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December 09, 2023

David Franklin Branson

David Franklin Branson

David Franklin Branson, 56, of Taylorsville, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 1, 2017.

He was born to the late Thomas William Branson and Beulah Hudson Branson in Forsyth County on July 10, 1961.

He was an avid hiker and loved hiking the Appalachian Trail, along with fishing. David also enjoyed playing his guitar and throwing darts in his free time. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by two nephews and one niece.

Those left to cherish his memory are his son, Steven Branson and wife Brooke; sisters, Linda McClain and husband George, Mary Cagle and husband Willie, and Sandra Whitestone and husband John; a brother, Thomas Branson; a number of nieces and nephews; and a lifetime friend, James Hall.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017, at Alexander Funeral Service, at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. Gary Jennings officiating. Military Rites will be provided by DAV Chapter 84 of Taylorsville and Chapter 6 of Hudson. Inurnment will be with the family.

In lieu of flowers, all donations may be made to Locks of Love and/or Appalachian Trail and Conservatory.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Alexander Funeral and Cremation Service.

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1 Comment

  1. karen johnson on September 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    David and i were neighbors for many years. He was the type of neighbor you’re glad to have. In all the years I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone,well..maybe to the guy that ran into him and wrecked his blue truck.David was good with my dogs ,too. He will be dearly missed .I hope Desiel was waiting for him at Heavens Gate. RIP,David,dear friend.

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