Bobby Allen Brantley

Bobby Allen Brantley

Bobby Allen Brantley
July 14, 1931 – August 6, 2020

Zebulon – Bobby Allen Brantley, 89, died Thursday.  He was born in Nash County to the late Walter B. & Lessie Brantley.  He was an Assembly Leader with Athey Products.  He had a big heart and loved his family with all his heart.  Bobby loved a crowd and a big party.  He enjoyed talking with people, singing & made fantastic brunswick stew.  He was an avid reader & was well versed in WWII history.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 52 years, Janet Massey Brantley, siblings, Reba Cone, Phoebe Baines, Dewey Brantley, Wallace Brantley, half siblings, Lloyd, Clefford, & Lendo Brantley, and Reca Pearce.

He is survived by his children, Karen B. Murphy & husband, Ronald of Zebulon, Dexter Brantley, of the home, granddaughter, Aimee Murphy, and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to Heartland Hospice, & its staff, Deneace, Emily, & Sandy.

Flowers welcomed or memorials may be made to Union Hope Baptist Church.

Graveside service 3 pm, Monday August 10, Brantley Family Cemetery at Union Hope Baptist Church.  Masks are required and CDC guidelines will be followed.  Will be available at

Arrangments are with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St. Wendell.


  • Bobby Langston Posted August 7, 2020 9:29 pm

    My heart is sadden by his passing I extend my condolences to the family I enjoyed our talks in Sunday school class and in the sanctuary my prayers are with the family he made a special place in my heart when I started church there I will miss him greatly

  • Danny Bunn Posted August 8, 2020 8:54 pm

    I am so sorry to learn of the death of Bobby. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to spend some time with him recently. It was a joy reminiscing with him about the “old Union Hope” we knew as youngsters. My wife and I will be thinking of the family in the days ahead as you make the adjustment to life without Bobby.


  • Barbara Drotor Posted August 24, 2020 3:13 am

    My sincerest sympathy to your entire family. Grandpa Bobby was a light that truly shined bright. So thankful we have the hope of Jesus Christ who will gather us all at His coming. This is a sad but temporary separation that will end with great rejoicing at the return of our Lord. Our deepest sympathy meanwhile.

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