October 22, 1932 - November 20, 2020
Billy Jack Branch of Purcell, Oklahoma was born to Norman Jackson Branch and Helen Huckeby Branch on October 22, 1932 in Alex, Oklahoma and passed from this life November 20, 2020 in Purcell, Oklahoma at the age of 88 years. Billy was raised in Bradley, Oklahoma and graduated from Bradley High School and excelled in basketball, baseball, and track. Billy served his country in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War and Indo-Chinese conflict. Billy served 4 years on the LST 692 and was honorably discharged in 1954. Billy served as Garvin County Sheriff and later as Oklahoma State Senator for Garvin, McClain, Cleveland, and Grady County District 15. His political career spanned from 1970 thru his retirement in 1988. Billy married Carolyn Rhodes Branch February 4, 1974. Bill remained active in Veteran’s groups after his retirement and was a lifetime member of VFW and the American Legion. He rededicated his life and was baptized in 2013 at Bradley Baptist Church. Billy is survived by spouse of 47 years, Carolyn. His son, Billy Earl Branch , wife Nita, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Justin and his family Madison Henslee and Maverick; Cheyenne and Justin Dutton, Cody Branch also Terry’s Family Karen Branch, Steven, Tyler, Ryan Branch and Stephanie Todd and husband Dalton, and Asher, great-grandson, April Branch, Jasen, and Ivan. Also, by stepson, Larry K Rhodes and wife Annette, daughters, Larissa Johnson and Jansen Johnson, and great-granddaughter Reagan Johnson and Lacey Rhodes Dale and husband Phillip. Billy is also survived by brothers and sisters: Bryan Branch and Joan, Maxine Barrett and Rex, Merlene Jones, Sue Wilhelm and Craig, Tom Branch and John Branch and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews and by a blended family he loved and enjoyed. Billy was predeceased by 2 sons, Terry Jack Branch and Max Joseph Branch, brother, E. J. Branch. Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the Bradley Cemetery with Bro. Gene Sanders officiating. You may send a condolence to the family at www.woosterfuneralhomes.com.
Billy Jack Branch of Purcell, Oklahoma was born to Norman Jackson Branch and Helen Huckeby Branch on October 22, 1932 in Alex, Oklahoma and passed from this life November 20, 2020 in Purcell, Oklahoma at the age of 88 years. Billy was raised... View Obituary & Service Information
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