June 7, 1961 – March 10, 2019
Doug Branch, 57 of Ft. Smith passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019 at his home. Doug was a “jack of all trades”; he could fix anything and was willing to help anyone, putting others above himself.
Visitation will be 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Fentress Mortuary. Cremation is under the direction of Fentress Mortuary.
Doug is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jennifer of the home, his son, Charles Branch of Mena, his father, Byron “Twig” Branch and his wife Zoe of Ft. Smith, his mother, Ouida Branch of Tulsa, OK, two sisters; Ginny Surber of Tulsa, OK and Marilyn Lovell and her husband Billy of Ft. Smith and his brother, James Branch and his wife Rena of Greenwood. Doug is also survived by his fur-babies; Coco his chocolate lab, Kramer his white German shepherd, and his three cats; Blackberry, Gizmo, and Orange Bud.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hope Humane Society 3800 Kelley Hwy. Ft. Smith, AR 72901 or online at https://hopehumanesociety.com/
- Hope Humane Society
- Visitation Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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Kim Elliott Craig
March 14, 2019
I was so sorry to read about the loss of your husband. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family.
Sherry Green ( Horne )
March 13, 2019
I went to school with Doug, Marilyn and Ginny. Had alot of fun with them all. Doug was always alot of fun and could keep you laughing even if he wasn't trying too. I remember when he came to school with platform shoes he told us he had grown overnight. He loved those shoes and his bell bottom jeans. He loves his brother James and looked up to him. and sisters. and was proud to say his dad owned Speed Equipment World. Last time I seen him he was in the hospital at Mercy seemed like he was there as a patient battling his illness everytime we were there with my mother. Ran into him outside even as sick as he was he still made us laugh. That was in 2000. I have to say as I remember he was a good all around guy always willing to lend a hand or crack a joke to lighten the situation. I'm sure he will be missed by his family and friends. Rest in Peace Doug . Prayers for you all, an Old Classmate from Ramsey & Southside, Sherry Horne