Dwain “Dean” Brant, 82, of Petersburg, and formerly of Ingraham, passed away 7:40 PM, Sunday, October 18, 2020, at the Springfield Memorial Hospital.
Dean was born on July 18, 1938, in Ingraham, the son of the late Johnnie Murphy and Ina Corrine (Lewis) Brant. He married Donna Fehrenbacher on June 19, 1960 at the Clay City Baptist Church, and they shared 60 years of marriage. Dean worked as a barber, worked for the Road Master Factory for over 37 years, and had a lifetime love of farming. He was a member of the Ingraham Christian Church for many years, and then in 2013 became a member of the Bible Grove Christian Church. Dean loved to play horseshoes and bowl, he also loved to sing in the Kingdom Men Quartet, he and his wife sang in many weddings and funerals over the years. Dean really enjoyed a good meal and loved to garden.
Dean is survived by his wife; Donna Brant, of Petersburg, Illinois, children; Josh (Jackie) Brant, of Petersburg, Shelley (Richard) Murry, of Ringgold, Georgia, Deanna (John) Cox, of Concord, North Carolina, 9 grandchildren; Jonathan (Nicole) Cox, of Lincoln, Illinois, Jennifer Cox, of Concord, North Carolina, Brant (Amanda) Murry, of Calhoun, Georgia, Jordan (Sarah) Murry, of Rocky Face, Georgia, Jacob Brant, Johnnie Brant, Joseline Brant, Jillian Bran, Joshua Brant, Jr., all of Petersburg. 7 great grandchildren; Charlotte Cox, Cordelia Cox, both of Lincoln, Zoey Molina, Emma Molina, both of Concord, North Carolina, Sadie Murry, of Calhoun, Georgia, Ridgeland Hixon, Reid Murry, both of Rocky Face, Georgia. He is also survived by a brother; Dennis (Janet) Brant, of Fairfield, Illinois, sister-in-law; Lou Anna Brant of Clay City, Illinois, and many nieces and nephews.
Mr. Brant was preceded in death by his parents, and brother; Donald Brant.
Graveside services honoring the life of Dean will be held at 3:30 PM, Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at the Ingraham Cemetery, with Ron Payne officiating, and burial will follow. Visitation will be held on Wednesday afternoon at the McGriff & Triplett Funeral Home in Louisville where friends may call from 2 to 3 PM. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. Due to health concerns related to COVID-19, it is recommended if you’re attending the services please wear a mask and social distance yourself from others.
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