Family and friends remember Branscome

Published 11:55 am Thursday, January 17, 2019

Trey Scott Branscome is being remembered by family and friends throughout the community for his loving and caring nature and his positive personality.

Branscome, 28, died Tuesday morning as paramedics were transporting him to Middlesboro ARH from the scene of an apartment fire. A memorial service for Branscome is scheduled for Saturday

Firefighters were dispatched to the apartment building at 24th Street and Chester Ave just before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday and immediately entered the building to search for anyone inside.

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Branscome was still responsive when they found him, but passed away on the way to the hospital.

Community members are saddened by the sudden, tragic loss of someone who many called a friend, and someone they said was also a loving and caring person to everyone he came into contact with.

Branscome worked as a cashier at Kroger and many became familiar with his smiling face and his nice personality.

“He was a nice and well-mannered young man,” said Opal Hobbs, a friend of Branscome’s. “I will miss you Trey.”

“I remember Trey as a child at Covenant Methodist Church,” said Angela Burch. “He was such a kind young man and he was also as a clerk at our Kroger store. He will be missed by many.”

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Authorities say an autopsy will help them to better understand what happened.

It will show “if something might have been wrong with him before the fire or if something could have happened to him,” Deputy Bell County Coroner Don Horton said. “It will hopefully give us some answers.”

Branscome was born Dec. 6, 1990 and was the son of Scott Branscome and Denna Skelton Hall.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Creech Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Online condolences and a guestbook are available at