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Mr. James Millage Branning, Iii

June 2, 1973 — March 30, 2022

FORT MEADE - Mr. James Millage Branning, III, 48, passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at his home in Fort Meade. Mr. Branning was born June 2, 1973 in Wauchula and was a certified welder for McCormick Fabrications. He was of the Christian faith and loved to spend time with his family and friends, was a member of the Hardee Bass Club, and especially liked spending time one the water fishing.

Mr. Branning was preceded in death by his daughter, Sydney Branning; father, James Millage Branning, Jr; aunt, Diane Pelham; maternal grandparents, Chester and Claudia Criswell Branning; paternal grandparents, James Millage Branning, Sr. and Margaret Reynolds Branning.

He is survived by his wife, Sabrina Shelton Branning, Fort Meade, FL; children, Jacob Branning, Crewstview, FL, Will Crawford and wife Gracie, Yantis, TX; Andrea Paugh, Fort Meade,, FL and Joseph Crawford and wife Mia, Fort Meade, FL; mother and step-father, Harlan and Janice Bass, Bowling Green, FL; brothers, Harlan Bass, Jr. and wife Penny, Bowling Green, FL, and David Bass, Orlando, FL; sister, Amy Franks and husband, Jamie, Bowling Green, FL; grandchildren, Ashlynn Paugh, Waylen Paugh, and Carson Crawford; nieces and nephews, Nicole Franks, Amber Franks and Brandon Franks, Harleigh, Taylor, and Skylar Bass; 3 great nephews and one great niece.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Hancock Funeral Home, 945 E. Broadway, Fort Meade, FL; Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m., on Sunday, April 3rd in the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, with Rev. Leonard Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Lake Dale Cemetery. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in James' daughter's name, Sydney Branning, by sending to: St. Jude Honors, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL. 863-285-8171
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Saturday, April 2, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Hancock Funeral Home - Fort Meade

945 E Broadway St, Fort Meade, FL 33841

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Lake Dale Cemetery

, Wauchula, FL 33873

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