Weatherford Democrat

March 30, 2014

Branch’s celebrate 50 years of marriage


Weatherford Democrat

Robert (Bob) and Shirley Branch celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 27, 2014. They were married in Mineral Wells in 1964, and currently reside in Weatherford.

Their children include sons, Mike Branch (deceased), Don Branch of Weatherford; daughters, Theresa Branch Stuhff, of Mineral Wells, Perri Branch Long, of Graford and Karen Branch, of Weatherford. Grandchildren are Jamie Acuff, Michael and Stephen Branch, Melissa Stuhff, Ethan Niemann and Rebekah Long. Great-grandchildren include Tavis Acuff, Paige and Karley McCarthy, Cooper and Avery Branch and Roman and Clark Branch.

Bob retired from the military in 1970 after 21 years of service. He had several successful careers over the years. He also served numerous years in the ministry retiring after pastoring at Ballew Springs Baptist Church and SE First Baptist Church in Mineral Wells. He loves spending time with his family, hunting, fishing and gardening. Shirley has been a homemaker and great source of support for her family and friends. Her favorite passion is “loving on” and spoiling her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They are active members of Northside Baptist Church.

A family dinner and reception was held on Saturday, March 29, 2014.