Patrick James Branson, 59, St. James, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021, at Phelps Health in Rolla.
Patrick was born June 10, 1962, a son of the late Ronald James and Mary Christine (Mertz) Branson, who survives, in St. Louis.
Patrick enjoyed boating, tractor pulls, helping other people, spending time with friends and family and had a special place for the Wal-Mart Heart Program.
Patrick was preceded in death by father Ronald James Branson.
Patrick is survived by mother Mary Branson and sister Kathy (Chopper) Branson-McKee both of Union; son Eric Branson and (Angel) grandson Ethan; granddaughters Alyssa, Allison, Arianna Branson and Alexis; nieces Sarah McKinley and Niki Cash; nephew Richard Hulsey; five great-nieces and nephews; and Patrick’s little buddy Preston.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 23, at noon at the St. James Senior Center, St James, with Patrick’s cousin Shawn Mertz officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Animal Clinic of Union Good Samaritan Fund, 540 Hwy. 50 West, Union, Mo. 63084 or to the St. James Christian Youth Group, 227 East Scioto St., St. James, Mo. 65559.
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Rolla Cremation and Memorial, Rolla.