Friday, 27 January 2017 14:25

Kenneth Edward Brantley

Kenneth Edward Brantley, 88, of Highway 158, Roanoke Rapids passed away Thursday, January 26, 2017 at his home.

Mr. Brantley was born May 3, 1928 in Nash County to the late Edwin Brantley and Addie Carter Brantley. He was also preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Elgie Lewis Brantley; his grandson, Franklin Brantley Parrott; and his brothers and sisters.

Mr. Brantley was a longtime member, deacon and Sunday School Teacher at Bethlehem Baptist Church. He moved to Roanoke Rapids in 1956. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, served in the US Army in Korea. He graduated from NC State, ECU and NC Central University. Mr. Brantley was an agriculture teacher, Vocational Director and retired as Superintendent of Halifax County Schools. He also served his community as a Halifax County Commissioner, a Trustee on the Halifax Community College Board of Trustees, a director on the Board of WEZU Radio Station, a member of the Upper Coastal Plain Board, the Soil and Water Conservation District, longtime member of the Davie Lion’s Club and just recently had joined the Roanoke Rapids Lion’s Club. Mr. Brantley also was a longtime devoted member of The Gideon’s International spreading the word of God.

He is survived by his daughter, Joanne Parrott of Roanoke Rapids; his geat-grandson, K.C. Parrott (Caitlin); his sister-in-law, Alice Brantley and her son Neil Brantley (Priscilla) and Ethlynd Hibbs and family; his brother-in-law, Alvin Earl Lewis and family; his nephew, Jeff Pinno (Eula) and family; his nieces, Janie Baker (Kenny) and Janette Murray (David) and their families.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 30, 2017 in the chapel of Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service .

Burial will follow at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Sunday, January 29, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. at Hockaday Funeral and Cremation Service.

Memorials may be made to Gideon’s International, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214-0800 or NC Lions, Inc., PO Box 39, Sherrill’s Ford, NC 28673.

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