Paul E. Branson, 85, of New Madison passed away peacefully on November 25, 2011 at Heartland of Greenville. Paul was born on September 18, 1926 in Darke County, Ohio to the late John & Esther (Phillips) Branson.
Paul was a 1944 graduate of Hollansburg High School. He worked for AVCO for over 30 years and later retired from Corning. Paul also worked as a farmer his whole life. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. His passions in life were farming, gardening, wood working and making furniture. Paul was a member of the Beech Grove Church of the Brethren.
In addition to his parents, Paul is preceded in death by his brother, John H. Branson, Jr. and an infant sister.
Paul is survived by his wife, Veeda (Brock) Branson; two sons, Mark and Jean Branson of Greenville and Tim and Sheryl Branson of New Madison; five grandchildren, Jessica Branson of Greenville, Lindsey and Nathan Beatty of Union City, Stephanie Branson of Winchester, Kylie and Seth Graham of Greenville and Leslie Branson of Columbus; and a brother, Clifford and Mary Alice Branson of Nebraska.
The family will receive guests on Monday, November 28, 2011 from 6 - 8 PM at Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 10:30 AM also at the funeral home with the Rev. Randy Devor being asked to officiate. Burial will follow in the Greenmound Cemetery. The family requests memorial contributions be given to Tri Village Rescue or Beech Grove Church of the Brethren.
Services entrusted to Braund Funeral Home in New Madison. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.braundfuneralhome.com