Saturday, August 12, 2017
JACK F. BRANTLEY
Jack F. Brantley passed from this life on Aug. 20, 2017 at Corner Stone Rehab Facility in Texarkana, Texas, surrounded by family and friends.
Jack was born to Clyde and Allie Risinger Brantley on Jan. 4, 1927. He was one of four sons born to them. After finishing high school, Jack served in the U.S. Army entering during WWII. He spent a year in Germany during the occupation. He was proud to have served his country.
Later he joined his father at Brantley and Sons Garage where he worked until his retirement. Jack was a long time member of East Faulkner Church of Christ where he served as a deacon.
Jack enjoyed life. You could often find Jack fishing, especially with Marcia. He was involved in church activities and always loved seeing his grandchildren. Jack was a follower of the Razorbacks and you would often find him watching their football and basketball games. He celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends last December.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his beloved brothers, Benny, Austin, and Charles; along with a grandson, Grant Jordan Meek. His brother-in-law, Don Rhoads, also preceded him in death.
His survivors are his wife of 67 years, Marcia Rhoads Brantley; a son, Fred Brantley and his wife, Helen, of Texarkana, Texas; a daughter, Anita and her husband, Robert Meek, of Harrison; two grandsons, Caleb Brantley and his wife, Laurel, of Tucson, Arizona and Jacob Brantley of Dallas, Texas. Also, he is survived by granddaughters, Ashley Meek of Fayetteville, Whitney Meek of Roeland Park, Kansas and Hannah Brantley of Fayetteville. Also he is survived by sisters-in-law, Marie Brantley and Peggy Rhoads; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
His grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Bates, Doyle Stegall, LeRoy Sheldon, and Mac McHeiny
Visitation will be at Perry’s Funeral Chapel from 4 to 6 p.m. today. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday at East Faulkner Church of Christ with Scott Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Antioch Cemetery near Spearsville, Louisiana, under the direction of Perry’s Funeral Chapels.
Memorials may be made to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Online guest registry at www.perrysfuneralchapels.com.