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Joseph Brammer

January 1, 1934 June 10, 2019
Joseph Brammer
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Joseph Brammer, area musician and painter, passed away peacefully Monday June 1oth. He was 85. “Joe” retired from the weave room at Fieldcrest-Cannon in 1996.

Joseph was preceeded in death by his wife Virginia, parents Raymon and Zula Brammer of Fieldale, niece Angel Foley, brothers-in-law Kenneth George, James Isley, David Isley and sister-in-law Brenda Catron.

Surviving are sisters, Betty Isley, Nance George; brother and sister-in-law Paul and Sharon Brammer; daughter Nena and son-in-law Lloyd; nieces Paula and Cindy and nephews Joe and Delaney.

Joseph was a thoughtful and gentle man who will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Private services will be held by his family. His family request donations be made in his honor to Blue Ridge Therapy Connection Second Floor Activities Department, P. O. Box 459, Stuart, VA 24171.

To honor his life, we will share his favorite poem, “The Painter” by Edgar A. Guest:

When my hair is thin and silvered and my time of toil is through, when I’ve many years behind me and ahead of me a few, I will want to sit, I reckon, sort of dreamin’ in the sun, and recall the roads I’ve traveled and the many things I’ve done. And I hope there’ll be no picture that I’ll hate to look upon when the time to paint it better or to wipe it out is gone.

I hope there’ll be no vision of a hasty word I’ve said that has left a trail of sorrow, like a whip welt sore and red. And I hope my old age dreamin’ will bring back no bitter scene of a time when I was selfish or a time when I was mean. When I’m getting’ old and feeble and I’m far along life’s way, I don’t want to sit regrettin’ any bygone yesterday.

I am painting now the picture that I’ll someday want to see; I am filling in a canvas that will soon come back to me. And though nothing great is on it, and there’s little that is fine, I shall want to look it over when I’m old and call it mine. And I do not dare to leave it while the paint is warm and wet, with a single thing upon it that I’ll later on regret.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory of Martinsville, VA is serving the Brammer family. Online condolences may be made at

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