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Wayne Brandon (7-3-18) service 7-6-18

Wayne Harris Brandon, 75, of Clifton, died on Tuesday, July 3.
He was the son of the late Robert Wesley and Frances Harris Brandon. He was united in marriage to Kathy Wilkerson, who survives.
Lt. Col. Wayne Harris Brandon retired from the United States Marines. He received numerous medals while serving his country: Pistol Expert Badge, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Rifle Expert Badge, Purple Heart Medal, Silver Star Medal, Combat Action Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Republic of Vietnam Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Commendation Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.  He served several tours of duty, traveled and lived in 62 different countries. He served a total of 22 years for the United States Marines.
He was a member of the American Legion and the VFW.  He was the director and warden of the Tennessee Department of Corrections.  He also served as mayor of Clifton and was a city commissioner of Clifton. He was a member of Clifton United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, Kathy Brandon of Clifton, he is survived by his children, Kelly Parks of Union City, Tennessee, Kirk Harris Brandon of New Boston, Michigan, Rhonda Smith of Savannah, Lori Mills  of Pontotoc, Mississippi, Robert Caperton of California, Maryland and Shawn Caperton of Collinwood, Tennessee; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Pamela Tarver Brandon; and one brother, Robert Wesley Brandon.
Services were held on Friday, July 6, at Clifton United Methodist Church with Josh Layne officiating. Burial followed in East Side Cemetery at Martin, Tennessee.