Obituary for Jerry W. Branscome

Jerry W. Branscome, age 78 of Pulaski passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at the Lewis-Gale Medical Center, Salem. Born March 28, 1944 in Pulaski, he was the son of the late Clifford Branscome & Velta Quesenberry Webb.

Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from the Department of Defense as a civil servant.

He is survived by

His devoted wife of 51 years – Freda Branscome – Pulaski

Daughter & Son-in-law – Wendy (Glenn) Gilliam – Christiansburg

Son – Shannon Branscome – Pearisburg

Grandchildren who he absolutely cherished – Sarah Gilliam, Garron Gilliam

Brothers – Leon (Diana) Branscome – Fredericksburg, VA, James “Woody” (Jayne) Woodyard – Woodstock, GA

Nieces – Heather Branscome, Mary Catherine Ibarra

Nephews – Andrew Woodyard, Ethan Woodyard

Graveside memorial services will be held at 1:00 PM – Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin with Rev. Allen Mahan officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38101-1942. (Tribute Program) or

To sign Jerry’s online guestbook, visit

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.