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Chester Brannon, son, Kenneth, and two sisters; Louise Chitwood and Joanne Powell.


In addition to being a wonderful mother, she was a former assistant city clerk for the town of Spiro, and later a postal worker.


She had a gift for speaking and was asked many times to speak on various topics. She wrote poetry and was a Christmas tradition for many children as they grew up with “Willie and Annie’s Prayer”. She has a passion for music, especially the “swing” music from the era in which she grew up.


Her great pleasure was to give to people anonymously. She has given to many people in her community who never knew. She loved people and they loved her back. She was a member of Spiro First Baptist Church, and VFW Post #4884 Ladies Auxiliary.


Ruby will be greatly remembered and missed for her beautiful smile, eyes that sparkled, and her generosity and compassion for all people.


She is survived by her daughter, Diane Hulsey, sons; Michael Andrew and wife Cheryl, Geoffrey Brannon and wife Kim, nine grandchildren; Sean Brannon and wife Carrie, Greg Brannon, Matthew Hulsey, Cindy Crabtree, Alex Brannon, Tyler Brannon, Adam Brannon , Lindsey Brannon, Nicole Cowan, five great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.


Funeral Service will be 10:00 am Friday, April 26, 2019 at the First Baptist Church in Spiro, Oklahoma with Reverend Eddie Blankenship officiating. Burial will follow at Spiro City Cemetery in Spiro, Oklahoma under the direction of Mallory-Martin Funeral Home in Spiro, Oklahoma.

Viewing will be Thursday from 9am – 7 pm at the funeral home.


Pallbearers will be her son and grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers are the residents of Spiro Nursing Home.


To sign Ms. Brannon’s online guest book, please visit


Mallory-Martin Funeral Home
PO Box 530 / 112 North Main Street
Spiro,Oklahoma 74959
918-962-2555ph 918-962-5496fx


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