Funeral service for Bill Branstetter, age 88 of Sulphur Springs, TX will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, January 4, 2018 at Tapp Funeral Chapel with Bro. Robert Taylor officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm until service time. Interment will follow at DFW National Cemetery at a later date. Mr. Branstetter passed away December 29, 2017 at Carriage House Manor, Sulphur Springs, TX.
Bill Branstetter was born March 19, 1929 in Cape Fair, MO to Roy Richard Branstetter and Eva M. Austin. He married Ruth Lee Rachal in Fort Worth, TX on January 6, 1951. Mr. Branstetter served in the United States Army and was a member of the VFW, Disabled American Veterans Association, and the Assembly of God church. He was a trackman for Union Pacific Railroad.
He is survived by daughters, Pamela Ruth Branstetter-Mausser and husband, Brian of Sulphur Springs, Peggy Branstetter-Zanolli and husband, Michael of Tracy, CA; son, William T. Branstetter and wife, Beverly of Hattiesburg, MS; grandchildren, Scott Zanolli and wife, Cori, Sara Zanolli, Margo Branstetter, Lacy DeVaul, Cody Branstetter, Esther Felix and husband, Enrique, Laura Galvan and husband, Andrew; great-grandchildren, Bella, Linda, Ermosa, and Joaquin Felix; brothers, Ernest Branstetter of Duncan, OK and Earl Branstetter of Kansas; and sister, Dena Wilson of Boise, ID.
Mr. Branstetter was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Penny Angel Branstetter; sisters, Maxine Edwards, Irene French, and Berneice Knight; and twin brothers, Troy and Coy Branstetter.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to the Hopkins County Animal Protection League, 468 Shannon Rd. W #6B, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482 or Bright Star Veterinary Clinic – Animal Shelter Account, 744 Gilmer St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482.
Arrangements are under the direction of Tapp Funeral Home.