Jackie (Jack) Branch, 69, of Norcross, passed away Tuesday, September 11. Jack was born in Baxley, to Isham and Sina Causey Branch. He was a 1960 graduate of Appling County High School and later earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Valdosta State College. Jack was an Air Force Veteran. He spent his career working at Bell South until he retired in 1992 and operated his own business contracting with local communication companies. Jack was preceded in death by his son, Brian; his sisters, Hattie and Nita, and his parents.
Jack is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Kitty Johnson Branch; daughter, Victoria (Vickie); brother, Jim Branch and sisters, Annette Collins and Ivelyn Little.
Jack was an avid reader and enjoyed spending time outdoors, and tending his vegetable garden. His friends and neighbors were often the recipients of the gardens bounty. Jack enjoyed maintaining machinery such as his tractors and heavy equipment. In the last few years Jack enjoyed substitute teaching at Oglethorpe County Schools in Lexington, and volunteering at Oglethorpe County Elementary School where he helped in the library and read stories to the children. At his request, no service will be held.
Those interested may donate in his memory to the American Heart Association or The National Kidney Foundation.
Arrangements were by Tim Stewart Funeral Home of Lawrenceville.