Born: November 30, 1939
Died: June 14, 2014
Hollis Keith Brandon passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the age of 74 in Lompoc.
Keith was born on November 30, 1939 in Courtney, OK, to Parents Earl Brandon of Texas, and Neoma Patterson of Arkansas. He spent his childhood in Lompoc, CA. and spent his teen years in Santa Maria where he delivered newspapers on horseback to earn enough money to feed his loyal horse and dog.
He graduated Santa Maria High School in 1958. He married his wife Joyce Brandon 52 years ago. In his lifetime, he has won two roping saddles, and 7 silver buckles for Team Roping. In 2002 he retired with 44 years from Celite World Minerals as a Dozer Operator and was a member of Chemical Workers Local. He was a member of Lompoc Elks for 29 years.
Keith’s favorite quotations were: “I’m glad you got to see me”, “You’re burning daylight”, “It’s not like me to sugar coat it”, and “You always need a pivot point and a blue print”!
Keith was always ready at a moment's notice to go roping, push cattle, or ride on his three horses. He enjoyed watching his 5 grand children grow up, and was truly proud of them all. He always cherished encounters with family and friends. As we all know, he definitely had a true gift of gab and could talk to anyone. His favorite tools were duct tape, electrical tape and hot glue gun.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Brandon, Son: Edward Brandon, Daughters: Sherrie (Doug) Hunt, and Mary (Steve) Rowell. Sisters: Mary (George) Hall, Jene Brandon, Brother: Don (Sharon) Brandon. Five Grandchildren: William, Jacob, Mikayla, Justin, Chase, and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded by in death by his parents Earl and Neoma, and Brother Oscar.
No services are planned, but a Celebration of Life is scheduled for High Noon on Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Schuyler River Bottom in Lompoc. Additional questions can be routed through Starbuck-Lind Mortuary at 123 North A Street, Lompoc, CA. In Lieu of flowers the family request donations to your favorite charity in his name. The family would like to thank Dignity Health Hospice and our caregivers: Vivian, Carmen, Naomi and Marissa.