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Richard C. Brantley
August 1, 1932 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old
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Richard C. Brantley, 91, of Walkerton, passed away on the morning of Tuesday, November 14, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.
Richard was born on August 1, 1932, in Walkerton, to the late Charles and Violet (McCarty) Brantley. On May 25, 1985, in Walkerton, he married Marilyn Seider, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Eve (Kirk) Cole of Chesterton, IN, and Dawn (David) Armentrout of Walkerton, a son, David (Val) Brantley of LaPorte and by his stepchildren, Rony (Chris) LaBere of North Liberty, Donna (Randy) Litteral of North Liberty, David (Tina) LaBere of Walkerton, and Roger (Andrea) LaBere of Fish Lake. He was the proud grandpa to 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Kay Chario of Mishawaka and Kent (Susie) Brantley of Walkerton. Richard was preceded in death by his son, Rick Brantley, by his sisters, Betty Birkwhistle, Twilo Campbell, and Peggy Rose, and by two brothers, Jim Brantley and Larry Brantley and by one grandchild.
Richard was a lifelong resident to Walkerton area. In his younger days, he loved driving stock cars at the Plymouth Speedway. He was a retired tool and die maker of 31 years from the Bendix Corporation. He enjoyed doing wood crafts, spending time outdoors hunting and camping with family and friends. Richard’s greatest joy was when he was spending time with his family and especially with his grandchildren.
There will be a funeral service at 1:30 P.M. on Friday, November 17, 2023, at the Hanley and Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel”, 1216 Roosevelt Road, Walkerton, IN 46574, where friends may visit from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. He will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Walkerton. Memorial contributions, in honor of Richard, can be made to his family.
The HANLEY and Sons Funeral Home “Walkerton Chapel” and Cremation Service are handling arrangements and extends our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Brantley family and friends. To leave an online condolence or to share a memory, please visit http://www.hanleyandsonsfuneralhomes.com.