Daniel “Dan” L. Brantley, 73, of Vandalia, passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021, at his home in Vandalia.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 11, 2021, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, with Pastor Joe Lawson, officiating. Burial will follow at Ritter Cemetery, Vandalia, with Military Rites by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia and Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, June 10, 2021, at Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, and one hour prior to the service on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: Ritter Cemetery, Vandalia. Miller Funeral Home, Vandalia, is in charge of arrangements. Online memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.millerfh.net.
He was born October 28, 1947, in Garden City, MI, the son of Floyd Robert and Berna Lee (Simpson) Brantley. First married Frances Bagwell September 12, 1970, later married Debra Jean Pruett on July 16, 1976, in Vandalia. He worked for Vandalia Street Dept. and then transferred to the Water Dept. as a Level 3 Plant Operator, and was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran.
He is survived by: Wife – Debra Brantley, Vandalia; Sons – Daryl Brantley & Tiffany, Statesville, NC and Justin Brantley and Payton, Vandalia; Brothers – Ray Brantley and Pat, Del City, OK and Marshall Brantley and Valerie, Hillsboro, MO; Sisters – Donna Fortenberry, Mooresville, NC, Sheila Truitt & Orville and Debra Brantley, all of Marion, KY and Rita Philbrick & Don, North Port, FL; grandchildren – Tyler Brantley and Fiancée Trinity, Mooresville, NC and Andrew Brantley and Camelia Brantley, Statesville, NC; great-grandchildren – Levi and Casper Brantley; sister-in-law – Sharon Castle, Waterloo; and numerous nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents.