He was 82.
A lifelong resident of Northampton County, he was born to the late Claude H. Branch and Annie Belle Wheeler Branch and was a retired farmer.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Peggy Jones Branch; sons, Thomas Hoyt Branch Jr. of the home and Michael Hoyt Branch of Gaston; daughters, Teresa Branch Clements of Pleasant Hill and Melissa Branch Rutherford of Louisburg, West Virginia; a brother, Steve Branch of Brink, Virginia; a sister, Claudette Branch Rook of Fremont, NC; grandchildren, Thomas H. Branch III, Tyler E. Branch, Taylor M. Branch, Luke Clements, Josh Clements, Ashli A. Branch, and Cody L. Rutherford; great grandchildren, Lillie Branch, Katie Branch, Logan Clements, Lyndon Clements, and Finlee Brown. The family would like to thank Tom’s devoted sitters, Vickie Reid, Barbara Jenkins and Peggy Fajna.
Graveside Services will be held Monday, June 18, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at Cedarwood Cemetery with Pete Jones officiating.
The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made to Community Home Care and Hospice, 525 Becker Drive, Suite A, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870
Online condolences may be left at wrennclarkehagan.com