Larry Eugene “Cotton” Branch

Larry Eugene “Cotton” Branch, 50, of Lebanon, died Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Springfield.

He was born Nov. 11, 1961, in Lebanon to Eugene Emery Branch and Sunny Shackelford Burkhalter.

He was preceded in death by his father and a daughter, Leslie M. Branch.

He is survived by two sons, Matthew and Stephen Branch, both of Lebanon; two brothers, Jerry Branch and his wife, Janet, of Lebanon, and Kavin Burkhalter and his partner, Gene Altricher, of Las Vegas, Nev.; four sisters, Karen Wehner and her husband, Pat, Tammie Hendrix and her husband James “Skeeter,” all of Lebanon, Linda Smothers and her husband, Eddy, of Macks Creek, and Paula Travers of Casper, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; his companion, Sandy Dodson of Lebanon; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

A celebration of life visitation for Larry Branch is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at Shadel’s Colonial Chapel in Lebanon.

Burial will be at a later date; at his request, his body has been cremated.

Memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the Larry Branch family.

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