Services for John O. Brantley, 75 of Haile, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. Officiating the service was Terry Cole. Visitation was held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. February 13 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Farmerville. Interment followed at Dean Baptist Church cemetery in Dean Community.
Mr. Brantley passed away February 11, 2013. He was born in Marion on August 21, 1937. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Haile. He was a retired consultant for Anadarko in Texas. He worked in the oil field all his adult life. He loved to sing and play country music. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. We loved his laughter and we miss him already.
He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Emma Brantley, brother James “Pate” Brantley and wife Norma, sister Mittie Mae Fletcher, nephew Ted Sims and niece Tammy Snell.
He is survived by the love of his life Shirley Brantley, his twin daughters Janet (Don) Smith; Janice (Gary) Haacks, Danny Brantley (Angie); daughter Jennifer (Robert) Thatcher of Zapata Texas. Grandchildren Heather (Guy) Ganey; Mason Smith; Hillary (Dale) Dupree; Deacon (Kallie) Haacks; Natalie (Ryan) Johnson; Kelli Martin; Landon Haacks; Jessie Brantley; Wesley Brantley (Ariel); Halee Brantley (BJ); Samatha Thatcher; Michael Thatcher and fourteen great- grandchildren; brothers Joe “Cain” (Betty) Brantley; Jerry (Ann) Brantley; sisters Judy (Jerry) Smith; Doris (Larry) Gilbert; Jean (Mickey) Caldarera; friends Brenda and Joe Baldwin.
Pallbearers were grandsons: Mason Smith, Deacon Haacks, Landon Haacks, Wesley Brantley, Dale Dupree, Ryan Johnson, and Guy Ganey. Honorary pallbearers were grandsons: Jessie Brantley, and Michael Thatcher.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation and Spanish Mission in care of Larry White in Farmerville.