Gary Paul Branch, 73, went home to be with his soulmate on February 18, 2022. He was born November 20, 1948, in Wellington Texas to J.L. and Maggie Branch.
Papa was married to the love of his life on December 27th, 1973, in Groom, Texas. A two-time Vietnam Veteran and a loving grandfather. He will be most remembered for integrity and how strongly he loved the people lucky enough to be in his life. He loved watching westerns, playing card games, and drinking cold beer. He was a loving grandfather, a coach, a mentor, and a lifetime member of both the Elks Lodge and the VFW. He loved telling stories of his grandkids and was proud to be in their lives. He will forever be the holder of the tooth fairy money and the holder of our hearts!!! We love you!!!
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dee Branch; his parents J.L. and Maggie Branch; a granddaughter Arianna Alvarez; his brothers Billy Branch, Donald Branch, and Nathan Hamilton; his sisters Novelle Hamilton, Johnny Lou Branch, Linda Branch, and Polly Denton.
He is survived by his brothers James Branch, of Duncanville Texas and Ronald Denton of Del City Oklahoma; a sister Lou Sutterfield, of Tecumseah Oklahoma; his children Tom and Kim Pina of Amarillo, Rodney and Kristy Lehman of Amarillo, Karmen Northcutt of Borger, Gary Branch Jr. of Amarillo; his grandchildren Austria, Kaleb, Maggie, Hannah, Mattie, Mallie, Maccie, Vance. Nathan, and Landon; his great-grandchildren Brecklynn and Blakelyn; many nieces and nephews, and all his friends at the Amarillo Elks Lodge.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on March 12, 2022, at Elks Lodge, 932 Clyde Street in Amarillo. The family will gather at 12:00 noon.