Bobby Earl Brantley, 70, died Friday. A native of Nash County he was son to the late Earlie Brantley and Margaret Hinnant Mann. Bobby loved Nascar and his involvement with Brantley Motorsports. He owned Bobby & Son Auto Repair and worked for J&M Chevrolet for 27 ½ years. His other love was his family, grandchildren, and caring for his lawn.
He is survived by Cathy Gilliam of the home, son, Ricky Brantley (Jennifer), daughter, Wendy Kerns (Bill) both of Zebulon, stepdad Bobby Mann, stepson, Jonathan Gilliam (Kristen) of Spring Hope, stepdaughter, Diana Coppage (Ray) of Wendell, sisters, Judy Ross (Bobby) of Clayton, Connie Engle of Lincolnton, NC, grandchildren, Ethan & Leah Brantley, Brandan Wilson, step-grandchildren, Michele Kerns, Leah Gilliam, Nathan Gilliam, Kayla, Megan, & Jacob Coppage.
Funeral service 3 pm, Sunday, Strickland Funeral Home Chapel, 211 W. Third St., Wendell with visitation from1-2:45 pm, prior to the service and other times at Bobby & Cathy’s Home. Burial, Hollywood Cemetery, Middlesex. www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net