He was preceded in death by his parents, the Rev. Eugene Branson and Mae Adams Branson; a sister, Brenda Gibson; a mother-in-law and father-in-law, Jenny Lee and George Lee; a brother-in-law, Don Lee; and grandparents, Lora and Alford Adams and Lizzie and Henry Branson.
Survivors include his wife, Judy Branson, Teetersville; three children: Jeff Branson and wife, Joy, Teetersville; Shawn Branson and wife, Rachel, Lexington; and Tiffany Branson, Teetersville; three grandchildren: Kelsey, Lindsay and Jacob Branson, all of Teetersville; two brothers: Glen Branson and wife, Freddie, Dandridge, Tenn.; and Gary Branson and wife, Janet, Teetersville; two sisters: Lois Reed and husband, Andrew, West Carrolton, Ohio; and Gina Freeman and husband, Danny, Mary Alice; two aunts: Chris Branson and Florence Bruce; two sister-in-laws: Carolyn Biening and husband, Dave, Columbus, Ga.; and Loretta Brown, Phoenix City, Ala.; brother-in-laws: Roscoe Lee and wife, Pauline, Calvin; and Charles Lee, Pineville; and Denver Gibson, Dayton, Ohio; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Teetersville Church of God.
Funeral services will be conducted Monday at 1 p.m. at the church with the Rev. Stan Washam and the Rev. Mark Turner officiating.
Burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
Rich Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.