He was preceded in death by his father, Sherman H. Branton; and his grandparents, William and Bessie Delaney.
He was a 1977 graduate of Bradley Central High School. He loved music including playing guitar and singing. He attended the Family Chapel Church.
Survivors include his mother, Delphia Delaney Branton of Cleveland; uncles: Ralph Delaney and his wife, Giesla, of Birmingham, Ala., and J.B. Delaney and his wife, Evelyn, of Chattanooga; and cousins, many friends and other relatives.
The Remembrance of Life service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the Wildwood Chapel of Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Mike Shreve officiating.
Interment will follow in the McDonald East View Cemetery (Snow Hill) with family and friends serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
The memorial book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.