9/26/15 — Howard Marlin Branch

Mflower26r. Howard Marlin Branch of Tullahoma, passed this life on Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at Emerald-Hodgson Hospital in Sewanee, TN at the age of 67.

Mr. Branch was born January 1st, 1948 in Manchester, TN to the late Abe Branch Sr. and Belle Whipple Branch.

During his life Mr. Branch worked as a plumber, and was a member of Victory Baptist Church who enjoyed horseback riding, hunting, fishing, and restoring old cars.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Branch is preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Louie, and Gene Branch; and one sister Shirley Brawley.

Mr. Branch is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Eva Josephine Luttrell Branch of Tullahoma; one daughter, Gina Lynn Coker of Tullahoma; one brother, Abe Branch Jr. and his wife Joyce of Tullahoma; and two sisters, Peggy Berry and her husband Jimmy of Manchester, and Goldie Hemken and her husband Herman of Tullahoma; in addition to several close friends.

Visitation for Mr. Branch will be held on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 12:00-2:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral services to immediately follow at 2:00 pm in The Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Wall officiating.

For those who wish, the family requests that donations in Marlin’s memory be made to either The Multi-County Cancer Support Network, 110 E. Lauderdale St. Tullahoma, TN 37388, or Amedysis Hospice c/o The Christen Foundation, 5959 Sherwood Forest Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70816.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.