CPT Jerry L. Brantley was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 01/19/2015 at the age of 76.0 from Colon cancer
Rocky Mount, NC
Flight Classes 66-23 and 66-21
Date of Birth 01/31/1939
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with A/501 AVN in 66-67, 71 AHC in 67-68, 282 AHC in 70
This information was provided by Sammie Williams

More detail on this person: Jerry Lendo Brantley, 75, passed away, Monday, January 19, 2015, after a brave battle with colon cancer. He was born in Wilson County on January 31, 1939, to the late Samuel Lendo and Evelyn Barnes Brantley. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant brother, and a sister, Constance Connie Lucile Brantley Smith Lloyd. Jerry is survived by his wife, Margie Parker Brantley; a son, Jerry Lendo Len Brantley, Jr. and wife, Linda Trunk Brantley; three grandchildren, Caleb McCray Brantley, Griffin Scott Brantley and McKenna Gail Brantley and a nephew, Stevie Smith. Jerry received a B.S. Degree in Aviation from Excelsior University of the State of New York. He received a B.S. Degree in Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle University, and he attended Campbell University. Jerry was a retired Army Pilot, as well as a North Carolina State Employee. In the Army, he served two tours of duty in Vietnam as a combat helicopter pilot. He also served in the National Guard. His ranks included four levels of Warrant Officer, First Lieutenant, and Captain. At the state level, he flew for four governors, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Commerce. Jerry received numerous military honors and awards. He was also awarded the Vietnam Conflict Cross of Military Service by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. Jerry had a lifetime interest in flying. He subscribed to many flying magazines, and he was a member of the Army Aviation Association of America. Jerry loved animals, and he was sympathetic and generous to those in need. A visitation will be held at 11:00 am Friday, January, 23, 2015, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with a Funeral Mass following at 12:00 pm. The committal will be held at 3:30 pm at Forest Hill Cemetery in Nashville. Cornerstone Funeral Home is honored to be caring for the Brantley family and words of comfort may be shared at Cornerstone Funeral Home 1052 South First Street, Nashville, NC 27856.

Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Jan. 22, 2015

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