George Brantley Sr.

June 20, 1950 — April 29, 2021

George Brantley Sr.

George Jack Brantley Sr., age 70, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, April 29, 2021, at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing, MI.

George was born in Elm Hall, MI on June 20, 1950, the son of Odis and Rosella (LaPaugh) Brantley. He graduated from Vestaburg High School with the class of 1969. George proudly served his country in the United States Army during Vietnam.  George married Deborah K. Goins on December 17, 1977 in Lansing, MI. Deborah passed away on April 10, 1995.  George retired from General Motors in 2004. He enjoyed hunting, trips to deer camp in the UP and sharing a drink with friends and family in his garage.

He is survived by his beloved children: GJ Brantley of St. Johns, MI, and Heather Brantley of St. Johns, MI, siblings: William (Sandra) Brantley of Riverdale, MI, Odis (Susan) Brantley Jr. of Vestaburg, MI, Michael Brantley of Owasso, OK, Linda (Randy) Knowles of Kenai, AK, Emma (Ron) Akke of New Haven, NJ, and sister in law Colleen Brantley of Riverdale, MI. He is also survived by granddog Harper and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and siblings: Robert Brantley, Gary Brantley, and Sue Ann Brantley.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

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