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Rickey Lloyd Branum

January 13, 1951November 6, 2020
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Rick was born on January 13, 1951 in Memphis, Texas. Rick grew up in Mesquite, Texas until he joined the United States Army. While serving in the Army Rick was a devoted family man and soldier who served for 29 years and retired with the rank of Sergeant Major in April of 2001. During his time in the Army he served in Vietnam and Desert Storm along with many other deployments around the world. After retiring from the Army, Rick continued to work for the U.S Government for another ten years. After his second retirement Rick and Jovita moved to Fort Worth, Texas to be closer to their sons and grandchildren. Rick is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jovita Branum, his sons and their spouses Rickey and Stacey Branum and Russell and Mandy Branum. His seven grandchildren, Divenna (Bill) Chamblee, Rickey (Indra) Branum, Arielle (Joe) Elliott, Jackson Branum, Julia Branum, Jake Watkins and Maci Watkins along with his great-daughter Farrah Cox. His sister Linda (Frank) Story and sister-n-laws Sylvia (Richey) Brandenburg, Sandy (Tobi) Ledbetter and Debbie Tatro. Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Pearl (Lee) Tapp, his father Raymond Lloyd Branum, his brother, Danny Branum and sister, Belinda Lana Branum. A visitation for Rick will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. A rosary service will take place 1:30 PM. Funeral services will be held for family and close friends (50 person max due to Covid restrictions) at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Bean, Massey, Burge Funeral Home. This portion of the service can also be viewed live on the Bean, Massey, Burge Funeral Home Facebook page. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM at The DFW National Cemetery. Instead of flowers please make a donation in Rick's name to the Wounded Warrior Project @woundedwarriorproject.org. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.beanmasseyburge.com for the Branum family.

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Richey and Sylvia Brandenburg

November 12, 2020

What can I tell you. Me and Rick go back to school days, football. We both went into the service to go to Vietnam, him the Army, me the Marines. I remember the times we would go to El Paso and visit, lots of fun. I remember when I first married Sylvia the big family get togethers. He was always full of jokes. His smile, his laugh, his just talking to will be so missed. He was a great husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. Me and Sylvia will miss him dearly and our love goes out to all !!

Rick Branum

November 11, 2020

Happy Veterans Day Sir. Rest In Peace, we’ll take it from here. I love and miss you!

Mary Lou Herrera

November 10, 2020

Rick was always so welcoming. Remember visiting the Branum’s in El Paso with my Mom n kids when stationed there. We played dominoes or cards can’t remember and Rick was always winning. His laugh was contagious and he always smiled at everyone and was goofy at times and made us laugh. He had us sit outside cooking out, he was good on the grill I remember. You couldn’t count the stars in the sky there. Rick will be one of those stars who always shined so brightly. Rest In Peace Rick. May our Lord comfort all the Branum family for the loss of their shining star. Remember he is up in the heavens still shining and watching over you! Love Mary Lou Herrera ❤️

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Biography

Rick was born on January 13, 1951 in Memphis, Texas. Rick grew up in Mesquite, Texas until he joined the United States Army. While serving in the Army Rick was a devoted family man and soldier who served for 29 years and retired with the rank of Sergeant Major in April of 2001. During his time in the Army he served in Vietnam and Desert Storm along with many other deployments around the world. After retiring from the Army, Rick continued to work for the U.S Government for another ten years. After his second retirement Rick and Jovita moved to Fort Worth, Texas to be closer to their sons and grandchildren.
Rick is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jovita Branum, his sons and their spouses Rickey and Stacey Branum and Russell and Mandy Branum. His seven grandchildren, Divenna (Bill) Chamblee, Rickey (Indra) Branum, Arielle (Joe) Elliott, Jackson Branum, Julia Branum, Jake Watkins and Maci Watkins along with his great-daughter Farrah Cox. His sister Linda (Frank) Story and sister-n-laws Sylvia (Richey) Brandenburg, Sandy (Tobi) Ledbetter and Debbie Tatro.
Rick was preceded in death by his mother, Willie Pearl (Lee) Tapp, his father Raymond Lloyd Branum, his brother, Danny Branum and sister, Belinda Lana Branum.
A visitation for Rick will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. A rosary service will take place 1:30 PM. Funeral services will be held for family and close friends (50 person max due to Covid restrictions) at 2:00 PM on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Bean, Massey, Burge Funeral Home. This portion of the service can also be viewed live on the Bean, Massey, Burge Funeral Home Facebook page. Graveside services will be held on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11:00 AM at The DFW National Cemetery.
Instead of flowers please make a donation in Rick's name to the Wounded Warrior Project @woundedwarriorproject.org.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.beanmasseyburge.com for the Branum family.

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