John Franklin Branton

Published 11:05 am Monday, January 15, 2024

The funeral service for John Franklin Branton will be 2 p.m., Thursday, January 18, at Riverwood Family with visitation from Noon until the time of service.

Mr. Branton, 54, of Brookhaven, died January 13, 2024, at Lawrence County Hospital. He was born in San Diego, CA, November 7, 1969, to Rossie Franklin Branton Jr. and Pamela Graham Fickes. John served his country in the United States Army National Guard where he retired after 29 years. He was also sales manager at Atlas-SSI Monticello.

He is preceded in death by his father, Rossie Franklin Branton Jr.; and his grandparents, Rossie Franklin Branton Sr. and Mary John Moore Branton.

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He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Jasmine Owens Branton; children, Ann Kennedy Branton and Ty Franklin Branton; his mother, Pamela Fickes; brothers, Steven Branton and wife, Lisa and their children, Lindsey Branton, Nicholas Branton, and Austin Branton, Joseph Vasquez, and Mike Grant; sister, Deana Grant; two grandchildren, Brenna Branton and Emerson Branton; and his father and mother-in-law, Michael and Lisa Owens; brothers-in-law, Dusty Owens (Heather), Judd Owens (Jennie), Devin Owens (Hayley) and Caleb Owens; and Austin Runnels (Andrew). He is also survived by countless other loving family members and friends.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to Wounded Warriors of Mississippi, 1357 Wade Patrick Rd, Brandon, MS, 39042.

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