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Billy Graham Brantley

September 13, 1940 ~ February 1, 2020 (age 79)


Billy Brantley passed away on February 1st, 2020 in the loving presence of family at Transitions Hospice in Raleigh, NC.  Billy was the oldest of three sons born to Weldon "Bud" and Elsie Brantley.  He grew up in the Brantley town community of Franklin Country, NC with a strong worth ethic shaped early in life working on his family farm and later in his father’s country store. 

Billy was married to Evelyn P. Brantley until her death in 1994.  They were blessed with two wonderful children, Sharon Brantley Bunn (Bobby) of Clayton, and son Keith Graham Brantley (Victoria), and grandson Graham, of Summerfield, NC. 

Billy later married Pat Richardson in 1996 and his family was joyously extended including her children, Susan Beck (Richard) of Zebulon, NC and Beth Diaddorio (Eric) and grandchildren John Berry and Lydia, of Greenville, NC.  

Billy had an extensive and beloved professional career with the NC Dept of Transportation where he had many lifelong friends and connections that remain heartfelt to this day. 

Billy could always be found fixing treasures in his workshop, on a ladder working on his home, and most often taking care of his yard.  He enjoyed his church family at Pilot Baptist Church and the Pilot Lions Club and even some time on the golf course too. 

He always had time to connect with family and friends and especially his neighbors who loved him dearly. He was a great listener as well as story teller.  

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545. 

A service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 7501 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27612. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.  

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February 4, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
L. Harold Poole Funeral Home
944 Old Knight Road
Knightdale, NC 27545

A Celebration of Life
February 5, 2020

1:00 PM
Raleigh Memorial Park
7501 Glenwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27612

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