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A. David Brandyberry

Birth Date: July 21, 1933
Death Date: December 21, 2017

A. David Brandyberry of Decatur, Illinois passed away at 6:00 am on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at Decatur Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his family.

David was born in Belle Center, Ohio on July 21, 1933, to Arthur and Helen Brandyberry. He graduated from Belle Center High School in 1951. He then served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War for two years and following his service, he attended Ohio State University. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering. On June 7, 1958, he married the former Jeanne Louise Lewis. David was employed at A.E. Staley for over 25 years and retired in 1992. He was Scout Master of Troop 275 for many years. David was passionate about his participation in church, often serving in leadership roles including Celebrate Recovery, choir, the Young at Heart Group, and assisted in providing compassion and community care for church members no longer able to attend services.

David is survived by his wife of 59 ½ years as well as his three children, Mark Brandyberry and his wife Jennifer, Alan Brandyberry and Lisa Brandyberry. He was also grandfather to Philip Brandyberry, Paul Brandyberry, David Brandyberry, Maryn Brandyberry, Audrey Brandyberry and Keisha Conley.

Funeral services to celebrate the life of David Brandyberry will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at First Church of the Nazarene, 1177 W Hickory Point Rd, Decatur, IL 62526. Pastor Adam Lewis will be officiating the service. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesday before the service at the church. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the Macon County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Celebrate Recovery or First Church of the Nazarene.

The family of David Brandyberry is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, 2801 N. Monroe St. Decatur, IL. Please view the obituary online, send condolences, and share memories at

Funeral Service
December 27, 2017
11:00 am
First Church of the Nazarene
December 27, 2017
10:00 am
- 11:00 am
First Church of the Nazarene
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  1. Jeanne, Mark, Alan and Lisa,

    I was deeply saddened to hear on Christmas Eve that David had passed away. When I married into the Brandyberry Family, I felt very blessed to have gotten to know all of you and the extended Brandyberry Family. Jeanne, you and David were especially welcoming and I really enjoyed your visits when you came through Ohio. Pease accept my deepest condolences and know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

    Anne Brandyberry

  2. Our condolence to the whole Brandyberry family!
    With kind regards, Lucien and Brigitta Kapp ( neighbors of Mark and Jennifer on Millikin Place).

  3. Dear Jeanne and Family,
    We are sorry we will not be able to attend David's Funeral Service. We want to send our Sympathy to you and your family. We are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and your family during this very trying time. Ron and Martha Shafer

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