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“I am so sorry for your loss. I went to drafting school with Josh and remained friends with him afterwards. He was such a great person to be around...Read More »
1 of 28 | Posted by: Katie Myers

“To the Branch Family, Words are so inadequate at this time but know that there are many others who are praying for you at this time of loss. May God...Read More »
2 of 28 | Posted by: Lori Houghton

“Josh will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. May God look down upon you and help heal the pain...Read More »
3 of 28 | Posted by: Anita Bouzek

“Sorry I cannot be there in person due to the pregnancy, sending many hugs and invisible tissues to the rest of my family who are able to be there. ”
4 of 28 | Posted by: Megan Branch

“Dear everyone, I believe the one memorable gift that Josh gave all of us was his SMILE. It would light up a dark room, it was in fact magical. Most...Read More »
5 of 28 | Posted by: Twila Cook Guerrieri and family

“Dearest Jerrod, Megan and family. Dave, Anthony and I send our love and prayers. We will save the hugs for when you get back. Mama Woody ”
6 of 28 | Posted by: Paulette Woody

“Thoughts and continued prayers are with the family during this time of loss. God has called up a wonderful person to become an Angel to those of us...Read More »
7 of 28 | Posted by: Sharon Gray

“To all of Joshs family, There will never be any words to ease the pain of losing someone close,but just know that josh is in a much better place...Read More »
8 of 28 | Posted by: Pruitt and Garrigus Families

“Frank and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Cherish the wonderful memories you have with him. If we can do anything...Read More »
9 of 28 | Posted by: Randy and Barbara Morris

“Jerry and Mary sorry for the loss of your grandson. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May god be with you at this time. ”
10 of 28 | Posted by: virginia halbrook

“I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
11 of 28 | Posted by: Guillen Freeman Heinzen

“Frankie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Josh. Totally unexpected to be sure. I know it is hard to understand why and not to question.I pray...Read More »
12 of 28 | Posted by: Bridget Williamson(Rackley)

“The Maxx Nutrition family sends our prayers to the the Branch family in this time of sorrow. Josh was a great friend and a good young man. He will be...Read More »
13 of 28 | Posted by: Carl Causin

“Mary&Jerry and all the Family so sorry for your loss.May God bless all of you.Jo Powers and Children. ”
14 of 28 | Posted by: Jo Powers

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this time of loss. Josh was great person and a wonderful friend. He will be missed! ”
15 of 28 | Posted by: Jeremy & Sheena Harrison

“Mary, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of great loss. May God bring you the peace and comfort that only he can. ...Read More »
16 of 28 | Posted by: Anna Alvis

“Frank and family, we are so sorry to hear about Josh, I know that there are know words to say that will make anything better. We just have to trust...Read More »
17 of 28 | Posted by: Brad and Ashley Lackey

“Frank and the Branch, Gray and Barkley families, I am at a loss for words to say because I know there are no words that can be said that will comfort...Read More »
18 of 28 | Posted by: Ladona Birge Fay Chacon

“Dear Wanda and Mary and all the family, my prayers are with you at this tragic time, I'm so very sorry for your loss. God bless you all. ”
19 of 28 | Posted by: Debi Brown and Maxine Dean

“There are no words we can offer that will remove your pain. Please know that many, all over the US are praying for all of you. May God hold you close...Read More »
20 of 28 | Posted by: Gina and Doc Curtis

“Our deepest sympathy to the family of Josh, Our Prayers are with you! ”
21 of 28 | Posted by: Shane & Holly Young

“We are so saddened by the loss your families have experienced. May God be your guide in your time of sorrow. You are all in our prayers. ”
22 of 28 | Posted by: Jeanette Branch Bollinger and family

“Frank and Family We are very sorry for Your loss. ”
23 of 28 | Posted by: Larry and Betty Renfroe

“Josh was such a special person. He always had a smile for everyone that came into the store. He will be missed. Please accept my condolences on...Read More »
24 of 28 | Posted by: Daphne Wilcox

“Our deepest sympathy to Frank and Family. We were greatly saddened to hear of your loss. Josh was a good person and will be missed. Our prayers are...Read More »
25 of 28 | Posted by: Rick & Sharon Hughey

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. Hold on to memories and lean on the Lord and He will help you get through this. Our...Read More »
26 of 28 | Posted by: Nel (Curtis)Fastenau

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Branch family in this time of grief. Josh was a great person and an amazing friend. Everyone that knew him,...Read More »
27 of 28 | Posted by: The Dworaks

“Josh is a dear family member and will always be remembered. ”
28 of 28 | Posted by: Amanda Underhill


Josh Branch, age 24, of Appleton, died Sunday, July 5, 2009 near Hector. He was born November 26, 1984 at Russellville, was an electrical technician for the Home Theater Store, was a graduate of the Hector High School and attended the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton. He was a member of the Hatley Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his mother, Penny Barkley.

Survivors include his father, Frank Branch of Appleton; his step-father, Michael Barkley of Dover; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Jerrod and Megan Branch, currently serving in the military in Norfolk, Virginia; and Heath Barkley and Eric Barkley, both of Dover; and his grandparents: Jerry and Mary Branch of Appleton; Bill and Wanda Gray of Appleton; and Norman and Nancy Barkley of Dover.

The funeral service will be at 10 A.M. on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at the Jerusalem Church of Christ, officiated by Mr. Bill Roderick and the Rev. Randall Williams. Burial will be in Appleton Cemetery, by Shinn Funeral Service.

Active pallbearers will be Parker Gray, Kenny Gray, Mark Melton, Tony Melton, TJ Lay and Ryan Squires. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Vincent and Jason Vincent.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday evening, from 5 to 7 P.M., at the funeral home.

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Shinn Funeral Service
800 West Main Street Russellville, AR 72811
Tel. (479) 968-1212
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