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Clyde Austin Branson

April 13, 1925 — January 2, 2014

Clyde Austin Branson

Clyde A. Branson, age 88, of Owensville, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014, at the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James.

Clyde was born April 13, 1925 in Redbird, a son to the late Alfred and Thelma (Branson) Branson.

Clyde proudly served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Saginaw Bay during World War II where he earned a Silver Star and a Victory medal. After leaving the Navy, he worked for Falcfur Company in St. Louis and after moving back to the area worked for Jost's Tire Company for over 30 years.


On September 19, 1953, Clyde was joined in marriage to Dorothy Hibler in Cuba, Mo. She preceded him in death in 2007.

Clyde was a lifetime member of the VFW. He made a point of attending every event sponsored by the VFW. He was a member of the American Legion in Rosebud. Clyde was regular at the Owensville McDonalds for morning coffee with the guys. He loved bingo and attending church picnics in the area. He enjoyed taking road trips and loved animals with his favorite being his dog, Queenie.

Clyde served as Deacon for the Owensville Presbyterian Church for a time before attending the Methodist Church of Koenig in Belle.

Clyde is survived by: one sister, Thelma Branson of Oak Ridge, Mo.; three nieces, Linda Branson of Linn, Sherri Stubblefield of Belle, and Kathlyn Palmer of Stover; three nephews Mike Branson of Belle,
Tony Branson of Camdenton, and Ben Branson of England; seven great nieces and nephews and twelve great-great, nieces and nephews as well as many cousins and friends.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Clyde was preceded in death by: three brothers, Raymond Lavern Branson, Everett Dewayne Branson and Alfred Clarence Branson, Jr.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Sassmann's Chapel in Bland, Mo. VFW post 6133 will conduct a service at 12:30.

Funeral Services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at Sassmann's Chapel in Bland, Mo with Pastor Sandy Dixon officiating the service. Military honors will be conducted at the conclusion of the funeral services.

Interment will follow in the Countryside Memorial Gardens near Owensville.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family of Clyde A. Branson.

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