Marvin Dannard Branch, 95, of Big Island passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 14, 1920, a son of the late George Walter Branch and Mayoma Austin Branch. In addition to his parents Marvin was preceded in death by his loving wife, Daisy Wilson Branch; a son, Marvin Leon Branch; a sister, Princess Wilson; four brothers, Homer Branch, Jack Branch, Sam Branch and Earl Branch. Marvin was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church in Big Island. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time in the outdoors. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He retired as a weaver with the Burlington Industry. Marvin is survived by four children, Rachel B. Toms and her husband, Carlton, Susie B. Manley and her friend Craig Eichhorn, W.D. Branch and his wife, Carolyn and Janice B. Daniels; twelve grandchildren, Dennis, Troy, Cindy, Jill, Terry, Todd, Chad, Stephanie, Tanya, Kim, DeAnna and Melanie; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; three sisters, Precious Markham, Betsy Manley and Truly Casto ; special friend, Christine Goff, and numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Those wishing to make memorial contributions please consider Hunting Creek Baptist Church, 15445 Big Island Hwy, Big Island, VA 24526 or Big Island Rescue Squad, 10770 Lee Jackson Hwy, Big Island, VA 24526. A funeral service and celebration of Marvinâ€™s life will be conducted at 11 am on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at Hunting Creek Baptist Church with Pastor Carey Snellings officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. There will be a reception to follow in the church fellowship hall. The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at Tharp Funeral Home in Bedford, and all other times at the home of Rachel and Carlton Toms. To send condolences online please visit tharpfuneralhome.com. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford is assisting the family.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Oct. 21 to Oct. 22, 2015