Joseph D. "Joe" Branham, age 76, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, August 5, 2016 at the Greenwood Health & Living Community. He was a resident of Morgantown.
Joe was born in Indianapolis on July 19, 1940, to his parents, the late Morris and Maude G. (Abney) Branham. He served with the United States Army as a Private First Class. Joe married W. Juanita (Durham) Branham on April 2, 1960 in Indianapolis. She preceded him in death on September 8, 1997 after 37 loving and devoted years of marriage.
Joe retired in 1993 as the manager of security at the Indianapolis International Airport after ten years of service. Prior to that, he worked as a Chief Inspector for water treatment plants in both Indiana and Colorado.
Joe was a 50 year member of the Morgantown General Assembly and Church of the Firstborn. He enjoyed working in his vegetable garden, hunting, fishing and traveling to Colorado. Joe loved his family.
He is survived by his children, Mike (Lila) Branham of Whitewater, CO, Scott (Lissa-marie) Branham of Newport, OR and Jodi (Jeremy) Tibbett of Indianapolis; siblings, James (Carolyn) Branham of Franklin, Larry Branham of Indianapolis, Aaron (Joann) Branham of Whiteland and Ronnie Branham of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Emily, Samantha, Kase, Levi, Cal, Jordan and Jackson; nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Helen Ferrill, Morris Branham Jr., Harold Branham, Boyd Branham & Paul Branham; and a great granddaughter.
A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown with military rites presented by the Martinsville American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Condolences may be sent to the Branham family at www.meredith-clark.com.
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