The angelic hosts came for J.W. Branch, 79, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in Seattle, Wash., among loving family and devoted friends. Funeral services will be Tuesday, June 2, at 11 a.m. at Moore’s Angelic Chapel, 406 Monroe St. in Teague, with Rev. C.J. Wiley officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Cemetery in Freestone County.
J.W. Branch was born to Annie Lee Holland Branch and Haywood Branch on May 22, 1935, in Coolidge. J.W. grew up in Limestone County and graduated from Furney Richardson High School. He accepted Christ while living in Dallas.
In 1957, J.W. united in holy matrimony with Clarissa Dunbar of Teague, and lived for three years in Dallas, before relocating to Seattle, Wash. in 1960. To this union their only child, a daughter, Cornelia Angel, was born. Throughout their union, J.W. was Clarissa’s “rock,” always demonstrating a deep attentiveness over decades.