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Frank George Branch, Sr.

June 3, 1943 - November 10, 2022

Frank George Branch, Sr., 79, of Big Island, VA, passed away on November 10, 2022, at his residence. He was born on June 3, 1943, to the late Wilber Homer Branch and Katherine Campbell Branch. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Valorie Sue Branch; brother, Roger Branch and an infant twin sister.

He was a retired ironworker. He was an avid outdoorsman, fisherman and gardener. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Frank is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Hicks Branch; son, Frank Branch, Jr (Christi); grandchildren, Jessica Winegar of FL, Jarrett Branch, Brittany Pierce, Richmond, VA and Timmy Pierce, Lynchburg, VA; siblings, David Branch of Big Island, Emma Jean Markham (Earnest “Blue”) of Big Island, Sherry Byers (Gary) of Big Island, Rosalita Rice of Coleman Falls, and Velma Simpson (Eddie) of Gretna and lifelong friend of 71 years, Sammy Goff.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Big Island Fire Department and the Big Island Emergency Crew.

A funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, November 15, 2022, at Hunting Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Bledsoe officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service starting at 10:00 am.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send online condolences please visit

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Sending love and comfort to Granny Branch, Jarrett, Christi, Frank, and rest of the family. May you find peace and comfort in those surrounding you during this difficult time. Love you! Love Brittany & Alyie

Posted by Brittany Pierce on November 15, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Tim & Britany Pierce Savannah Alley pierce

Posted by Robert D Monteith Jr on November 14, 2022

Sorry for your loss. Tim & Britany Pierce

Posted by Robert D Monteith Jr on November 14, 2022

We are sorry for your loss

Posted by Robert Frances monteith on November 14, 2022

So sorry for the loss of Frank. Prayers for his wife, family, and friends.

Posted by Danny and Barbara Newman on November 14, 2022

Our condolences to the family. Prayers for peace, comfort, and healing in the days to come.

Posted by C.M. Davis & Fam on November 11, 2022

Very sorry for the passing of Frank. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Rakia on November 10, 2022

My thoughts and prayers for Barbara and family. May God give you strength and peace.

Posted by Rayetta on November 10, 2022

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