Mr. Cargle Branch, Jr., age 71 of Winnfield, Louisiana passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Born Monday, May 16, 1949, in Winnfield, Louisiana, he was preceded in death by his parents, Gertrude Gilmore Jowers and Cargle Branch, Sr.; his brother, Jesse Branch; and his sisters, Frances Freeman and Elsie Laurent.
In Junior’s early career, he worked on tug boats and drove an eighteen-wheeler truck. Since the late 1980’s he dedicated his life to public service. Junior was proud to work for local ambulance services, the City of Winnfield Police Department and, most recently, the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Department. He loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and will be remembered as a great cook, hard worker, a loving, caring man who was always pleasant, and dedicated to his family.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 40 years, Jo Castleberry Branch; daughters, Renee Arrington, and husband Don, and Jennifer Brown; grandchildren, Garrett, Ashlyn, and Logan Sanders; Carson Arrington; and Tyler, Emilee, and Jaci Mixon; and a host of cousins and nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Southern Funeral Home, from 11:00 AM until time of services.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Southern Funeral Home with Rev. Joel Hines officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Hill Cemetery, in Tannehill.
Serving the family as pallbearers will be Garrett Sanders, Tyler Mixon, Logan Sanders, Carson Arrington, Stephen Porter, Manuel Espejel, Joseph Vines, and Carliss McCarthy, Jr.