Kelvin Allen Branch, 48 of Big Spring, Texas, formerly of Paris, passed away Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, in Midland, Texas.
Funeral services have been set for Monday, Feb. 13, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home with Bill Coleman officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home.
He attended East Texas State University where he received his bachelor of business administration degree. He then attended Stephen F. Austin University where received his master of education degree. He was the athletic director at Goddard Jr. High in Midland, Texas. He coached at Dallas Carter, John Tyler, North Lamar and Paris high schools.
He is survived by his wife, Linda Alcantar Branch of Big Spring, Texas; parents, Allen Jr. and Geri Branch; sisters, Janice Ellis and Lana Jorski; his nieces, who were dear to his heart, Katie Jorski, Christie Skidmore and husband Ryan, Jamie Ellis, Bianca Cuellar; son, Zachary Branch; step-children, Ashleigh Ramirez, Allison Rodriguez and husband Patrick, Richard Alcantar, Alan Alcantor and Jonathan Alcantar; and mother-in-law, Ofelia Alcantar. He was proceeded in death by grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Coy Branch, Sr., and Fruetrell Wright.
Serving as Pallbearers will be coaches Adam Portillo, Chad Dempsey, Jay Jordan, Juan Antonio Molinar, Ryan Hritz, Steve Gilpin, Randall Shaw, Allen Wilson, Tommy Felty and Paul Allen. Honorary pallbearers will be Jonathan Alcantar, Richard Alcantar, Joe Cuellar, Sid Branch and Billy Hall.
The eagle has landed in Heaven, his final destination.
Online condolences may be sent to the Branch family at www.fry-gibbs.com