Willard “Bud” Brantley

Willard “Bud” Brantley

Willard “Bud” R. Brantley

September 20, 1942 – January 18, 2020

Middlesex – Bud Brantley, 77, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday.  He was born in Nash County to the late Willard Bernice & Mecie Cone Brantley.  Bud retired after over 30 years of service with the N C. Department of Corrections.  He had a servant’s heart working with Meals on Wheels for 15 years as well as taking folks to doctor’s appointments and other places when they needed help.  Bud loved walking his dog Rosie, working in his garden, & was a big Duke fan.  He was preceded in death by siblings, Charles Cone, Katie Bunn, & Millie Kay Jones.

Funeral 11 am, Tuesday, Pine Ridge Baptist Church with burial to follow in Spring Hope Memorial Gardens.

He is survived by his wife & best friend of over 53 years, Ruth Strickland Brantley of the home, his son, Mike Brantley (Cindy) of Middlesex, siblings, Harold Brantley (Ann) of Zebulon, Mable Short (Newt) of Apex, Judy Gay of Wendell, grandchildren, Casey Weaver (Bobby), William Brantley, great grandson, Woods Weaver, his dog Rosie, & cat Bootsie.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested to the Pine Ridge Baptist Church flag initiative.

Visitation 6-7:30 pm, Monday, Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell & other times at the home.  www.stricklandfuneral.com


  • Tim Fraley Posted January 20, 2020 8:01 am

    Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Praying for you and your family during this time of grief.

  • Rev. Cameron Currin Posted January 20, 2020 2:45 pm

    Hi Ruth,
    Wanda and I just heard of Bud’s homegoing, while we take pleasure in knowing he is with the Lord, our hearts go out to you and your family.
    We are hoping to see you at the funeral tomorrow.
    In Christ Love,
    Rev. and Mrs Cameron Currin

  • Children of Charles Cone Posted January 20, 2020 9:19 pm

    Hi Ruth
    Our hearts go out to you and your family, keeping you and your family in our prayers

  • marcia b cone Posted January 20, 2020 9:20 pm

    We will sure miss you..

  • Shirley Posted January 21, 2020 6:50 am

    So very sorry for your loss. You are always in my prayers

  • Michele Murray Fowler Posted January 21, 2020 9:23 am

    So very sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  • Pam Stone Posted January 21, 2020 3:01 pm

    Sending our sympathy and condolences.

  • Betsy Green Posted January 30, 2020 4:33 pm

    Mike and Ruth, we are sad about Bud’s death. He lived a good life, serving others. Billy and Betsy Green

  • Curtis strickland Posted February 23, 2020 6:31 pm

    Sorry to hear about Bud. Didn’t even know it. It was my plea sure knowing Bud. Lots of fun growing up in this area and hanging around. Just saw him couple weeks ago. Rest in race my friend!

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