Ronald Earl Branson Jr, 88, entered eternal rest 7-27-2020 due to complications of COVID-19. He was born 12-3-31 in Albuquerque, NM to Ronald E. Branson Sr & Ida Rosemary (Cook). Lived in Spokane graduated Lewis and Clark high. He joined the Marine Corp 10-14-49 at the age of 17, serving in Korea 1950-51. Retired from the auto industry 1997, drove bus for Mead School Dist. until age 80. Attended St Thomas More Parish. Proceeded in death by younger siblings Flavia, Bill, Dick & Kelly (infant). Survived by siblings MaryAnn, Nona Kay & John, Daughter JoElyn Ashley, Sons Harry Branson, Ronald Branson III, Charles Branson, 4 granddaughters, 6 grandsons, 11 great-grandchildren, and lifelong friend Mrs. Helen Killian. Interment with Military honors and Rite of Committal will be at the WA state Veterans Cemetery with a private family gathering.
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