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Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel, 500 S. Main Street in Vandalia, Missouri 63382.
Officiating will be: Rev. Bob Hoehn and Bro. Randall Kristofferson.
Music provided by: Brenda Owens.
Interment will be in the Vandalia Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Tyler Branstetter, Travis Cunningham, Ed Potter, Taylor Smith, Mike Schambach and Philip Talbert. Honorary pallbearers: William Mears and Chuck Branstetter.
Billy Clark Branstetter passed away unexpectedly at 4:39 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Missouri. He was a lifelong Vandalia area resident and attended Vandalia schools. Bill worked as a truck driver for several area businesses. He had driven for MFA, Harbison Walker Refractories, Bleigh Construction, CE Refractories, COOP in Vandalia and National Refractories. Bill also farmed his Grandma and Grandpa's farm south of Vandalia most of his life in addition to working as a truck driver and brick plant worker. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Vandalia and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and building big fires at the campsite.
Born: March 16, 1937 in rural Vandalia, Missouri the son of Marvel K. and Almeta Fern (Stotler) Branstetter.
Married: Phyllis Jean Talbert in Vandalia on January 7, 1956; she survives at the home.
Survivors include: wife, Phyllis of the home; one son, Russel R. and wife, Diane Branstetter of Lone Jack, Missouri; three daughters: Teresa J. and husband, Bob Cunningham of rural Middletown, Missouri; Debra S. Branstetter of Lee's Summit, Missouri and Brenda K. and husband, Kevin Smith of Overland Park, Kansas; two sisters: Delores A. Love of Harrison, Arkansas and Martha J. Wells of Mexico, Missouri; seven grandchildren: Rachel Branstetter, Tyler Branstetter, Travis and wife, Sylvia Cunningham, Candice and husband, Ed Potter; Marissa Cunningham, Danielle Smith and Taylor Smith; three great-grandchildren: Ashley Potter, Addison Potter and Hope Cunningham; also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by: parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are encouraged to the First Baptist Church of Vandalia Building Fund.
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