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Wayne Porter Branson, age 70, of Edgewater, died Saturday, February 23 at home. Born in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, Mr. Branson came to this area in 2005 from Charleston, South Carolina. He was retired from the United States Air Force and also from Charleston County, South Carolina. Mr. Branson was a member of American Legion Post 285, Edgewater; the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Edgewater; the Loyal Order of Moose, New Smyrna Beach; and the Dolphin Athletic Club. An avid motorcyclist, he enjoyed traveling, especially on cruise ships. Survivors include his son, Mark Branson of Juneau, Alaska; a daughter, Mary Beth Branson of Fernandina Beach, Florida; a sister, Darla Ames of Downingtown, Pennsylvania; three nieces, Andrea Bennett and Valarie Ames, both of Downingtown, and Stephanie Jennings of Liverpool, New York; and extended family in Pennsylvania. Military honors will be conferred 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 1 at Veterans Riverside Park in Edgewater. A reception to celebrate his life will follow at American Legion Post 285, 4497 South U.S. 1, Edgewater, Florida. Condolences may be sent to www.settlewilderfuneralhome.com.
Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on Feb. 27, 2013