Obituaries » Ronald Joe Branch
March 13, 1941 – March 26, 2020
Graveside Services will be on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 10:30am at Oak Hill Burial ParkObituary Viewed 391 times
Ronald Joe Branch , 79, passed away on March 26, 2020 in Gainesville, Florida. He is survived by his present wife, Carolyn McCartney Branch. The couple resided in Leesburg, Florida but he was a long time resident of Lakeland. He was proceeded in death by his wife of 43 years, Alice Zinser Branch. He was employed by Aviation Structural Mechanic in the US Navy. He was employed by Alterman Transpiration for 20 years. Other employers were General Telephone, Juice Bowl, and Phosphate Mines. He was a Deacon at the Reynolds Baptist Church and more recently Okahumpka Baptist Church. His children are Edwana Jane Branch Malcom of Lakeland, Robert Branch and his wife Michelle of Kathleen. His grandchildren; David and Maggie Branch of Zephyrhills, FL and children, Aaron and Savannah; Michael and Krystal Branch of Lakeland, children; Chandler and Rhonda Branch of PA and child Isaiah; Samantha and Josh Saldana of GA and children; Tracy, Becka, Josh Jr; granddaughter, Rachel Branch Tew of Heaven proceeded him in death in 2017. His brother Steve and Nancy Branch of Panasoffkee, FL. One other brother, Louie Branch, proceeded him in death casualty of Vietnam War. He has a very dear sister -in-law, Kathy Zinser Witt and husband, Howard of Kathleen, FL and close brother-in-law, George Ziner of SC.