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James A. "Jimmy" Branch


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James A. "Jimmy" Branch Obituary
James "Jimmy" Aylett Branch, 63, of Brock passed away Monday, April 22, 2013. Celebration of life: 11 a.m. Saturday in the Jerry Durant Auditorium, 2121 Bethel Road, Weatherford. In memory of Jimmy, the Branch family requests that those attending his celebration please wear brightly colored clothing to help them honor and cherish his memory. Interment: Brock Cemetery immediately following the celebration. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Galbreaith-Pickard. Memorials: Jimmy Branch Memorial School Fund at First Financial Bank, 1100 FM 1189, Brock, Texas 76066. Jimmy was born March 29, 1950, in Fort Sill, Okla., to Mildred Marthelle and William Miles Branch. Mr. Branch was a teacher, coach, counselor and principal in the Anna ISD, McKinney ISD, Dawson ISD in Welch, Anton ISD, Woodson ISD, Newcastle ISD, Groom ISD, Brock ISD, Weatherford ISD and Poolville ISD. He was a founding member of the Noodling Club. He was a member of the Texas High School Coaches Association, Six Man Coaches Association, Texas Association Basketball Coaches and Brock ISD school board. Jimmy impacted thousands of student lives through his many years and devotion to each school district. While in the Brock ISD, he implemented the initiative block schedule that was highly acclaimed by Texas Education Agency as well as the Academic UIL program, and helped Brock High School achieve exemplary status multiple consecutive school years. As Jimmy furthered his career, he joined the staff at Weatherford ISD in the Ninth-Grade Center and the high school, where he created an anti-drug student peer group called "181, No Specifics." Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors: Wife, Carolyn; daughter, Kimberly Branch of Brock; sons, Rusty Branch and wife, Kari, of Allen and Spencer Branch and wife, Staci, of Brock; sister, Regina Miles and husband, Ron, of Wilmer; brothers, Billy Branch and wife, Marsha, of Sulphur Springs and L.D. Branch and wife, Marilyn, of Lindale; grandchildren, Breeanna, Skylar, Kolby, Kyle, Cason, Stormi, Carson and Cooper; and nine nieces and nephews.
Published in Star-Telegram on Apr. 25, 2013
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