Red Oak, VA--Thomas Allen Brankley, 85, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017. He was born in Mecklenburg County on October 11, 1931 to the late Jacob Davis and Annie Faucette Brankley. Thomas graduated from the Chase City High School in the class of 1952. He married Barbara Michael on December 26, 1952. During his lifetime, Thomas worked as a farmer and warehouse worker. He served in the U. S. Army during the Korean conflict. Thomas also served on the Mecklenburg County Board of Supervisors for 16 years. Later in life, he retired from farming and enjoyed his family and fishing.