Obituaries Getz Funeral Home, Las Cruces, New Mexico
David W. Brantley December 2, 1919 - May 20, 2005
David W. Brantley, 85, of El Paso, TX passed away Friday May 20, 2005 peacefully. A father, hero and friend who was fondly known as “UNCLE DOC” by his family, was born Dec. 2, 1919 in Covington, TX to Thomas and Willie Morris Brantley. Drafted by the N.Y. Giants as a wide receiver and a barefoot kicker, yet chose to enlist in the U.S. Marines, where he served his country honorably during WW II. He landed in the invasion of Iwo Jima and was awarded many medals and ribbons. Uncle Doc also served as a special agent for 26 years in the F.B.I. where he was involved in cracking the famous Brink’s robbery case in Boston. HE WAS LOVED BY MANY FOR HIS WISDOM, HUMOR, SMILE AND GOODWILL. UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN MY FRIEND. He is survived by his wife June Brantley of the family home; two sons Scott Brantley and wife Margaret and Mark Brantley; daughter Susan Brantley; two grandchildren Matthew and Courtney; his brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins. His 1st wife Verna Ruth Lowry preceded him in death.
Graveside Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 25, 2005 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery with Pastor Doug Cowan of Cornerstone Baptist Church officiating. The Marine Corp League of Las Cruces will provide full military honors.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of choice.