Gregory Wayne Branson, 58, of Greenfield, Indiana and formerly of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Hancock Regional Hospice in Geenfield.
Born September 18, 1958 at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, Greg was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville and Jackie Branson, of Shelbyville, Indiana, who both preceded him in death. He was a graduate of both Shelbyville High School and Purdue University, where he received a degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1981. Greg was employed as a Senior Design Engineer with the Hill-Rom Company, where he received over 300 patents in his name. He retired after 34 years of service in 2014.
On May 23, 1987 Greg married Bobbi J. Maple at the Batesville United Methodist Church. Greg was a past member of the Batesville United Methodist Church, where he served as Head Usher and was Treasurer of the Church Trustees, the Gideon’s International, Batesville Jaycees Chapter and Purdue University Engineering Society. He was currently a member of the Bradley United Methodist Church, in Greenfield, IN. Greg had a fascination of old cars, especially the Studebaker. He loved the music and arts of the ages. His music collection was extensive that ranged from the Original Carter Family of the 1920s to the present. Never one for sports, he had to endure years of watching or listening to Alabama football and Duke basketball with Bobbi as she cheered on her teams.
Greg is survived by his wife, Bobbi. Also surviving is a son SPC Eric Griffin Branson, United States Army, and his wife, Hannah, and granddaughter, Mavis of Lacey, Washington, a brother, Brian (Dawn) Branson of Shelbyville, a sister, Lisa (Rusty) McCormick of Southport, IN, sister-in-law, Linda Masterson of Greenfield. He is also survived by nieces Darla Jones of Westport, IN, Summer Masterson of Greenfield and Katherine Branson of Angola, IN, in addition to nephews, Charles Schaekel of Greenfield, Zachary McCormick of Nashville, Tennessee, Trevor McCormick of Detroit, Michigan and Nicholas Branson of Shelbyville.
Besides his parents, Greg was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. and Mrs. Charles and Doris Maple of Greensburg, IN and brother-in-law, John Masterson of Greenfield.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 2PM, with visitation prior to the service from 11AM to 2PM, all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. The Revs. Charles Flory, Larry Marhanka and David Scifres will be officiants. Burial will be at the Batesville United Methodist Cemetery.
Memorials can be directed to the Batesville United Methodist Church, Bradley United Methodist Church, Gideon’s International or the Wounded Warrior Project.