OBITUARY

David Gene Branton Sr.

June 4, 1932December 8, 2018
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David Gene Branton, Sr., age 86 of Maryville, Tennessee, after fighting cancer for 8 years went home to heaven with family by his bedside. He was an Army Korean War Veteran who served in the 7th Infantry 73rd Tank Battalion as a gunner. He retired from Rheem Manufacturing after 30 years of service. After his retirement he worked at G&T Industries and Murrell Brothers Tires to completely retire in 2017. He enjoyed watching the TV Shows of his era and family dinners. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert Branton and Winnie Hyde Branton; brothers, R.L. Branton, Jr., and Clayton Branton. He is survived by his loving wife Wanda of 59 years; Children; David G. Branton Jr., Cathy F. Borden, Debbie Normand, Teresa Tackett and Matthew Branton; grandchildren, Jason Chapman, Crissy Borden, Tony Borden, Jeremy Evans, Andrea Cantrell, Kyla Branton, Tyler Tackett and 14 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11:00am-12:00pm on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at Sherwood Chapel and Memorial Gardens, 3176 Airport Hwy Alcoa, Tennessee 37701 with a service to follow officiated by Danny Davis. A Graveside Service with full military honors to follow. Condolences may offered at www.sherwoodchapel.net

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
  • Graveside Service Wednesday, December 12, 2018
REMEMBERING

David Gene Branton Sr.

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Sheri Turner

December 11, 2018

I am sorry for the Branton family loss, and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. He was a good man with a good heart. My memories of him are cherished.

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