Brantner, Charles

Charles Ronald "Ron" Brantner

February 8, 1936 - December 16, 2019

Charles Ronald "Ron" Brantner of Allen, Texas passed away peacefully in his home on Monday, December 16, 2019, at the age of 83. He was born on February 8, 1936 to Kay Parrack Brantner and Pearl Marie Hoover Brantner in Littlefield, Texas. He is survived by his daughter, Debra Coburn and her husband, Michael Coburn of Allen, Texas and daughter, Ronda Mullins of Platte City, Missouri; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and numerous other loving family and friends. Mr. Brantner was preceded in death by his parents, Kay P. and Pearl Marie Brantner; his brother Ralph Brantner and three sisters: Irene Lemley of Houston, Texas; Doris Maness of Conway, Arkansas and Joyce Morin Wooten from Mexia, Texas.

After graduating from Texas Tech University, Ron began a career with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in his home state of Texas on January 2, 1962. Ron made several transfers with the USDA, in 1966 to the Washington DC office, followed by Orlando, Florida in 1971, Little Rock, Arkansas in 1978, Phoenix, AZ in 1981 and lastly to Nashville, Tennessee in 1986. His entire career was devoted to agricultural statistics. After 31 years, Ron retired on January 2, 1993 with the Nashville, Tennessee office. Ron later moved to Ruidoso, New Mexico and in the Spring of 2012, decided he wanted to live near his daughter Debra and her husband, Michael Coburn and he moved to Allen, Texas.

Ron enjoyed writing poetry and short stories for his grandchildren. He devoted a great deal of his retirement years to research of his family Genealogy and in the writing of his parent’s story in his book entitled "The Brantners" K.P. & Pearl Marie, which he completed in 1998.

Interment will be at Red Mud Cemetery in Spur, Texas.


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Ron was a dearly beloved friend and neighbor. He was a friend to everyone he met and all of us at Discovery Village are going to miss him. He will be especially missed by his weekly card playing friends who loved his wit, smarts, knowing all the words to old songs and his teasing. Ron loved playing cards so much, that a little over two years ago he went out and bought a dining table big enough to sit the six us us! That's the kind of guy he was!! He will be sorely missed!! Billie Dickson, January 4, 2020 Mama Co and Daddy Co, I love you both very much. It is a difficult time, just know how much you are loved and supported. Mary Ann Hughes, January 2, 2020 I am so sorry for the loss of your father. It was nice that he lived here and you were able to spend the time with him that I know you cherish. Kerri McDaniel, January 1, 2020 Uncle Ronnie, you will be missed. I will always remember your dry sense of humor and unassuming way of making everyone around you feel at ease. I loved visiting you and Aunt Billie and am so thankful I can call you my uncle. Love, Tina Tina Bayles , December 31, 2019 I will miss our fun card games with the four of us. RIP Ron.
Barbara Kayser, December 29, 2019 Ron was a fun friend and companion to my mother when they lived in Parkview Senior Living Center in Allen. He will be missed and fondly remembered. Lois Harker, December 29, 2019 So sorry to hear. RIP Ron, you were an amazing man.
Chaes, December 29, 2019 I met Ron several years ago one day when I was downstairs at Parkview and saw a man wearing a Texas Tech cap. I introduced myself as also a fan of Tech, and that began a unique friendship. I said "several years" - He would have probably remembered exactly how many years and how many months. He was a record-keeper and I teased him about being OCD. Ron's apartment was one floor above mine and we spent many hours visiting in each other's apartment and over meals here and elsewhere. We shared memories, stories, using computers, confidences, and jokes. His moving to another facility left a void in my life and that of other friends at Parkview. But, as he recently told me, "he needed to go and I needed to stay..." I have a collection of his writings and two very special things he gave to me. I shall always remember him as a special friend. I shall look for you, Ron, when I enter that Heavenly home!
Elsie Hayes, December 29, 2019 Debra & Michael, We know how difficult this time is as we have both experienced the loss of a parent. We are praying for peace and comfort for you and just remember, everyone grieves in their own way and timing. Sending you lots of love. Tim & Ann Penot The Penot's, December 28, 2019 Ron was the smartest, kindest, funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to not only call Dad but to call my friend! I used to love how we used to say to each other "You're my favorite Father-in-Law" and he used to say I was his "Favorite Son-in-Law" and we would just laugh because I was his only son-in-law and he was my only father-in-law. I loved how we used to sit around telling jokes back and forth while drinking some wine for hours. We had a lot in common and that made it easy to talk with him, we talked about guns, coins, business, jokes and the countless hours he would talk about his family and growing up in Texas. I used to love hearing all the stories about the family grocery store and the way they grew up and all the conveniences we take for granted that they did not have. I still can't believe he is gone and I will never be able to sit around the kitchen table and drink a glass of wine or two and just talk for hours with him anymore. Also another memory of mine is how knowledgeable he was about the Bible and I could ask him anything and he had a story about it, I will miss him terribly! I Love You Dad and will think of you often and all that you have taught me I will never forget and I will never forget you! Your favorite Son-in law- Michael
Michael Coburn, December 27, 2019