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Obituary-James Thomas Brantley



James Thomas "Jim" Brantley, a resident of Manchester, Tenn., and an involved member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Industry, past away Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at Middle Tennessee Medical Center. Mr. Brantley would have been 76 years old on March 7th.

A graveside service was held on March 7th at the Robinson Cemetery in Loudon County. Rev. Mark Barron and Rev. Carlton Harper, officiated the service.

Mr. Brantley graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. He was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

He was a World War II veteran and served with the Navy as a corpsman. Brantley was a retired supervisor with ConAgra of Knoxville, Tenn. Mr. Brantley was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Coffee County Esquire Association, Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association, Manchester Lions Club, and the American Legion Gold Star Post 78.

He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-laws, Tom and Connie Brantley and Vance and Jennifer Brantley; a daughter and son-in-law, Betty Jane "BJ" and Mike Anderson; brothers and sisters-in-law, John F. and Mary Frances Brantley, Charles E. and Nellie Brantley; sister and brother-in-law, Ada and John Wright; and five grandchildren, Daniel Brantley, Robert and Rachel Brantley and Adele and Amelia Anderson.

Donations can be made to the Multi-County Cancer Support Network, Box 225, Winchester, Tenn. 37398.

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