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Glenn Martin Branham

Tullahoma - Glenn Martin Branham was born in Deland, Florida and graduated from high school in Franklin, TN. He honorably served in the U.S. Air Force and was trained as a Radar Electronics Technician. He attended Motlow Community College majoring in Electronics Engineering. Later he worked for Laser, Inc., and the U. T. Space Institute; and retired after approximately 30 years from Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) in Tullahoma, TN. Glenn was married to Alma Lee Brasel for approximately 42 years and is survived by step son, John Anthony Leonetti, Jr. and wife Carolyn and 2 step grandchildren, John and Andrea; and step son, Phillip Bennett Leonetti and wife Diane; and his brother Gus Warren.
Glenn was soft spoken, kind and patient. He will be missed. Glenn loved music and played harmonica and dulcimer proficiently. He played at many Ole Time Fiddler and Dulcimer conventions throughout Middle Tennessee. He performed and demonstrated how to play dulcimers for Paul Pyle at these conventions for many years. Glenn liked the mathematics involved in fretting stringed instruments and the various modes of music. His depth of knowledge in electronics and speaker acoustics was astounding. He passed his knowledge of acoustics to his step grandson, John Leonetti, who is a successful mechanical engineer in Arizona. Glenn also encouraged Phillip Leonetti in learning the nylon string guitar and singing folk music. Glenn and Phillip performed together at many arts and crafts shows and fiddler conventions in the 1970s.


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