Donald Barnell Branch was born on June 21, 1943 to parents D. B. and Janie Branch. Donald was born and raised in Lakeland. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
Donald was drafted and served in the U S Army in Vietnam. He returned home and resumed his position at the mines as a big crane operator. Donald retired after 44 years at the mines. Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years Betty Sue Bryan Branch, his daughter, Donna Sue Branch; and son, Bryan Branch; his parents, D. B. & Janie Branch. Donald is survived by his loving grandchildren; Hunter & Mattie Branch; and sister Judy (Keith) Wilt.
Visitation will be held at Bethel Baptist Church 3125 W Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33810 on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 11:a.m. Funeral Service will be held at Bethel Baptist Church 3125 W. Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland, FL 33810 on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11 a.m. Condolences may be sent to the family at Gentry-Morrison Funeral Homes.