Jack Earl Brantley

Published 10:18 am Monday, January 7, 2013

Jack Earl Brantley


Brantley (Contributed)

Jack Earl Brantley, age 82, passed away Jan. 2, 2013, in Alabaster. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Henry Brantley and Lucile Underwood Brantley.

Jack is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Shirley Whitfield Brantley; his two sons, Tom Brantley (Kathy) of Tallahassee, Fla., and Phillip Brantley (Pauline) of Alabaster; his three grandsons, Hunter, Garrett and Patrick Brantley; brother, Jerry Brantley (Barbara); and many loved nieces, nephews, cousins and relatives.

Jack was born on Dec. 21, 1930, in Brantleyville – the town that bears his family name. He served in Armored Branch of the U.S. Army’s “Big Red 1” during the Korean conflict from 1951-1953. Jack graduated from Thompson High School under the GI Bill in 1956. He was a retired retail grocer at Brantleyville Grocery and also worked briefly as a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Jack was a longstanding member of the American Legion Post No. 138 in Alabaster, where he served as Adjutant for over 50 years. He was a lifetime member of the Buck Creek Masonic Lodge No. 410 in Alabaster. Jack attended Helena United Methodist Church throughout his married life.

The family received visitors on Jan. 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Rockco’s Funeral Home in Montevallo. Funeral services were held in the chapel at Rockco’s Montevallo on Jan. 6 at 2:30 p.m., as officiated by the Reverends Reid Crotty and Malinda Weaver. Burial followed at Ryan’s Cemetery in Maylene. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made by to either the American Legion Post 138 or the Ryan’s Cemetery Fund. Please share your condolences online at RockcoFuneralHomes.com. Rockco Funeral Home Montevallo directed.