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“Memories go a long time back of a friend and co-worker on the HERO program at Dahlgren. Talked with Seaburn about a year ago, he mentioned he had...Read More »
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Seaburn "PapPaw" Branham, 82, of King George, VA passed away on June 20, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Seaburn is survived by his wife of 56 years, Carol, his children Tamera (Scott) Forshaw, and Bo (Chris) Branham, his grandchildren, Zachary (Daniela) Branham, Brooke Branham, and Tyler Forshaw, his great-grandchildren, Brecken and Haylen Branham, his brother, Whetzel Branham, and his sisters, Tempa Elkins and Ina (Sonny) Hardesty. He is preceded in death by his grandson, Joel Forshaw, his brothers, Lester, Fletcher, and Leaburn Branham, and his parents, Shirley and Dixie Branham.

Seaburn was born in 1935 in Penny, KY. At an early age, his family moved to Clintwood, VA. He absolutely loved growing up in the mountains where he was able tromp through the woods, and hunt and fish to his heart's delight. After graduating from Clintwood High School, he joined the Air Force and served from 1956-1960. While stationed in Dover, DE, he met and married Carol. Following his service in the Air Force, he and Carol moved to Fredericksburg, VA, and then King George, VA, where he started his career as an Engineering Technician at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, formerly known as the Naval Weapons Laboratory. Seaburn loved his work and prided himself on being able to fix anything.

Above all, Seaburn loved his family. He enjoyed spending time with his children, his grandchildren, and eventually his great grandchildren. His eldest grandson once wrote an essay describing why his PapPaw was his hero. Even at 9 years old, he knew (as his sister and cousins ultimately discovered), what a treasure he had in his PapPaw. In addition to his undevoted love for his family, he was an avid gun collector, a life time member of the National Rifle Association, a gardener, and a "collector" of all things. Seaburn was the most loving and giving man and so enjoyed helping other people. His quick wit and sense of humor will truly be missed by all who ever knew him.

A memorial service is scheduled at 4 p.m. on June, 24, 2018 at the Dahlgren United Methodist Church in Dahlgren, VA. All are welcome to attend to celebrate Seaburn's life. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of his beloved grandson can be sent to the Joel Forshaw Memorial Scholarship Foundation, c/o C&F Bank, 100 E Williamsburg Road, Sandston, VA 23150.