Philip R. Branch, 73, passed away May 21, 2010, with his family by his side, at St. Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs, Mo.

Philip R. Branch, 73, passed away May 21, 2010, with his family by his side, at St. Mary’s Hospital of Blue Springs, Mo.

 Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at Northeast Baptist Church, 9412 E. Independence Ave, Independence, Mo.

Mr. Branch was born September 3, 1937, of Sugar Creek City, Mo., to David and Mary Branch.

Philip was preceded in death by his wife Betty Branch and son Philip Branch Jr.

He is survived by his children, J.D. Medley, Joe Medley, Pam Kipper, Babbs Branch, Kathy Trussell, Terry Branch, David Branch, Lisa Bolajack, Barbra Branch, Raymond Branch; 36 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.