April 18, 2023

Mr. David Branch, 66, of Fulton, Ky., passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at Baptist Health in Paducah, Ky..

David was born on November 8, 1956 in Memphis, Tenn. to the late Donald and Maryann (Carter) Branch.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton, Ky. He was very involved in helping with the First United Methodist Women's Welcoming Committee, and was active withthe Ken-Tenn Food Bank.

He received a PHD from University of California, Berkeley and was agraduate of UCLA. David had lived in Memphis, Los Angeles, California and Fulton. He also enjoyed wood working.

In addition to his parents, David is preceded in death by his step-mother, Marqueritte D. Branch and step-

son, Brent Robinson, two step-brothers: Bill and Jim Frye and a step-granddaughter, Megan Steele.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Downs Robinson Branch of Fulton, son, John Donald Branch of Los Angeles, CA, daughter, Jennifer Branchof Oklahoma City, OK, step-daughter Monique (Robert)Smith of Osceola, AR, step-sons: Michael A.L. (Lisa) Steele of Phoenix, AZ, Matthew (Natasha) Steele of Dallas, TX, Marcus (Christian) Steele of Nashville, TN, a brother Daniel (Vanessa) Branch of Chapin SC, step-brothers Joe Terney of Gulf Shores, AL, Mark Terney and Mike Terney both of Clarksdale, MS, step-sisters Camille Summer of Gulf Shores, AL and Millicent Wilkerson of Meredian, MS,14 step-grandchildren and 12 great-step-grandchildren.

A memorial service for Mr. David Branch will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 1:00 P.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Fulton, KY with Pastor Sue Engle Carrigan and Pastor Nancy Varden officiating. Visitation will be held at the First United Methodist Church Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 11:00 A.M. until service time.

Memorials may be made to: Ken-Tenn Food Bank, P.O. Box 1386, Fulton, KY 42041.

Hornbeak Funeral Home of Fulton is in charge of arrangements.