Services for Dr. Donald G. Brandon, retired professor of geography at Morgan State University, will be held at noon today at the Enon Baptist Church, Schroeder Street and Edmondson Avenue.
Dr. Brandon, who was 82 and lived on Chelsea Road and had a shore home in Duck, N.C., died Saturday at a nursing home in Nags Head, N.C., after a long illness.
He retired from Morgan State nearly 20 years ago after 30 years on the faculty. He was a founder of the Morgan chapter of Gamma Theta Epsilon, a geography honor society.
Earlier, he taught English and social studies at Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina.
A native of Union, S.C., who was reared in Rochester, N.Y., he played on the soccer team at Howard University, where he earned a bachelor's degree and master's degrees in German and English.
He also attended Columbia University, where he became one of the first blacks to earn a doctorate in geography.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, the former Bernice Bias; a daughter, Peggy Brown of Baltimore; three sisters, Abbie Johnson of Plymouth, N.C., and Nancy Evelyn Brandon and Phyllis Thompson, both of Rochester; a brother, Robert A. Brandon of Rochester; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.