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James McHenry "Macky" Brantley

March 23, 1940 October 20, 2019
James McHenry "Macky" Brantley
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Obituary for James McHenry "Macky" Brantley

Macky Brantley, age 79, of Centerville passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Crockett, Texas. He was born James McHenry Brantley March 23, 1940 in DeQuincy, Louisiana, the only child, to Rutlin McHenry & Fay Christine (Rigmaiden) Brantley.

Macky married Melvene Whittington in 1971 and they shared forty-eight years together. He worked in many professions throughout his life including driving a truck and working as a heavy equipment operator. Before his health began to fail he had most recently bought and sold timber for a living. When Macky became unable to work he made sure to regularly check in on his children and grandchildren to inquire where they were working for the day and provide instruction (whether requested, or not) on how to do their job.

In his younger years Macky enjoyed bull riding and going to the rodeo. Later in life, he looked forward to his daily trips to Hopewell Store to drink coffee and visit with the guys. He also enjoyed sightseeing. Macky was liked by all who knew him and loved dearly by his family.

Macky was preceded in death by both of his parents; son, Pat Brantley and grandson, Kaleb Brantley. Surviving family includes wife, Melvene Brantley of Oakwood; sons, Cork Brantley (Diane) of Buffalo, Shannon Dale “Bull” Brantley (Tina) of Ragley, LA and Kendall Brantley (Wendy) of Centerville; daughters, Mary Sue Duncan of DeRidder, LA and Kim Nichols (James) of Centerville and daughter-in-law, Kim Brantley of Starks, LA. Macky is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Macky will be held 2 P.M., Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas. Rev. Ron Johnson will officiate the service and interment will follow in North Creek Cemetery in the Nineveh Community of Leon County. The Brantley family will receive friends Tuesday, October 22nd from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walters Funeral Home in Centerville, Texas.

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6:00 PM 10/22/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/22/2019 8:00:00 PM
Walters Funeral Home

610 S. Commerce St.
Centerville, TX 75833

Walters Funeral Home
610 S. Commerce St. Centerville 75833 TX
United States





2:00 PM 10/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
Walters Funeral Home

610 S. Commerce St.
Centerville, TX 75833

Walters Funeral Home
610 S. Commerce St. Centerville 75833 TX
United States

Cemetery Details


North Creek Cemetery Final Resting Place

North Creek Cemetery
Oakwood, TX 75855

North Creek Cemetery Oakwood 75855 TX
United States

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