Richard A. Branham

Born: Mon., Jan. 24, 1938
Died: Mon., Sep. 26, 2011


Visitation

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM, Thu., Sep. 29, 2011
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:30 PM Thu., Sep. 29, 2011
Location: Murphy-Parks Funeral Service


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     Rtd Staff Sgt. Richard A. Branham, 73, of Shelbyville died Monday, September 26, 2011, at his  residence.

     Born Jan. 24, 1938, in New Castle, he was the son of Cletus and Dorothy (Mayne) Branham.  He married Emma "Tina" Darling on Aug. 7, 1989, and she survives.

     Other survivors include sons, Randy (Penny) Darling and Billy Darling, both of Shelbyville, Tommy (Frances) Darling, Rick Branham, and Doug Branham, all of Indianapolis, Jim (Jeanell) Darling of Acton and Dave (Carol) Branham of New Palestine; daughters, Patty Jett of Knightstown and Amanda Thomas of Indianapolis; 21 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brother Stub (Teresa) Branham of Knightstown; and sister, Norma Bailey of Union City.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

     Mr.Branham was a U.S. Army veteran, retiring after 28 years of service at the rank of staff sergerant.

     Richard enjoyed fishing and camping.

     Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. Thursday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St.

     Funeral services will be at 2:30 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Eddie Hines officiating.

     Burial will be in Whispering Hope Memorial Gardens, with full military rites conducted by the Indiana National Guard Ceremonial Team.

     The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions honoring Richard may be made to the Heroes of Honor and Glory Monument in care of Murphy-Parks Funeral Service and Crematory, 703 S. Harrison St., Shelbyville, IN  46176.

     An online guest book may be signed at www.murphyparks.com.

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Richard W Branham
   Posted Tue September 27, 2011
I love you Dad. You will always be in heart.

Toney and Theresa Elamon
   Posted Tue September 27, 2011
Our Deepest Sympathy to the Branham and Darling family ...Rest in peace Sarge ...You will be missed

Mildred Branham Hanna
   Posted Tue September 27, 2011
Sympathy and prayers are with the Branham family.
Richard''s dad and my dad were brothers.

Todd Brown
   Posted Tue September 27, 2011
With Deepest Sympathy. Todd & Brad Brown

Susan Foppe Mathews
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. If I can do anything for you or your family contact me on facebook. God Bless

Billy Darling
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
I Love you DAD i will really miss you..you will always be in my MIND and my HEART ..i miss you so much. i will always remember the years we spend together.I Love you so much

Savannah Darling
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
I love u Papa Sarge. I will see u one day. U will always be in my heart and u will be missed very very very much <3

Randy J. Darling Sr.
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
You were always the best dad, friend and battle buddy that I ever had. You drove me to be the best that I could ever be. I will truely miss your companionship and wisdom. There will always be an empty space in our hearts.

Tina Branham (wife)
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
You were the love of my life, my best friend, and my inspiration. There will be forever a whole in my heart. You gave me many good memories that I will charish. Love you baby.

Randy Schwind
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
Rick and Dave... Had I known your Dad I would have thanked him sincerely for his service and for having two fine sons that I have been proud to call my friends. I wish you all well in your time of transition.

Sherry jett
   Posted Wed September 28, 2011
I love and miss you bunches papaw sarge rest in the arms of the angels job well done im sending you hugs !!

Sandy Robinson
   Posted Thu September 29, 2011
The entire family is included in my thoughts and prayers.

Jim, Jeanell, Jimmy, & Alexandra Darling
   Posted Thu September 29, 2011
To a wonderful dad & papaw You will be missed dearly!!!!! Breakfast will never be the same without you and scratching lottery tickets in hopes to hit the big one! You were a wonderful man who touched so many hearts! You are a true inspiration!
Among the saints O Christ, rest the soul of your servant where there is no pain nor grief nor sighing, but life which does not end!!!!!
We LOVE and MISS you!!!!!!!!!

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