Robert “Bob” Bugg Brannan II ’54

Robert “Bob” Bugg Brannan II ’54, of Concord, N.C., passed away Jan. 6. Brannan was born Aug. 12, 1932, in Nashville, Tenn., to Henry Miller Brannan and Rebecca Cooke Brannan. He grew up in Charlotte and attended Davidson, where he played golf, then transferred to UNC Chapel Hill, where he graduated in 1954 with a degree in business. After spending two years in the U.S. Army, where he was stationed in Korea, he began a successful career in banking working for Mutual Savings and Loan, Home Federal Savings Bank, and First Charter Bank in Charlotte, and was president of Cabarrus County Savings and Loan in Concord. Brannan was an active member of the Rotary Club in both Charlotte and Concord, and was a strong supporter of the Boy Scouts in both communities. His favorite pastime was golf, and when he was not working hard at the bank, one would find him playing golf. Golf was a lifelong passion of his starting at a young age as he caddied at Myers Park. A gentleman one day asked him if he would like to learn how to play golf. A few short years later in 1950, he won the 1950 Junior National Four Ball Championship. Brannan was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Concord, where he served as a deacon, and Selwyn Avenue Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. His welcoming smile and kind heart will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Brannan is survived by his sister, Ann Brannan Repetto, and the mother of his three sons, Shirley Brannan. He is also survived by his three sons and their families, Bob Brannan (Debbie), 1260 Giverney Ct., Concord, NC 28027, and their two children, Elizabeth Brannan and Rob Brannan; Bill Brannan; and Tate Brannan (Michelle) and their two children, David Markwell and Aldin Zbacnik. He also has five nieces and three nephews.