Walter "Tommy" Branch
1948 - 2018
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Walter "Tommy" Branch, 70, passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in Richmond. He was a lifelong resident of Poquoson. Tommy was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He retired from Rehabilitation Services Inc. as a Home Field Monitor. Tommy was an avid bowler for many years. He never knew a stranger and was loved by all who met him. He touched so many lives with his heart of gold and will be greatly missed. He was preceded in rest by his parents Henry Earl and Louise Evans Branch and brother-in-law, David Thomas Sills. Tommy is survived by his sisters, Linda Branch Little (Roy) and Connie Sills; brother, Earl Lee Branch; nieces and nephews Barbara Ellen Little, Connie Roberts (Karl Jr), Doug Little (Diane), Vickie Topping (Robbie), Rachel Lawrence, Christopher Branch (Ashley), Brandon Branch; great nieces and nephews, Michael and Donovan Richardson, Elyssa and Emma Roberts, Ethan and Cody Little, Samantha Topping, Jameson Branch; and faithful companion, Buckshot. The family will receive guests from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home followed by a celebration of Tommy's life to be held at 2:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Patricia Riggs officiating. Interment at Parklawn Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions May Be Made To: Poquoson Volunteer Rescue Squad, PO Box 2099, Poquoson, VA 23662 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 1294 Poquoson Ave, Poquoson, VA 23662. Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family. Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.

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Published in Daily Press on Sep. 6, 2018.
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October 15, 2018
So sorry to learn of Tommy's passing. I just overheard a conversation and wondered if it was Tommy that passed. Such a nice guy and I know he will be missed by his a family. Prayers for strength.
Billie Lowry
October 4, 2018
Tommy will be missed - so wonderful and kind to everyone. I worked with him at peninsula hospital and at the mental health center for many years!Condolences to his family in this difficult time.Laura McQueen
Laura McQueen
September 20, 2018
May you find comfort, peace, and strength in your memories. With Sympathy, Elizabeth Dixon Holt
Elizabeth Dixon Holt
September 12, 2018
I am very sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with the Branch family during this time of deep sorrow. Psalm 119:76.
September 7, 2018
Mr. Tommy will be dearly missed by our family. He was such an amazing neighbor that filled our life with joy. We will always remember him standing out side as happy as he could be walking his dog Buckshot, his lemon bundt cake, and his kindness that he showed to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Tommy's family and friends, he will be missed. Love Russell & Dana Watkins and family.
September 7, 2018
Sorry to hear of his passing. He was a friend in high school
Charles Singleton
September 7, 2018
Linda, Connie and Earl, I am so sorry to hear about Tommy. I remember when I used to come to your house how sweet and kind he was. And also fun to be around. You have my deepest sympathy and are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Denise Martin Ives
Denise Martin Ives
September 7, 2018
Earl, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Sincerely, Mike Sellers
September 7, 2018
I'm so sorry about the loss of Mr. Tommy. He was such a sweet and funny neighbor. He will be greatly missed. Love, Chelsea & Family
Chelsea Stewart
September 6, 2018
I worked with Tommy in the CSB for many years. His humor was infectious and he was a great man to be around. I will never forget him. He sang the funniest songs !! Ha. ha. Tommy had a heart of gold. May he rest in peace and may his soul be souring, free, now.
September 6, 2018
So sorry to hear about your loss. You know that God and Jesus are in the best position to comfort us when we lose a loved one in death.
September 6, 2018
Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. You will all be in our prayers at this most difficult time
Jim and Judy Gibbons
September 6, 2018
Tommy was a great guy with over run of kindness for everyone.
Paulette Reed
September 6, 2018
Oh, Tommy, you are so going to be missed!! It's not the same walking out the backdoor and not seeing your door open or your face with a friendly hello! We'll miss our dinners together and watching the neighborhood kids play out back! You have been such a dear friend to Danny and me. I'm so glad I had one last conversation with you to tell you all we had done last week. Our hearts are broken but we know that you are sitting with Jesus and are whole and healthy again! For that we rejoice! Love you brother and know that we will all meet again!
Linda and Connie, your family is in our hearts and prayers. We know how much you'll miss Tommy.
September 6, 2018
Tommy was a kind and funny person. Had good time years ago hanging out. Love and prayers to family
freda diggs
September 6, 2018
Freda Diggs
September 6, 2018
I had the opportunity to work with Tommy many years ago at PPH. He was a very kind and gentle person. So sorry for your loss.
Debbie Wintermantel
September 6, 2018
Sending my condolences to the family for your loss. May God's word comfort you during this time. Luke 7:11-15
September 6, 2018
Tommy was a good and decent friend that I knew many years ago in my youth. We would run across each other every so often and just as if we never missed a day. Peace and prayers to his family who loved him as I know he loved each of you.
Rose Horton
September 5, 2018
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