Charles E. Brantley ObituaryAug 1st, 2016 | By The Scoop | Category: News, Obituaries
Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Brantley, age 91 of Wartrace will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Louis Johnson and Tom Brantley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. Charles passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.
Charles was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late John French and Mary Wilson Brantley. He was a self-employed farmer, a member of Bell Springs Methodist Church, and a 1943 graduate of Manchester High School. Charles served his country during the World War II era in the United States Navy and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a 50-year member of the Lions Club, a member of the Herman Lodge in Beechgrove, and served his community as a road commissioner and a county commissioner. Being a top breeder of many famous TN Walking Horses, Charles was inducted into the TN Walking Horse Hall of Fame and TN Sports Hall of Fame for Equine Expertise and Success. In 1970, he was a judge at the TN Walking Horse National Celebration.
In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by two brothers, John French Brantley, Jr. and James Thomas Brantley; one sister, Ada Brantley Wright; and special nephews, Tommy and Chuck Halmontaller. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Nelly Wright Brantley of Wartrace, and many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Charles’ name to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, 110 E Lauderdale St, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.