David Wayne Branch, 59, of Witts Spring, Arkansas, died Friday, March 4, 2022, at Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at Humphrey Funeral Home Chapel. James Chronister and Austin Humphrey will officiate. Burial will be at Brock Cemetery in Victor, Arkansas by Humphrey Funeral Service. Visitation will be 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on Tuesday, at the funeral home.
The son of John and Earlene Mae (McElfish) Branch, he was born December 2, 1962, in Little Rock. He married Donna Sue (Chisum) Branch, on November 20, 1981, in Witts Spring.
David was preceded in death by his father; two fathers-in-law, Carl Chisum and Jody Via; his step-father, Derald Peterson; a sister, Nancy Mueller; a sister-in-law, Beverly Clayton; and two nieces, Sara Mueller and Kala Clayton.
He is survived by his wife and best friend of 40 years, Donna; a son & daughter-in-law, Jesse & Jennie Branch; a daughter & son-in-law, Jessica & Daniel Jones; his mother, Earlene Peterson; a brother & sister-in-law, John & Barbara Branch; a sister & brother-in-law, Kimma & Lance Gurel; his brother, Paul & (Carla) Branch; a mother-in-law, Gracie Via; a brother-in-law & wife, Carl “Bud” & Donna Chisum; a sister-in-law & husband, Rachel & Terry Honeycutt; 11 grandchildren: Wade Whitaker, Dawson Branch, Kama Whitaker, Aliyah Branch, Jonathan Whitaker, Donna Carter, Jacob Sharp, Shelby Sharp, Olivia Mewborn, Xander Jones & Alaina Jones; a great grandchild, Remington Wayne Whitaker; several loved nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; and his bonus family, Larry & Nancy James and Melanie Branch.
David was described as a “jack of all trades” who could do anything. He worked mostly as a self-employed general contractor operating heavy equipment, trucking, and various kinds of construction. He was a dedicated family man who loved his children and grandchildren with his whole heart. He was proud to see the woman and mother his daughter, Jessica, had grown into. An avid hunter, he found beauty in nature and joy while sharing his knowledge and making memories with his son, Jesse.
He and Donna worshipped at Falling Waters Church. Being a man strong in his faith, he encouraged so many during his walk through life. David never met a stranger and was loved by everyone he met. One never left his company without a smile on their face and feeling a little bit wiser and a lot more loved.
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