Branden Lee Jess, age 32 of Covington, passed away Friday, April 28, 2023 at the Kettering Medical Center. Branden was born in Troy on May 22, 1990 to Ted & Kim (Laine) Jess; a graduate of Covington High School and Upper Valley JVS, Class of 2008; was employed at Peak Foods, Troy with 13 years of service; when he was very young, he played on a Covington Bowling League and received a trophy; he was a hard worker. Preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, James Laine; and his paternal grandparents, Wanda Jess and Raymond Jess. Branden is survived by his parents, Ted & Kim Jess of Covington; grandmother, Willadene Laine of Piqua; his dog, Buster; other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life Saturday, May 6th, 3-6 PM at Bridges-Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Covington. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.