John Edward Branch, Sr.

April 14, 1933 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 87)


John E. Branch, Sr., 87, of Rock Island died Saturday, November 21, 2020.  Visitation is 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 30 for one hour at Orr’s Mortuary, Rock Island.  Attendance will be limited, and face mask are required.  Graveside service will be private at the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery. 

He was born April 14, 1933 in East Moline.  He served in the Air Force and previously worked at John Deere Harvester.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl; daughters, Karen Colmen, East Moline, Rena Lee-Branch, Fayetteville, NC; sons, John Branch, Jr., Rock Island, Michael Branch, Fayetteville, NC; Sister, Madeline Branch, East Moline; brother, Osborn (Pat) Branch, Silvis.  A host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Clearence Branch.  

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November 30, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Orr's Mortuary
1326 4th Avenue
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

Private Services

National Cemetery, Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island , Illinois

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