Mr. Sherman Ray "Tack" Branham of Burkesville, Kentucky passed away Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Cumberland County Hospital in Burkesville, having attained the age of 79 years, 4 months, and 19 days. He was born in Waterview, Kentucky on Sunday, January 14, 1940, the son of Dennis Jack and Lockie (Riley) Branham. He was of Baptist faith, a member of Burkesville Baptist Church, a business owner having owned Branham Auto Sales and Body Shop, a Magistrate for 16 years of the Cumberland County Fiscal Court representing Marrowbone, and a farmer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Marshall Branham and James Branham. He is survived by his wife, Wanda (Smith) Branham of Burkesville, Kentucky, whom he married Saturday, December 29, 1962, his child, Samantha "Stuart" Ray Branham of Bothell, Washington, his siblings, Robbie (and Ken) Murray, Earl (and Peggy) Branham, both of Burkesville, Kentucky, Margaret Serra of Glasgow, Kentucky, sister-in-law, Margaret Ann Branham of Burkesville, Kentucky, several nieces and nephews, and special friends, Libby Mullinix, Junior Smith (and Pam Brown), Morris Wray "Socks" Riddle, and Hazel Smith. The funeral service was conducted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019, in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Dr. Mark Shelton and Bro. Gary Cash officiating. Special singing and music was shared by The Lindsey Family. Burial was in the Burkesville Cemetery in Burkesville, Kentucky. Casket Bearers were Eric Branham, Jerry Murray, Doug Smith, Junior Smith, Jim Murley, and Dr. Robert Lynn Flowers, Jr. In lieu of flowers, contributions are appreciated to WE CARE (P. O. Box 695, Burkesville, Kentucky 42717). Norris-New Funeral Home in Burkesville, Kentucky was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements.
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