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John Albert Branks
  • Memorials may be made to
  • St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
    405 King Street
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • Memorials may be made to
  • American Cancer Society
    5900 Core Road, Suite 504
    North Charleston, SC 29406

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“Uncle Johnny was one of the nicest, kindest men I ever met in my whole life. Always with a smile on his face. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Johnson

“Faye and family,We are so sorry to learn of John's death. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Capers and Sandra Poulnot ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Sandra Poulnot - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“Dear Mrs. Branks, Johnny and Charles,I was so sad to hear of Mr. Branks! I have such fond memories of he and Dad conspiring on projects at the beach...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Allison Butler - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your lost,John will be missed by a lot of friends and Family ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Larry Collins - Elgin, SC

“Faye....Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts prayers. See you soon. ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Sandie Hlavac - SC

“May the God of comfort give you the strength you need to endure your loss. Sincerely, The Scotts ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: A friend

“Mr.Branks and I had a nice conversation recently,he loved his family.My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very tough time.God Speed! ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Rick Hendricks - Goose Creek, SC

“To Johnny and family, We are very sorry to hear of your loss.We sincerely hope that all of your memories comfort you through these difficult...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jimmy & Patty Hayes - Ravenel, SC

“Charlie, your Dad is in a better place and is suffering no more. ”
9 of 14 | Posted by: George Fechter - Family Friend

“RIP Johnny Sr. You touched a lot of lives positively and were one of the most compassionate men I knew! You will live on. ”
10 of 14 | Posted by: Tim Hendricks - Charleston, SC

“Please accept my sincere condolences. I understand the depth of your pain, hard for those left behind. Your dad is at peace now. Celebrate his life! ...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Lorraine DeMarois

“We send our love and prayers to all, especially Charles. We have such fond memories of Johnny at Wildlife Expos, tractor shows, family dinners and...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Deborah and James Lunsford - NC

“Love and miss you dad! ”
13 of 14 | Posted by: Charlie Branks - Charleston, SC

“Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Doug & Denise ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Denise Dunlap - Hendersonville, NC

John Albert Branks, 78, of Folly Beach, South Carolina, husband of Eleanor Hord Branks entered into eternal rest Tuesday, November 29, 2016. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 2, 2016 in St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street at 10:00 a.m. Interment, Bethany Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Downtown Chapel, 232 Calhoun Street.

Johnny was born October 9, 1938 in Charleston, South Carolina, son of the late Charles W. Branks and the late Caroline Kuck Branks. He was a graduate of High School of Charleston and honorably served in the SC National Guard. He was a retired maintenance supervisor for SCE&G. Johnny was a member of St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, the Deutscher Bruderliche Bund, the Charleston Rifle Club, and the James Island Yacht Club.

In addition to his wife, Eleanor of Folly Beach, he is survived by two sons: John "Johnny" A. Branks, Jr. (Maggie) of James Island, SC and Charles T. Branks of Johns Island, SC; two sisters: Gretta B. Masche (Louis) of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Lila B. Adams (Bob) of Charleston, SC; and five grandchildren: John A. Branks, III, Austin F. Branks, Jennifer Stufflebeam (Jason), Robert Baxter, and Thomas Baxter (Jennifer).

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Vivian B. Mappus and Helen B. Smoak; and brother, Charles W. Branks, Jr.

Memorials may be made to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, 405 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 or American Cancer Society, 5900 Core Road, Suite 504, North Charleston, SC 29406.