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
Cornerstone Funeral Home 1052 South First Street,
Nashville, NC 27856.
Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Jan. 22, 2015
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