|Birth: ||Mar. 17, 1930|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 2012|
United States Army,
Woodford Bruce Branham, 82 years of age, of Somerset, Kentucky, departed this life on Thursday, July 12th, 2012.
He was son born at Mariba, Kentucky on March 17th, 1930, son of the late Kelly and Mattie Branham. Bruce was retired from the Dayton Post office, and upon retirement, he moved down to Somerset, Kentucky where he lived for the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Burnside United Methodist Church, a member of the American Legion Post No#38, and a member of the Minerva Masonic Lodge No#0098 F&AM. While serving our country, he was wounded in the line of duty and received a purple heart for his service. He was a kind person who loved his family and friends and enjoyed fishing.
He was survived by his second wife, Phyllis Williams Branham; one son, Kelly "Andy" Branham of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; two daughters, Pamela (and Damon) Hughes of Kenton, Ohio and Sharon Peoples of New Carlisle, Ohio; two-stepdaughters, Kim (and Travis) Daulton of Somerset, Kentucky and Beth (and Marty) Trimble of Richmond, Kentucky; one brother, Warren "Buck" (and Carol) Branham of Germantown, Ohio; five sisters, Lucille Meadows of Germantown, Ohio, Mary (and Warren) Little of Miamisburg, Ohio, Joyce Hearn of Germantown, Ohio, Ola (and Fred) Davidson of Miamisburg, Ohio, and Julia Fern Smith of Miamisburg, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, Dean Phelps and Ralph Smith; six grandchildren, four step-grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn his passing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kelly Branham and Mattie Cox Branham; and first wife, Ida Reid Branham, whom he married on April 12th, 1952; one daughter, Debra Branham; and two sisters, Bernice Smith and Louise Phelps.
Visitations were held at the Pulaski Funeral Home from 12:00 noon on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 until time for the memorial services.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 23rd, 2012 in the Chapel of the Pulaski Funeral Home with Dr. Richard Held officiating.
Burial followed in the Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky. Military Honors were conducted by the American Legion Post No#38.
THIS IS A TRIBUTE IN MEMORY OF WOODFORD BRUCE,
What makes a man a Mason, O brother of mine?
It isn't the due guard, nor is it the sign,
It isn't the jewel which hangs on your breast
It isn't the apron in which you are dressed
It isn't the step, nor the token, nor the grip,
Nor lectures that fluently flow from the lip,
Nor yet the possession of that mystic word
On five points of fellowship duly conferred.
Though these are essential, desirable, fine,
They don't make a Mason, O brother of mine.
That you to your sworn obligation are true
that my brother, makes a Mason of you.
Mill Springs National Cemetery
Plot: N, O, 56
Created by: Cadmus
Record added: Jul 13, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 93558963
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