James D. Branch


James D. Branch

Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
Death 29 Jun 2013 (aged 90)
Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Paragould, Greene County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 113156956 View Source

James D. Branch, 90, of Paragould died Saturday, June 29, 2013, at St. Vincent Hospice, Little Rock. He was born July 30, 1922, in Paragould retired from Bennett Truck Lines and Laubach Freight Agency.

Mr. Branch served with the Army 2nd Infantry as a Pfc during World War II. He was involved with the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Normandy. He was instrumental in getting a monument erected in Belgium commemorating the invasion. Mr. Branch wrote a book that contained a story that Tom Brokaw later used in his book, The Greatest Generation.

He was a member of East Side Baptist Church. Mr. Branch enjoyed gardening and his association with Chateau on the Ridge.

Survivors include two sons, Steve Branch of Paragould, Mickey Branch of Cherokee Village; and one daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Anne and Thomas DeRoe of Paragould. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert Branch and Ben Branch, both of Paragould; ten grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; his parents, William and Bulah Branch; three brothers, Buster, Edwin and Bud Branch; and three sisters, Francis Walls, Lorene Williams, and Jean Lane.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 3rd, at the Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel, Paragould, with Jason Noel officiating. Burial will follow in Linwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m., Wednesday until service time at Mitchell Funeral Home.

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