Skip to content

Obituary - Charles E. Brantley



Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Brantley, age 91 of Wartrace will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Louis Johnson and Tom Brantley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. Charles passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.

 Charles was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late John French and Mary Wilson Brantley. He was a self-employed farmer, a member of Bell Springs Methodist Church, and a 1943 graduate of Manchester High School. Charles served his country during the World War II era in the United States Navy and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a 50-year member of the Lions Club, a member of the Herman Lodge in Beechgrove, and served his community as a road commissioner and a county commissioner. Being a top breeder of many famous TN Walking Horses, Charles was inducted into the TN Walking Horse Hall of Fame and TN Sports Hall of Fame for Equine Expertise and Success. In 1970, he was a judge at the TN Walking Horse National Celebration.

In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by two brothers, John French Brantley, Jr. and James Thomas Brantley; one sister, Ada Brantley Wright; and special nephews, Tommy and Chuck Halmontaller. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Nelly Wright Brantley of Wartrace, and many nieces and nephews.

 In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Charles’ name to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, 110 E Lauderdale St, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.



 Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Brantley, age 91 of Wartrace will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Louis Johnson and Tom Brantley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. Charles passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.

 

Charles was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late John French and Mary Wilson Brantley. He was a self-employed farmer, a member of Bell Springs Methodist Church, and a 1943 graduate of Manchester High School. Charles served his country during the World War II era in the United States Navy and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a 50-year member of the Lions Club, a member of the Herman Lodge in Beechgrove, and served his community as a road commissioner and a county commissioner. Being a top breeder of many famous TN Walking Horses, Charles was inducted into the TN Walking Horse Hall of Fame and TN Sports Hall of Fame for Equine Expertise and Success. In 1973, he was a judge at the TN Walking Horse National Celebration.

 

In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by two brothers, John French Brantley, Jr. and James Thomas Brantley; one sister, Ada Brantley Wright; and special nephews, Tommy and Chuck Halmontaller. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Nelly Wright Brantley of Wartrace, and many nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Charles’ name to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, 110 E Lauderdale St, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.

 

 Funeral services for Mr. Charles E. Brantley, age 91 of Wartrace will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Louis Johnson and Tom Brantley officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors. Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM until time of service on Sunday at the funeral home. Charles passed away Friday, July 22, 2016 at McArthur Manor in Manchester, TN.

 

Charles was born in Coffee County, TN, the son of the late John French and Mary Wilson Brantley. He was a self-employed farmer, a member of Bell Springs Methodist Church, and a 1943 graduate of Manchester High School. Charles served his country during the World War II era in the United States Navy and was a member of the VFW and American Legion. He was a 50-year member of the Lions Club, a member of the Herman Lodge in Beechgrove, and served his community as a road commissioner and a county commissioner. Being a top breeder of many famous TN Walking Horses, Charles was inducted into the TN Walking Horse Hall of Fame and TN Sports Hall of Fame for Equine Expertise and Success. In 1973, he was a judge at the TN Walking Horse National Celebration.

 

In addition to his parents, Charles was also preceded in death by two brothers, John French Brantley, Jr. and James Thomas Brantley; one sister, Ada Brantley Wright; and special nephews, Tommy and Chuck Halmontaller. He is survived by his loving wife of 70 years, Nelly Wright Brantley of Wartrace, and many nieces and nephews.

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations in Charles’ name to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, 110 E Lauderdale St, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Envelopes are available at the funeral home for your convenience.

 

More Stories

  • Latest Issue WHYIR 20

    Read More
  • Latest Issue 3 1 31

    Read More
  • Walking In The Smokies stall deadline approaching

    The Walking In The Smokies Horse Show, scheduled for April 8-10, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is preparing for their first annual show and would like to send a reminder to anyone needing stalls that the deadline is March 15. Please contact Lexi Stinnett at 828-550-8520 to reserve stalls on the show grounds. Read More
  • Trainers' Show announces judges

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Association National Trainers’ Show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. March 18-20, 2021. Judges for the three-day event will be Wayne Dean, Newton Parks and Johnny Puckett. Read More
  • USDA prepares for 2021 show season

    The USDA recently conducted their virtual HIO training course for the 2021 show season. The USDA and industry recently received the final report from the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) and some of the recommendations in that report are communicated in the new processes the USDA will implement in 2021... Read More
  • WHOA hosts virtual awards ceremony

    On Saturday. February 20th, the Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) held their National High Point awards for 2020 on their WHOA Facebook page with winners who chose to be zooming in to accept their awards... Read More
  • WHOA to host virtual awards ceremony on February 20

    The Walking Horse Owners’ Association (WHOA) will recognize their award winners from the 2020 show season during a virtual awards ceremony on Saturday, February 20, 2021. The show will be broadcast live on WHOA’s Facebook page beginning at 6 pm central time. Read More
  • FAST Spring Showcase announces judging panel

    The FAST Spring Showcase is pleased to announce that John Fikes, Newton Parks and Sam Sorrell will judge this years’ two-day event. The show will be held at Calsonic Arena in Shelbyville, Tenn. April 16-17, 2021... Read More
  • Obituary – Kimberly Woods

    Kimberly Lynn Woods, age 47 departed this life on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky... Read More
  • WHAA annual barn party rescheduled due to inclement weather

    There will be a lot of great items to auction as well as breeding fees to some of the top stallions in the industry and training fees for many of the top trainers. Everyone is encouraged to bring your young horses to preview for the upcoming show season. Read More