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Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home

601 North Alleghaney, Odessa, TX

OBITUARY

Jerry Don Branum Sr.

December 22, 1942February 13, 2020

Jerry Don Branum, Sr., 77, passed away at home after a long courageous fight with cancer on February 13, 2020. He was born in Del Rio, TX on December 22, 1942 to Charlene and Joseph “Red” Branum. Jerry attended many schools but graduated from Ector High School in Odessa in 1962. He worked for Bowen Oil Tools from October 1963 until 2002. He started Logan Oil Tools in May of 2002. Due to his illness, he retired in September 2018. He was well respected in the oil field community for many years. In his early years, he enjoyed and was very competitive in Drag Racing with his dad, Red. He had numerous national records, but was really proud of his World Record. After he quit racing in the 70’s, he eventually got back into racing with his boys, Jerry and Michael. He had an exceptional eye for a good horse and became a Quarter Horse Trainer. Racing and training horses in Texas and New Mexico with multiple wins with multiple horses. He loved to go RZR riding and camping with his family. He always wanted to have the fastest RZR and be the first one to climb the most challenging hill. He especially loved to go on the annual “Branum Marble Falls Trip.” Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, stepdaughter, Farrah Patton and grandson, Shane Michael Branum. He is survived by his wife, Audrey “Shorty” Branum; sons, Jerry Branum, Jr. and wife Denise and Michael Branum, Sr. and wife Susan; Grandchildren, Ryan Durbin and wife Myra, Craig Branum and wife Laura, Alexa Mullen and husband Evan, and Michael Branum, Jr., all of Odessa; and great grandchildren, Elena, Anthony and William Durbin, and Casen and Cooper Mullen. Visitation will be held at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home on Monday, February 17, 2020 from 6-8 PM. Funeral services will be 2 PM on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at Life Change Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Bugg officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Craig Branum, Michael Branum, Jr., Ryan Durbin, Evan Mullen, Bill Parker and Lloyd Hodges will serve as pallbearers. Honorary Pallbearers are Artie Everett, John Micheletti, Brad Grable and Danny Kirby.

Services

17 February

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home


Odessa, Texas

18 February

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Life Change Baptist Church


Odessa, Texas

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Elaine Bagwell

February 15, 2020

Big Jerry will be greatly missed by so many. He exceeded everything he would set his mind to. He liked to tease me with my then Scottish accent, especially the word “butterfly.” He would tease me about it now and then. He gave me a trinket box on a sad day in 1987. The lid to this box is a butterfly. I have and will cherish it forever. I would think of him often everyday as I keep the trinket on my vanity. I will now see a butterfly and think of him dearly. My heart goes out to Jerry Jr. and Michael, and the rest of the family. He is now at peace, no more pain, and earned his wings.
Love,
Elaine Bagwell

Randy Richardson

February 15, 2020

In the few short years we have known Jerry, I learned to RESPECT, LOVE, and really ENJOY being around him. We have lost a truly remarkable man. He will be sorely missed. My sincere condolences to the family and his many other close friends who have had the privilege of knowing Jerry. Rest In Peace, my friend!

Donna Coppedge

February 15, 2020

I've known Jerry my entire life. He was a good friend of my dad's for many years. He was a good man.

Sheila Zant

February 14, 2020

Father God, guide Audrey, (shorty) family give peace,comfort and love..AMEN. Jerry always there when I rode his horses. I called him fence trainer..but loved his input... I knew him in the racetrack days 70's through 90's and on to our barrel racing. Sheila Zant

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