Richard Michael Branscum

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Richard Michael Branscum, 56, of Burdette, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Ozark Health Medical Center in Clinton.

Richard was born in Blytheville to Richard A. Branscum and Patty Jones Stribling. He was the owner of Branscum Enterprises and a member of H.I.S. Ministries. Richard was a former volunteer fireman at Gosnell Fire Department, was a past member of the Arkansas Heat Pump Association and a Mason. He enjoyed being outdoors whether he was hunting, fishing or on the boat, but Richard especially loved spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lindsey Branscum; his father, Richard; and his favorite father-in-law, Dewey Gene Penn.

Richard leaves the love of his life and wife of 37 years, Gina Penn Branscum of the home; daughters, McKinsey Branscum and Sydney Branscum, both of Burdette; mother and father, Patty and Joe Stribling of Water Valley, Miss.; brother, Steve and Sandy Stribling of Blytheville; sisters, Darlene Branscum of Pell City, Ala., Patty and Stacey Lauer of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Susan Stribling of Water Valley, Miss.; mother-in-law, Rose Penn of Gosnell; brother-in-law, Mike Penn of Blytheville; sister-in-law, Jeri and Paul Fitzgerald of Tucson, Ariz.; special sister-in-law, Beth Penn of Blytheville; special nieces and nephews, Christy, Dakota, Brock, Chloe, Blake, Dalton, Libby, Cara and Rossi; and special friends, Randy Pruett, the Tim Spurlin Family, Jim Bo McClure and Ed Adams.

Funeral services were Wednesday, June 24, at 4 p.m. in the Cobb Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Terri Brassfield officiating. Burial was private. The family received friends from 3 p.m. until service time at Cobb Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed to the family at