William Alvin Brant, 72, of White Oak passed away Friday morning, Dec. 22, 2017, at his residence after an extended illness.

Born in Sylvania, his parents were William Leo Brant and Selma Godbee Brant. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sheila Edna Williams Brant; his second wife, Kathy Elaine Head Brant; two sisters, Mildred Elizabeth Steed and Beatrice Roberta Williams; and a brother, David Franklin Brant.

William was a heavy equipment operator for the Camden County Board of Commissioners and was a collector and an avid NASCAR fan.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Tony Brant Elaina of Broxton; three daughters and a son-in-law, Terri Leanne McDonald (Brian) of Screven, Christine Cecilia Manbeck of Chiefland, Fla., and Traci Manbeck of Kingsland; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Carolyn Cannon; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Leo Brant (Diane) of Screven, Lannie Brant (Janice) of White Oak and Billy Brant (Lucille) of Woodbine; and also several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at Frye Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the chapel of Frye Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Pallbearers were Michael Padgett, Scott McDonald, Garrett Grant, Myron Kin, Robert Brant, James Brant and Russell Hatzke.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home in Nahunta.

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