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J. D. Brantley

May 10, 1923 ~ February 5, 2022 (age 98)


A Glimpse in the Life of Our Great Daddy

J. D. Brantley was born May 10, 1923 in Hallsville, Texas to John and Leola (Eddings) Brantley. He worked at the saw mill for many years for Paul W. Lee and later on the ranch for Dr. Rushing and Dr. Grogan. Of his nature, he labored in many various areas helping people, such as carpentry, plumbing and etc. Many things he could and did do. He enjoyed doing lawn care during his retirement years. Dad loved people and enjoyed the company of those around him. He really loved talking on the phone. He was definitely a people person.

On February 5, 2022, our dear beloved daddy & papa transitioned and stepped into eternity, closing the final chapters of his earthly life and was graciously ushered and received into the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ.

“Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing” Proverbs 18:22

He was united in marriage with Beulah Alford December 24, 1943. They were blessed them with 6 children, daughter Georgia (Anderson) Brantley, Marshall, Texas, son Johnny D. Brantley, Longview, Texas, son Charles Lee Brantley (deceased), daughter Zettia (Ramsey) Brantley, son Carl Everett Brantley and son Kenneth Wayne Brantley (deceased). Daddy adored and loved his kids and grandchildren.

“Born-Again, Alive & Risen to Eternal Life”

Therefore if any man be in Christ he is a new creature, old things are passed away, behold all things are become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17

He became a believer in Jesus Christ December 31, 1993. He faithfully attended Good News Christian Center Church under Pastor C. J. Michel, Marshall, Texas and Word of Life Center under Pastor Sam Carr, Shreveport Louisiana. He always looked forward going to church with his daughter Georgia Anderson who led him to the Lord. When he was able, he also attended church with his son Kenneth. He was passionate about his experience in Christ Jesus. He would always say to me, baby I didn't know, but now I do. God don't hurt us. He ain't got nothing but good. He would say, you know it makes a difference. The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy and after that, it ain't nothing else left. He was a believer in prayer.

“To Die Is To Gain” Philippians 1:21b

Those who preceded daddy in death are his father John Brantley, mother Leola (Eddings) Brantley, wife Beulah (Alford) Brantley, two sons Charles Lee Brantley (Pee Wee), Kenneth Wayne Brantley, (Billy), a great grandaughter Mar'kesia Ramsey, four sisters Mary Bryant, Bessie Mae Roberts, Katherine Roberts, Lola Mae Alford, four brothers, Johnny B. Brantley, Cleaster Brantley, Richard Brantley, and Lecester Brantley.

“Blessed are they who mourn: For they shall be comforted” Matthew 5:14

Being comforted are: daughter, Georgia Anderson, Marshall, Texas; son, Johnny D. Brantley (Ba Ba), Longview, Texas; daughter Zettia Ramsey, Dallas, Texas; son Carl Everett Brantley (Barlowe), Marshall, Texas; 17 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, 11 great great grandchildren, one brother B. W. Brantley, Longview, Texas, a very special previous daughter in-law Jackie Bush, many cherished relatives and friends who loved him dearly.

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February 11, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Craig Funeral Home
2001 S. Green Street
Longview, TX 75602

Funeral Service
February 12, 2022

2:30 PM
Light of the World Christian Church
222 East End Boulevard South, Suite A
Marshall, TX 75670

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