Branson, Kimberly Walker

Kimberly Walker Branson

March 2, 1962 - June 19, 2020

Kimberly Walker Branson of McKinney, Texas passed away on June 19, 2020 at the age of 58, after a hard fight with Renal Cell Carcinoma. He was born March 2, 1962 to Wesley Yates and Josephine Small in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. Kim grew up in Pawhuska and graduated from Pawhuska High School in 1980. Kim then went on to attend Oklahoma State University, and was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity, Gamma Delta Chapter, where he created friendships that lasted a lifetime. 

Kim married Patricia Ann Dohman on February 25, 1989 in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. 

Kim was the Owner/Managing Partner of Titan Orthopaedic Sales, which was one of his biggest passions; this led him to become one of the most respected leaders in the industry for over 30 years. Kim cherished his relationships with all of his colleagues and friends throughout his time in Orthopaedic Sales. Kim enjoyed spending time with his family and dogs, going to concerts, movies, being out in his pool, golfing, fishing, and everything Oklahoma State athletics.

Kim is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patricia Ann Branson of McKinney, Texas; children, Derek Walker Branson and fiancé, Alyssa Schmidt and Lauren Alexandra Douglas and husband, Blake of Dallas, Texas; brother, Kevin Dean Branson and wife, Clarisa; nephew, Keiran Branson; niece, Zoe Branson of Bixby, Oklahoma; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Florence and Conrad Dohman of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Wesley Yates; mother and step-father, Josephine and Tommy Dahl.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020 at St Gabriel the Archangel Church, 110 St. Gabriel Way, McKinney, Texas 75071, where Kim and Patti faithfully attended. Face masks are required by the church. A “come and go” visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013. Only a limited number of guests will be allowed to enter the funeral home facility at any one time to maintain social distancing.

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Dearest Patti...I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord comfort you and give you the peace that passes all understanding. Julie Johnson, June 28, 2020 So very sorry to hear about Kim. I can’t tell you how much we respected him and loved him as a person and a manager who truly cared about his people. We were truly lucky to have had him even if it was only for three years. I always counted him as a friend. Love to all. Phil Phillip Hornung, June 28, 2020 My thoughts and prayers go out to the Branson family. Kim brought so much joy into everyone's life. He was a man that I admired and respected. Kim lived his life to the fullest and never complained about anything even during his battle with cancer. He would always say that he had a great life and loved his family deeply. He was such an encouragement to myself and others. I am glad to have known Kim as a colleague but mostly as a friend. He definitely changed my life in a positive way. Kim you will be missed. I know you are rejoicing in Heaven. Thanks for all the great memories my friend. Donnie Grissom, June 25, 2020 We are praying for the family and friends of Kim’s. We are so sorry for y’all’s loss.
Jeff Jewell, June 24, 2020 Patti and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I know Kim fought a long and hard battle and is now no longer in pain and is at peace. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. Robin Clayton, June 24, 2020 We remember Kim as a true gentleman with a welcoming personality. You could see the love he had for Patty and his kids just by being around them. We are praying for you all to find comfort knowing he was such a great man, husband, father and friend. Sincerely,
Jon and Tricia Neporadny , June 23, 2020 Patty, Derek, and Lauren, We are so sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed Kim’s company while our girls were cheering at Boyd. Sad to hear this news. Go Pokes! Jamie and Pam Brunk, June 23, 2020 My condolences at this time of grief. May Kim Rest In Peace. He will be remembered as a great man by his family and friends and a giant of orthopaedics by those who worked with him. Scott Dutiel, June 23, 2020 I met Kim at one of the Sigma Chi Classic golf tournaments and hung out with him at a few OSU football tailgates. I lost my wife in 2018 to ovarian cancer. Please don't hesitate to ask if there's anything your family needs or you're looking for any advice. Prayers for your family. In Hoc! Alan Owen, June 23, 2020 Patti and family, I am so sorry for this huge loss. Words just can't express what you are going through. My prayers will be with you today and in the coming days as you navigate this fresh territory. God be with you in your grief.
Mollie Woodbridge, June 23, 2020 Although I did not know you, Kim, rest in peace my brother.
Keith Dicken, June 23, 2020 Kim Branson... you will be missed. Your fortitude, kindness, love for life, family and adventure will continue to inspire us. May you rest in peace and may the Lord bless and keep your family as they mourn your loss. Branson family, we love you and will keep you in our hearts and prayers. Mike and Denise Skelton, June 23, 2020 He loved his family first, above all else. He had much integrity and such a zest for life. He was driven and such a mentor to many. He will be missed and remembered. Our very deepest condolences. Prayers for comfort and peace to your family. Carrie Doyle, June 22, 2020 I will truly miss Kim, a true professional, gentleman and friend. Family I know your hearts are heavy but lean on the greatest that was Kim! Bill Thomas William Thomas, June 22, 2020 From the early days of coaching our kids at Jenks sports, to seeing the Branson gang at OSU football games, it was always great to see you guys. This was terrible news to hear about Kim, but I hope the great memories will help you all through this very difficult time. All honor to his name. Monty Montgomery, June 22, 2020 We are so saddened to hear of Kim's passing. May God's love, comfort and peace sustain you now and in the coming days. We are lifting you up in thought and prayer.
Mike, Sarah, David and Grace Matthews, June 22, 2020 Kim was one of the finest people I have ever known. He was a great friend and an amazing human being. He will be missed by many. My family's prayers are with you. Dennis Castenfelt, June 22, 2020 Kim brought joy and laughter to the office. He continued to show us all his resilience even in the midst of his cancer battle. He was an inspiration to us all. I will deeply miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Katrina Panagiotopoulos, June 22, 2020 I'm so very sorry for your loss, Lauren. I wish you and your family all the love and send you prayers of comfort during this difficult time.
Stephanie Edwards, June 22, 2020 I am so sorry at the news of Kim's passing and hold him in loving memory. It is my dearest wish that his family and close business friends may be comforted in their memories and knowledge of Kim's tremendous spirit and love of them. John Dolezal, June 22, 2020 My thoughts and prayers are with Kim and his family. My short list for Kim, he always showed such respect for everyone around him, energy and passion for his craft in orthopedics and was such a great leader. I will always look up to him. John Abdo, June 21, 2020 Patty and family so very sorry to hear about Kim, did not know of his illness. Prayers for your family but know he is pain free and in a wonderful place watching over you all this Fathers Day! Sharon Stephens, June 21, 2020 Kim was my fraternity 'Pop" at Sigma Chi and I was extremely fortunate to have such a great mentor and friend. We stayed in touch over the years having both been in the same industry. I always looked forward to the annual AAOS meeting where I would typically get to see Kim. We would compare notes and discuss the industry and get caught up on our Sigma Chi brothers. He and his partner built one of the largest distributorships in the country in his segment of the orthopedic device market. Most importantly though, Kim was always there to listen and help where he could. I will miss him greatly!
David Kelly, June 21, 2020
Kim and I grew up together through seventh grade. We played Little League baseball together. I remember him as bright, intelligent and always sensed his greatness. He left such a legacy for his family and friends to build on and heal. I pray for the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit to be with the family during this difficult season. Steve Duckworth, June 21, 2020 Kevin, We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. May God give you and your family the peace that passes all understanding. You and your family are in our prayers. Cathy and Jimmy Brooks, June 21, 2020 I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Laurie Dansby, June 21, 2020 Patty and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Kim passing. I was unaware of his illness. Kim was a wonderful man and will be greatly missed. I am praying for you all and know Kim is pain free and will be your precious family's guardian angel. Love to you all. Frances Berg, June 20, 2020 I’m so sorry for your loss. Kim was a good person to those who knew him in elementary through high school. Our class of 1980 will not be the same. Rest well Kim and my prayers are with your family. Ronda Alexander, June 20, 2020 We went to school together in Pawhuska! He was quite a guy! Always a smile on his face. Rest in peace and know that you are always a huskie! Susie Bernd, June 20, 2020 Kim was a wonderfully kind & generous person as well as a loving father and husband. We will miss our Brother-in-law, Uncle and Friend but know we will see him again. Susan, Stephen & Brandon Fite, June 20, 2020 Grew up in Pawhuska just a house down from the Yates family. Kim was one of my childhood playmates. Absolutely a great man and he will be missed. Prayers for his family.
Sherry Henley Grimes, June 20, 2020 I am so sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. What a bright spirit he was, always positive, full of energy, generous, a real zest for life. Prayers for comfort and peace. Julie Gladney, June 20, 2020 I am so sorry for your loss. Condolences and prayers for his family. I fondly remember Kim from his Pawhuska days and loved keeping up with him and his family through social media. He will be missed. Manon Taylor, June 20, 2020 To the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I am so proud to have called Kim my brother in Sigma Chi. In Hoc. All honor to your name.
Lonnie Olson, June 20, 2020 We are so very sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers during this difficult time. May God’s love continue to shine through you. Dennis, Alyssa and Deborah Domek, June 20, 2020 My brother, you left us way too early. Take your place in the Chapter Eternal as brother Jameson is awaiting your arrival. My sincerest condolences to the Branson family. I pray God's comfort, peace and discernment envelope and protect you all. Dereck, know that there are strong arms around you. All honor to your name. Cliff Lyle Gamma Delta of Sigma Chi '79 Cliff Lyle, June 20, 2020 I am very sorry to hear of Kim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with the families during this time of sorrow. Patti Hughes, June 20, 2020 He was a great man of integrity and will be missed. Matt Breiner, June 20, 2020 I am so sorry to hear of the passing of such a fine young man!! I did not have Kim in school, but I remember him, his brother and especially his mother very well. My sincere condolences.
freda molloy, June 20, 2020 Derek we had the privilege of meeting your dad. The first impression was that he was kind and gentle, which says a lot about you. Words cannot express our sorrow for you and your family. It is our prayer that God wraps his arms around each of you and you lean on His strength at this time.
Shawn, Deb Shiley, June 20, 2020 The world misses you already. You were a wonderful individual. Many prayers for all involved in your life. George Harban, June 20, 2020 What a wonderful man. I reflect on so many memories shared with Derek and Kim during our high school days. Cody and Lauren Seaber, June 20, 2020 Kim will truly be missed. He had an amazing personality and a great sense of humor. I will always be indebted to him for helping me get my start in orthopedic industry. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.
Asif Rafeek, June 20, 2020 We are going to miss you Brother Branson. You were a good friend and I am proud to have been a Sigma Chi Brother. Prayers to you and your family and friends for strength and healing. In Hoc Rick Smotherman, June 20, 2020 We are so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers to all!! Greg and Bonnie Reber, June 20, 2020