William "Bill" Peter Branch
5/9/1961 - 5/18/2020

 William Peter “Bill” Branch passed away Monday, May 18, 2020 at the age of 59.

Graveside services will be 10:30 am Friday, May 22, 2020 at White Rock Cemetery in Ross Texas.  Come and go viewing will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Thursday, May 21, 2020 at Bellmead Funeral Home.

Bill was born May 9, 1961 in Waco, Texas to Kenneth and Bonnie Branch. He graduated from La Vega High School in 1979 and worked at General Tire & Rubber Company for several years until they closed.  He then started his professional career by attending McLennan Community College and obtained a degree in Computer Science.  He began working at Texas Life Insurance Company in Waco, Texas as a computer programmer and continued there for numerous years.  During this time, he pursued additional education by attending Baylor University. He finished his career as an IT Manager after 20 plus years of service at EMSI in Waco.  In November 1991 Bill married the love of his life Candy Cay Brockett and then moved to Leroy Texas.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and being  outdoors.  Some of his favorite memories were spent at the lake fishing and camping in his RV.  Some of his hobbies included restoring antique tractors, gardening and caring for his animals.  His pets were very special to him.  His vast wisdom and support was something you could always depend on and will be greatly missed.  

He was a member of Leroy United Methodist Church and served as a board member on the Leroy, Tours and Gerald water department.
Bill was preceded in death by his father Kenneth Branch; and a sister, Debra Strahl.
Survivors include his wife, Candy Branch; his mother, Bonnie Branch; his daughter, Lisa Raymond; his brothers, Joe Branch and his wife, Brenda, Danny Branch and his companion, Joy and John Branch and his wife, Jodi; 2 grandchildren, Justyce and Savannah; and many nieces and nephews. 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Stephen L. Richey, M.D. and his team at the Texas Oncology Ft.Worth Cancer center.

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