Branson, Paul E.

Paul E. “Pee Wee” Branson of Galesburg, Illinois died at 3:40 P.M. on Thursday, February 21, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born on October 21, 1954 in Galesburg, Illinois the son of Wayne L. and Katherine H. Crouch Branson, Sr. He attended Galesburg High School in Galesburg, Illinois.

Surviving are his children: Bobbie Jo Branson of Des Moines, Iowa and Nicki Miller of Pleasantville, Iowa; ten grandchildren; his siblings, Cindy Morris of Cassville, Missouri, Wayne (Sandra) Branson, Jr. of Farmington, Texas, George Benson of Mesquite, Texas, and Helen “Toots” (Mark Lester of Galesburg, Illinois.

He was a driver for Renzenberger, Inc.

He was an avid Demolition Derby Care Driver. He loved bingo, NASCAR, going to the casinos and Family. He worked on cars and just enjoyed life.

Cremation Rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials to the Family in care of Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes in Knoxville, Illinois in charge of arrangements. Online condolences and sympathy cards may be sent through