Vernon "Ray" Branch Jr.

20 November, 19477 August, 2022
Obituary of Vernon "Ray" Branch Jr.
VERNON “RAY” BRANCH, JR Raleigh – Vernon “Ray” Branch, Jr, 74, of Raleigh went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Vals Place Family Care in Raleigh. Born on November 20, 1947 in Burke County, NC, Ray was the son of the late Vernon Ray and Thelma Sparks Branch. Ray was an avid marksman and enjoyed competitive shooting. He was also an excellent pool player and enjoyed both of these activities in his retirement. He was loved by his family and will be dearly missed. Those left to cherish his memory include, his wife of 42 years, Greta Sherrill Branch; a step-son, Shane Styles and wife, Stacy Sutton; 2 sister-in-laws, Barbara Austin and husband, Jack, and Mae Dotson; 2 brother-in-laws, Dan Sherrill, and William Sherrill; nephews, Jeffery Huffman, Andy Brinkley and wife, Joyce, and Allen Brinkley (Deceased); a sister, Carolyn Powell and husband, Larry; a brother, Larry Branch and wife, Lisa; nephews, Michael Branch and wife Misty, and Ken Helms; a niece, Leslie Dover and husband, Brooks. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Catawba Funeral Home on Thursday, August 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm with Reverend Reggie Rushing officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice in Ray’s name. Condolences may be left at The Branch family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funeral & Cremations.

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Thursday, 18 August, 2022


Thursday, 18 August, 2022

A Celebration of Life Service