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Jack Brantley

January 3, 1936 ~ September 11, 2021 (age 85)


Jack Brantley, age 85, of Douglas, Georgia passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021, peacefully at his residence. Mr. Brantley was born on January 3, 1936, in Douglas, GA to the late James Frank Brantley and Opal Harper Brantley.

Mr. Brantley was formerly employed by the A.S.C.A. Office, Douglas Production Credit, and the Douglas Exchange Bank. Mr. Brantley sold life insurance for Franklin Life Insurance Company and Delta Life Insurance Company. Mr. Brantley was also very successful at vermiculture and grew worms for 25 years. Mr. Brantley was a longtime member of Mt. Union Primitive Baptist Church and loved our Lord Jesus Christ.

Survivors include: His wife of 66 years, Lucy Nell Smith Brantley of Douglas, GA, Son, Johnny (Katrina) Brantley of Douglas, GA, Daughter, Jackie (Mike) Rentz of Valdosta, GA, Daughter, Luci Brantley of Douglas, GA, Grandchildren, Jack (Carrie) Rentz, Stan (Megan) Rentz, Grant (Jessica) Rentz, Michaelanne (Matthew) Parrish, Dawn (Craig) Coffee, John Brantley, Mark (Kara) Taft, Great-Grandchildren, Grace Rentz, Sawyer Rentz,  Andrew Rentz, Eli Rentz, Caleb Rentz, Brantley Rentz, Georgiaclaire Rentz, Warren Rentz, Lawrence Parrish, Lucy Kate Parrish, Jase Rish, Dane Rish, Cally Coffee, Bentley Rose Brantley, Lily Kate Taft, and Trace Taft, Brother, Jessie (Sue) Brantley, Sister, Maxine Lamb, Sister, Jean Brantley, Sisters-in-Law, Lawana Brantley, Joann Brantley, and Betty Brantley, Brother-in-Law, Larry Rains and a Special Friend, Frankie Harrell. Mr. Brantley was preceded in death by four brothers, Billy Brantley, Tony Brantley, Jimmy Brantley, Julian Brantley, a sister, Audrey Rains, and his parents James Frank Brantley and Opal Harper Brantley.

The family will receive friends at Mt. Union Primitive Baptist Church on Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 6:00PM until 8:00PM

Funeral services will be held at Mt. Union Primitive Baptist Church on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at 2:00PM, with the Rev. Walt Deloach and Rev. George Carroll Paulk officiating. Mrs. Jackie Brantley Rentz will be delivering a special eulogy. The interment will follow at Mt. Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.

Flowers accepted or donations can be made in Memory of Mr. Brantley to:

Mt Union Primitive Church 

Faith, Hope and Charity 

C/O Christine Tucker

171 Jade Lane

Amborse, GA  31512

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Sims Funeral Home, Douglas, GA is in charge of the arrangements.

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September 18, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mt. Union Primitive Baptist Church
1247 Hwy 149
Ambrose, GA 31512

Funeral Service
September 19, 2021

2:00 PM
Mt. Union Primitive Baptist Church
1247 Hwy 149
Ambrose, GA 31512

September 19, 2021

Mt. Union Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery
1247 Hwy 149
Ambrose, GA 31512

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