Gene Thomas Branson a resident of Jonesboro and Trumann, Arkansas for more than 24 years passed away October 30, 2019 at Flo and Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He was born March 21, 1934 in Bradford, Tennessee and was the loving Son of Stanley Branson and Bessie Kate Branson Greenup. He graduated from high school in Bradford and later served proudly in the United States Army.
Gene enjoyed collecting and trading guns and knives, bird and deer hunting, fresh peaches, watching St. Louis Cardinals and a good meal with those he loved. Gene always made time for long conversations with his friends, family and the frequent strangers who quickly became his friends.
Mr. Branson leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Ruby, his children, his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews, and his great-grandchildren. His children consider him their hero and along with the rest of his family, loves him deeply. He was well respected, loved, admired by his friends and peers as well. Throughout his life his generosity touched the lives of many. He had a tremendous influence on all that knew him and will be missed and never forgotten.
Service will be held in Bradford, Tennessee at Hunt Funeral Home on Friday November 1, 2019 at 1 p.m.. Visitation with the family will begin at noon on Friday. Burial will follow in Davis Grove Cemetery.
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