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Homer W. Brantley

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Homer W. Brantley, 84, of Sulphur Springs went home to be with his Lord and Savior he loved so much on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital.

Homer was a avid sports fan. He tried out for the New York Yankees, but the sport he loved the most was golf. He was the retired Men’s Locker Room Manager at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth.

On Feb. 8, 1952, he married the only true earthly love of his life, Martha Jane Wright. They have celebrated their love for almost 62 years together.

He was born in Fort Worth on June 23, 1929, the son of Carl Kirby and Pearl Mae Shutz Brantley. 

Homer proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict with the United States Marines, where he received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart medals.

He was long-time member and deacon at the Immanuel Baptist Church of Fort Worth and then attended Fellowship Christian Church of Sulphur Springs. 

He left behind to carry his legacy upon this earth his loving wife, Martha Jane Brantley of Sulphur Springs; daughter Deanna Spraggins and husband, Gary, of Sulphur Springs; two sons, Mark Brantley and wife, Sherri, of Milano, and Jeffery Brantley and wife, Eden, of Hillsboro;  sisters Margret Murphy of Sulphur Springs, Vera Cox and husband, Tommy, of Bartlesville, Okla., Billie Bowles and husband, Nathan, of El Paso, and Joyce Perkins of Fort Worth; brother Lester Brantley and wife, Marie, of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren, Brant and Lisa Spraggins, Benjamin and Amy Spraggins, Gary Jr. and Lindsey Spraggins, Melissa and J.R. Hurt, Cyler and Meagan Brantley, Lauren and Steve Runkel, Nathan Brantley, Blake Telford, Ashley Brantley, Ryan Brantley and Ty Brantley; 11 great-grandchildren, Sallee Spraggins, Brodie Spraggins, Brantley Spraggins, Boston Spraggins, Lillian Spraggins, Alyssa Hurt, Tanner Hurt, Eliza Beth Hurt, Hunter Brantley, Chloe Runkel and Brayden Brantley; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Mary Brantley, Frances Dean Edmonson, Louise Brantley and Estelle Davis; and three brothers, Orvel Brantley, Carl Brantley and Ray Brantley.

A funeral service to celebrate Homer’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tom Frisbie, Gary Spraggins, Eddie Sullivan and James Wright officiating.

Military graveside under the direction of Hopkins County Military Coalition will follow in the Sulphur Springs City Cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Granddaughters and great-grandchildren will be serving as honorary pallbearers.

Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the funeral home.

The online register can be signed at murrayorwosky.com.

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