William Frank “Bud” Brantley Jr.

Published 2:44 pm Saturday, February 12, 2011

ATMORE – William Frank “Bud” Brantley Jr., 81, of Atmore died Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011 in Fairhope.

He was owner of Brantley’s Tire in Monroeville, born in Monroe County on Jan. 27, 1930 to the late William Frank and Myra Wiggins Brantley Sr.

He was an Army veteran, treasurer at Presley Street Baptist Church and was on the board of directors for the Alabama Tire Dealers and Retread Association. His employees always referred to him as “Daddy Bud.”

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Survivors include his wife, Bessie Crawford Brantley and one son, William Frank Brantley III and wife, Kelly, all of Atmore; one daughter, Jana Brower and husband, Tim, of Loxley; two grandchildren, Lauren Lyles and Kristen Lyles; four brothers, Charles Brantley and wife, JoEllen, of Gulf Shores and Robert E. Brantley and wife, Gwen; Harlan Brantley and wife, Geneva, and Joe W. Brantley and wife, Mary Emma, all of Atmore; two sisters, Christine Culbreth and husband, Ralph, of Evergreen and Eloise Leggiero of Prescott, Ariz. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. today, Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 from Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Mike Grindle officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Active pallbearers are Mike Brantley, Cereal Daniel, Ben Brantley, John Brantley, Thomas Brantley and Dennis Culbreth. Honorary pallbearers are J.C. Moye, Raymond Jerkins, Cecil Daniels and James Burkett.

Family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time today, Saturday, Feb.12, 2011 at Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home.

Johnson-Quimby Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of all arrangements.