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FD: Upstate firefighter loses battle to cancer

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GOOSE CREEK, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The family of an Upstate firefighter says he has passed away after battling a cancer diagnosis since June.

Back on June 23, Kayla Brannon said her husband Robby Brannon was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. Doctors told him the cancer had metastasized to his lungs, liver, hips and right femur, and they were also watching two spots in his skull to see if they were cancerous.

Brannon had served as a firefighter for over 25 years, working with the South Greenville Fire Department, Clear Springs Fire and Rescue and Old Fort Fire Department. He was also an EMT, taught at the South Carolina Fire Academy and was employed at the Goose Creek City Fire Department.

On Thursday, a family member told FOX that Brannon had lost his battle to cancer. He passed away late Wednesday night.

The family asked that the community keep them in their thoughts in prayers as they grieve the loss of Brannon.

South Greenville Fire District released the following statement on Brannon's death:

With our deepest regrets we inform you that former Lieutenant of South Greenville Fire District Robby Brannon has lost his hard fought battle with cancer.  Robby began his career at South Greenville in March of 1997, worked his way up through the ranks and was a Lieutenant when he left us in 2012.  Robby was a very energetic spirit and never met a stranger.  He always welcomed our new firefighters in to the family and helped mentor them and train them into the leaders of the fire service in the upstate today.  Robby always told us that his heart was to eventually leave the upstate and retire as a firefighter somewhere on the coast of South Carolina.  Robby’s dream came true and he ended his fire service career in the state of South Carolina with the Goose Creek Fire Department in Berkeley County.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Robby’s family during this difficult time.  

They also posted a message on their Facebook page:

A GoFundMe had been set up on behalf of the Brannon family to raise money for his medical bills and sustain them while they were both out of work. Click here to contribute.

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