Richard Leighton Brantner

In Memorial

Richard Leighton Brantner, infant son of Fallon Helona and Kyle Brantner, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2008. Private Graveside services will be Thursday, August 21st at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. David Booker officiating. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend, Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at

Survivors include Mom and Dad, brother, Michael Ruiz; sisters, Mikaela Ruiz and Kyler Brantner; grandparents, Laurie Helona and Kevin McGaugh, Mark Helona, Charlotte and Richard Brantner; great-grandparents, Lonnie and Linda Douthit, Raymond and Pat Helona, Betty and Robert Brantner, and Doris Bowen and the late Dan Bowen; great-great grandparents, Connie and Lola Douthit; aunts, Hillary Helona and Shelby Helona; uncle, William A. (Trey) Davidson III; great aunts and uncles, Lisa and Roy Black, Kim and Tommy Girard; and many cousins.

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Condolence Messages

  1. I wish I could be there with you in your time of need. I am saddened by your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  2. Amber (Johnson) Gillet

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of need.

  3. Cindy Foster and Wes Gholson

    Even though you don’t understand and we don’t understand why things happen the way they do, God knows the big picture and will help carry you through this time of sorrow. Genesis 31: 49…. The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
    You are all in our prayers.
    Cindy and Wes

  4. Donald & Pat Bowen

    We are sorry for your loss, and will be keeping you in our prayers. With love and sympathy from your uncle and aunt

  5. Jennifer Gilchrest-Edwards

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers. I can’t imagine your pain at this time. May the Lord protect and guide you in this troubling time.

  6. Jim, Carol and David

    We are so sorry for the loss of your baby boy. We are keeping you close in our hearts in the coming days,
    Uncle Jim, Carol
    and David

  7. Josh & Lori Allison

    Sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Kyle I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers. Joy

  9. Kathy & Michael Gene Schroeder

    Our prayers are with this dear family. Our wonderful God has a plan for all of us, especially concerning this precious child. Richard Leighton Brantner has touched all of our hearts and we must stand firm in our faith that God is in control and this is part of His plan. The poem below has no author, but I felt a need to share this with the family. I know in my own heart that Baby Richard Leighton Branter is in God’s arm’s and is safe for all eternity. We love you all. God Bless every member of this child’s family. We have been so blessed to know Linda and Lonnie Douthit and their family.

    Do not stand by my grave and weep
    For I am not there.
    I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow.
    I am diamonds that glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
    I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush
    I am the swift uplifting rush of butterflies in joyous flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there.
    I did not die.

  10. Paula D. Norwood

    Dear Kyle, Charlotte, Richard, & Trey
    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts as I know this is a very hard time for your family. God Bless!!

  11. Renee, Kylah, Khara Vrana and Jeremy Higginbotham

    Kyle we are so sorry to hear of your loss. God Bless your family.We are keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Shelley Chambers

    You are in my thoughts and in my prayers.

  13. Kyle and family-
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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