Gerald Nathan Branch, Sr.

October 25, 1941 - December 6, 2020
Gerald Nathan Branch, Sr.


Mr. Gerald Nathan Branch Sr, 79 of Wilmington, NC went to be with our Lord on Sunday December 6th.

A time of visitation will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2020 from 3:00PM till 5:00PM, at Wilmington funeral Chapel.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents James Robert Branch Sr and Sadie Carney Branch, brothers Bobby and Kenneth Branch, sisters Lib Smith and Jennie Lee Thompson.

Gerald is survived by wife Gladys Croom Branch which was married 58 years, daughter Cheryl Branch, Son Nathan his wife Angie, Son Larry Duane, fiancé Kay Shafor, Granddaughters Melissa fink, Jennifer and husband Caleb Fanning, Great Grandchildren Chance, Zackery, Emma and Mason. Several nieces and nephews, brother-in law John Charles Croom and John Wood Jr.

Gerald proudly served in the United States Navy during the Cuban Crisis on the U.S.S. Truckee (AO-147). Gerald was a long time Volunteer Fireman of Winter Park Fire Department which led him to be a Sworn in Deputy during that time. Gerald was a very dedicated man of all things he took part in, whether it be his job or helping a friend. He began his 33 year career with W.R. Grace Chemical Plant missing only 3 days of work through those years. During these years he was chosen to oversee a Chemical Plant being built in Trinidad which put him away from home months at a time. His family has always been so proud of him and always will be. Gerald absolutely Loved Fishing and Hunting.

A huge Thank You to all first responders whom took part in doing everything possible to revive Gerald on this Sunday morning he went to be with our Lord.

A Graveside funeral will be conducted on Friday, December 11, 2020 at 1:00PM at Greenlawn Memorial Park, in Wilmington, NC.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.


Service

Friday, December 11, 2020
1:00 PM

Greenlawn Memorial Park - Directions
1311 Shipyard Blvd
Wilmington, North Carolina 28412
(910) 799-1686

Visitation

Thursday, December 10, 2020
3:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Wilmington Funeral Chapel - Directions
1535 South 41st Street
Wilmington, NC 28403
910-791-9099

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  • December 12, 2020
    Theresa venturini says:
    Dearest cousin glassy my dearest memories of cousin gerald are of you both and how he adored you love is a treasure and may all your memories keep gerald forever in your heart my deepest sympathy love health and peace Theresa Marie Reid Venturini and Family

  • December 15, 2020
    Beejay Grob Mike Marcelli says:
    Y'all know you are like family to Mike and me; we share your grief. That's a handsome photo you used on this page and a nice tribute to him, you all do really make him proud even now. I feel terrible we could not go to his services, I only just now read this tonight and didn't know before. God bless, Beejay and Mike