John was born January 2, 1943, in Springfield, Missouri, to Seldon Borne Branaman and Margaret West Branaman. He passed away January 21,2023 at home surrounded by family. He married Mary Sue Gill Duncan, September 2, 1961, at First United Methodist Church in Clewiston, Florida.
John was an active member of Hendry County Farm Tour for many years, Hendry County Fair Association where he served as Treasurer for 11 years, Hendry County Sheriff's Auxiliary Captain later receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award, member of Saint Martin's Episcopal Church. He enjoyed his time with his family and especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren who gave him the name GeGa or GaGa, depending on the grandchild and he never failed to answer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William and Ray Branaman. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Mary Sue; sons John Blake Branaman Sr. (Jill) of Clewiston, Florida and Joseph Gill Branaman (Heather) of High Springs, Florida; Grandchildren, Mark A. (Cheryl) Branaman, John Blake Branaman Jr. (Rene), Hailey McGahee, Katelyn Branaman, Heather Branaman, and Harper Branaman; great grandchildren Olivia Branaman, Kamryn Branaman, Chloe Branaman, John Blake (Trey) Branaman III, Zoey Branaman, and Charlee Branaman. Many nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life is planned and will be announced at a later date.