Joseph Brantley, Jr., age 95, of Dahlonega, GA formerly of Winder, GA passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016. He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Louise Brantley. He is survived by his daughters, Nancy Stamey & husband, Ron, of New Smyrna Beach, FL; Marsha Palmer & husband, Jim, of Dahlonega, GA; Marie Hagist & husband, Gary, of Winder, GA; sons, Richard Brantley & wife, Nancy, of Dahlonega, GA; Gene Brantley & wife, Dena, of Temple, GA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Joseph attended North Georgia Military College and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a salesman for the major part of his life. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Dr. Phillip Palmer officiating. Interment will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation, in memory of Joseph, to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 672648, Marietta, GA 30006 or Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11:30 – 1:30 pm at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.

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  1. Dear Family, No one can prepare us the loss of our daddy or a loved one. May each of you experience God’s love through the love of family and friends to comfort you during these difficult days. Please know that you you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Jan and Steve Harrison

  2. Where do I begin to describe what Papa meant to me and my family… He was my adoptive Papa, as Mother was my adoptive Mother. They both meant the world to me and I cherish all the wonderful memories we shared over the years. Sitting around the kitchen table eating, laughing, telling stories, Mother sewing my maternity clothes, Papa checking my oil in my car, going to ceramics with Mother and Marie, going to Blimpie’s with Marie, then each week taking my son Grant to visit when he was little. Oh, boy, that was a highlight for the two of them each week! Ken, my husband, enjoyed talking politics, cars, and whatever was happening in the world at the time with Papa. When my parents would come in to town we always made a trip to see Mother and Papa. They all loved visiting each other over the years. Papa was a man who was greatly loved, admired and enjoyed by all of those who’s life he touched. Mother and Papa loved family and loved to be around their children and friends. Their strong beliefs were a positive role model throughout their lives and their dedication to each other was honorable.
    My heart is deeply saddened by the loss of Papa and Mother as they both played such an important part of my life over the years as did Marie, Marsha, and Nancy. What a joy to be loved by a wonderful family!

  3. I am a good friend of Mr. Brantley’s daughter Nancy Stamey and did not know him personally. However I lost my dad on May 24 of this year and words cannot express the loss I feel as our dads are our Heroes and Glue.
    Your loss is Heaven’s GAIN.
    My love, thoughts , and prayers to the entire family.

  4. Sue and Gary Scott
    We are so sorry your dear daddy has left us.
    No matter our age, losing a parent is deeply distressing.
    We send our love and prayers!

  5. Nancy & Ron,
    It’s not easy losing a parent and nothing can replace that space in the heart. Let your memories, laughter, tears and faith provide comfort, knowing you will see him again soon. love and miss you. Billy Wayne and Donna Dixon

  6. Nancy, Thinking of you and your family at this time. Wishing you peace that only our Lord can give you.

  7. SOOO Sorry…… For those that might not know me. I have had the privilege of being treated like a Family member since 9 yrs. old, 53 yrs….Will never forget Mr. Brantley opening the back doors on the Gordon’s truck one Friday evening, and saying you and Gene get anything you want just let me know so I can pay for it Mon. morning. I will miss Mr. Brantley, he told me years ago to stop saying that, to call him Pop. I just couldn’t do it my respect was just too High, because he accepted me as a family member ….I always felt as welcome in their home as I felt in my own…I send prayers for each and every one. Can’t help but mention Mrs. Brantley, she was as much a Mother to me as my own Mother I Loved her so dearly……I will always Love each and everyone of you till I breathe my last breath on this earth.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. We will not be there today in body, but our hearts are with you. God Bless you all!

  9. We are praying for you in your loss of a life that was well live and loved, the Lord bless and give strength in the days ahead.
    Walt & Betty

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