James William Branch, 79, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021 at his home.
James was born on February 25, 1942 in East St. Louis to William and Delores (Brady) Branch. He married Clara Nell Luffman on February 20, 1960 in East St. Louis, MO and she preceded him in death. James retired from the U.S. Navy Seabees and was a member of the Freemasons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and daughter, Shelly Branch. James’ wishes were to be cremated. An inurnment will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery. Blue Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements