MIDDLESEX – Alvin Floyd Brantley, 90, a servant of God, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday. A native of Nash County, he was son to the late William & Julia Brantley. Alvin was a World War II veteran, 149th Infantry, 38th Infantry Division, 1942-1945. He fought in many theaters and on many missions including Hawaii, Philippines, New Guinea, Layette, Corregidor, Fort Drum, Cabalo, Luzon, & Bataan. Mr. Brantley was awarded the American Theater Campaign Medal, Asiatic Pacific Theater Campaign Medal with three Bronze Service Stars, Phillippine Liberation Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal Go I 9 HQ, & Victory Medal. He was a painter by trade and much beloved member of his community where he raised his family with his best friend and true love of over 70 years, Hayes Truemiller Brantley, who preceded him in death on June 17, 2012.
He is survived by children, Stanley (Sandra) of Bellhaven, Roger (Lorriane) of Charlotte, Dennis (Ilene) of Middlesex, and Truesa (Danny Ray Peele), also of Middlesex; sister, Marian Brantley Neese (Stanley) of Raleigh; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one step grandson; three step great-grandchildren; and numerous other loving cousins and family members.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Betty Sue Whitley, Tommy Ayscue and Anita Massey for their caring and support.
Funeral service 11 a.m., Tuesday, Union Hope Baptist Church with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Murray Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.