Jackie Joe Branham
June 30, 1939 – June 10, 2019
Jackie Joe Branham left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on June 10, 2019. He was born on June 30, 1939 in Odessa, Texas to the Reverend John Branham and Mrs. Jeanette Branham.
He was preceded in rest by his wife of 39 years, Shirley Ruth Branham, and his parents. He was also preceded in rest by his sisters Judy and Janice Branham, and his brother Joel Branham. Jack leaves behind two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry Joseph Branham and Connie Branham of Willis, and David Paul Branham Sr. and Janie Branham of Atascocita. He leaves behind several grandchildren. They include twin grandchildren Ruth Saint Jane Branham and David Paul Branham Jr. of Atascocita, Cyreena Ruth Branham-Dubose and her husband Wes of Willis, and Roy Niemeyer of Alabama. He also leaves behind several siblings. These include his brother and sister-in-law Jerry and Jean Branham of New Waverly, his brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Karen Branham of Splendora, and his sister and brother in-law JoAnn and Fred Hawthorne of Mansfield, Arkansas. He also leaves behind many loving family members, and many close friends that he considered family. Pall bearers will be David Branham Jr., Jackie Joel Branham, Jeremy Branham, Ricky Joe Dubose, Wes Dubose, and Roy Niemeyer.
Jack spent the first 17 years of his life in Texas before moving to Banning, California. There, he soon met his future bride Shirley Ruth Ritch. They were married on December 22, 1959 and soon moved to the community of Cherry Valley, California where they raised their two young sons. For a short time Jack worked for Deutsch where he created parts for the Apollo Lunar Modules. Jack then left Deutsch to focus on construction. Jack took satisfaction in doing things well. Early in his life he was especially pleased with his ability to build houses. He often said that the houses he built would last 100 years, and be here long after all of us were gone. He was also an accomplished fast pitch softball player. His love of softball was highlighted when he was invited to play for the Desert Sands softball team, the finest team in Southern California and perhaps one of the finest teams in the nation, in the early 1970s. His mastery of hitting in fast pitch softball was so good that he went an entire season without swinging and missing at a single pitch.
In 1972 Jack and his family moved to Houston where he and his family ran a successful home building business. While in Texas he appreciated spontaneity and freedom, often getting in his car and travelling at a whim. He was also a person who was always concerned with how others were treated, not only focusing on it in his own actions but also having little patience for those who he considered uncaring.
Viewing and Visitation for Jack will begin on Friday, June 14 at noon. at the Calvary Hill Chapel at 21723 Aldine Westfield Road In Houston, Texas. Services to celebrate his life will begin in the chapel at 2:00pm. All family and friends of family are welcome to attend.
- Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
- Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019
- Committal Service Friday, June 14, 2019
Jackie Joe Branham
June 11, 2019
To the family:
May 2 Cor 1:3,4 be of some comfort to you and your family “The Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort who comfort us during our trials”.