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Robert E. Brandford, Sr.

January 10, 2022

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Robert Ellsworth Brandford, Sr., was born June 16, 1937 in Zanesville, Ohio. He gained his Heavenly wings on Monday, January 10, 2022 at The Oaks at Bethesda following a short illness. Robert retried from the Zanesville Police Department September 30, 1994 after 27 years of service. He also worked as a Fair Housing Coordinator and from 2000-2012, he was Zanesville's Director of Public Safety. He was a faithful member of Morning Star COGIC, where he served as a Deacon. Robert was also a United States Veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Richard W. and Bertha L. (Cameron) Brandford; brothers and sisters; the love of his life, his wife, Mary Brandford; and sons, Robert, Jr. and Craig.

Robert leaves to cherish his memory, daughter, Carolyn (Wayne) Bediako, of Columbus, Ohio; son, Jeffrey (Sue) Brandford, of Zanesville, Ohio; brother, Walter James Rogers, of Zanesville, Ohio; daughter-in-love, Sarah Beth Reid, of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren, Clarissa Brandford, Joseph Norris, Jr., Eboni Brandford, Staci (Travis) Craig, DeAndre Brandford and Joshua (Mackenzie) Brandford; 10 great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Teresa Barnett Ayres; special friend who was like a son, David Walls; his "sweet Roz", Minister Roslyn Haines, of Akron, Ohio; and a host of family and friends, to numerous to list.

You may call on the family Friday, January 14, 2022 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., with funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., at Burrell Funeral Services in Zanesville. Elder Mayle of Morning Star COGIC officiating. Following services, Robert will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Woodlawn Cemetery. BURRELL FUNERAL SERVICES is serving the family.

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January 14, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Burrell Funeral Services (Zanesville, Ohio)

Funeral Service
January 14, 2022

1:00 PM
Burrell Funeral Services (Zanesville, Ohio)

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