Ralph Edward Branson, 100, of Shell Knob, passed away Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, in his home.
He was born May 15, 1912, the son of Dan and Mary Branson. On June 1, 1954, in Springfield, he was united in marriage to Berniadine "Bunnie" Cheek, who preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2007. Also preceding him in death was a sister, Lorraine Alred.
He moved to Shell Knob in 1977, from Tulsa, Okla. He was a certified aircraft mechanic and a non-destructive tester for American Airlines in Tulsa, Okla.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob.
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Shell Knob, Missouri