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The Carthage Press
  • Troy Lee Branstetter

  • Troy Lee Branstetter, age 77 of Avilla, Mo., passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo.


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  • Troy Lee Branstetter, age 77 of Avilla, Mo., passed away Monday, June 25, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Mo.
    Troy was born on Dec. 25, 1934 in Cape Fair, Mo., to Roy and Eva (Austin) Branstetter.
    Troy was a member of the First Baptist Church in Elwood, Mo. He worked many years as a custodian for the Avilla School District. Troy was an Army veteran of the Korean War.
    Troy was united in marriage to Betty Jo Campbell on Dec. 25, 1955 at Nashua, Mo. She survives.
    Other survivors include, three sons, Danny Branstetter, Darrell Branstetter and David Branstetter all of Avilla, Mo., one daughter, Debra Johnston of Golden City, Mo., three brothers, William Branstetter of Mena, La., Earnest Branstetter of Duncan, Okla., and Earl Branstetter of Turpin, Okla., one sister, Denna Mae Wilson of Boise, Idaho, three grandchildren, one step-grandchild and three great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Maxine, Irene and Bernice.
    Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 28, 2012 at Avilla Cemetery. Burial will be in Avilla Cemetery north of Avilla, Mo.
    Arrangements are under the care and direction of Weng Funeral Chapel, Jasper, Mo.
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