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David Max Branson
David’s life began on June 27, 1930 in Newton, Kansas; the son of Frank and Laura (Dooley) Branson. David graduated from Phillips University with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953, his Bachelor of Divinity in 1957. He received his Doctorate of Divinity in 1987.
David moved to Marion, Kansas in March of 1974 where he was the pastor of Marion Christian Church. He became immediately involved with the Marion Athletic Association, volunteering to coach baseball and help maintain the field: anything from cutting grass to repairing the bleachers. He then went on to umpire as much as he found time to do so. After umpiring, he worked with Babe Ruth Baseball at both the district and state levels.
There are so many stories to tell about David Branson, but most importantly he knew at an early age his purpose in life was to be a minister. David served God his entire life, as can be seen through his numerous Pastoral Positions including his tenure in Texas serving the communities of Muleshoe, Edinburg, Donna and El Paso. David also had pulpits in Salem, OR, Sawyer, KS, Clearwater, KS, Lyons, KS and Marion.
David is survived by his wife, Diane (Lehnus) Branson, of 47 years and his son Ty Branson of Andres Texas. David had four grandchildren that he loved with all his heart: Jenna Olson of FL., Joel and Jackie Branson of Lee’s Summit MO., and Jacey (Branson) Barrentine of KC MO. David went to be with his Lord and Savior on September 7, 2021, at the age of 91.
Please sign his online guest book and leave a memory of David at www.yazelmeglifh.com
Ich habe Ihn nicht gekannt, aber wenn man alle Memories liest, war er ein sehr wertvoller Mensch RIP
Edith Sep 17 2021 4:15 AM
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Edith Sep 17 2021 4:12 AM
David is going to be missed by all who knew him and was blessed to be his friend. He and Diane were and are two of the best people. My heart hurts for his family and friends that have lost this good man.
Lloyd & Carole Sklenar Sep 15 2021 4:48 PM
Am sorry to see of David's passing. I was fortunate to have met him back when he was in college. I was a student of his mother Laura and the most wonderful person I ever had for a teacher. She and I were very close friends and I spent lots of time at her home making sea shell craft projects. She was very proud of David and so happy with his chosen path for life. He had a great Mother and mentor for life. This uplifting story of his life reflects his upbringing.
He will be remembered and I extend my condolences.
Darlene Spence (8th grade McClain Grade School -1956) Sep 13 2021 8:15 PM