Jeffery Lynn Brantley

Jeffery Lynn (“WUG”) Brantley, 58, transitioned on October 15, 2021, in Las Vegas.


A musician, Jeff will be remembered by a wide array of family and friends, as well as the dedicated staff and fellow residents at Marquis Centennial Hills.


Although a long-time employee of Cox Communications in both California and Nevada, his heart, passion, and undeniable talent was music. As the bass player for the funk band, Khronic Break, Jeff poured his considerable soul into their well-developed sound. One of his greatest joys was to express himself through his chosen instrument.


If WUG had another title, it was Champion of the Underdog. Jeff’s compassion and empathy were apparent from an early age. While he revered all creatures, he was a special friend to all reptiles, large and small.


Jeff is survived by his parents, George Brantley and Transeda Kelley, as well as his Bonus Mom, Peg Brantley, and sister, Darla Pearsall.


Play on, Jeff. Play on.



Celebrations of Jeffery’s life will be held in Las Vegas and Denver.


Las Vegas:       Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

2-3 p.m.



2551 S. Ft. Apache Rd.

Las Vegas, NV 89117


Denver:           Wednesday, November 10th 2021

2-3 p.m.



6601 E. Colfax Avenue

Denver, CO 80220

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  • Debra Kay Burger
    October 25, 2021 10:31 pm

    This amazing photo is quintessential of Jeff’s robust spirit. He will certainly be well remembered by everyone who knew him. I met Jeff many years ago through my dear friend Kim, and I recall his love and caring for animals, kindness and consideration of others, always with a smile as big and beautiful as a vast ocean. I am so saddened now to know that the doors for musical creativity had been closed so unfairly and far too soon to him do to illness. In his passing, may he perhaps still be playing a beautiful groove with his bass on the other side, and most of all find complete peace ✌?

  • Gina Molendyk Cooper
    October 26, 2021 9:06 pm

    Forever in our hearts and memories. May you rest easy and peaceful. I loved working with you at Cox Communications. You were a dear sweet person to so many.

  • David Wilkins Sullivan
    October 26, 2021 9:11 pm

    He was such a great man

  • I worked with Jeffery while he was in the CommCenter in LasVegas he was a very compassionate and loving soul. His smile was infectious and his kindness was genuine. Though he has gone to glory he has left an indelible imprint on my Heart ❤️

  • My dear best friend who I will miss so much. Jeff was amazing. He was smart, funny, resilient and compassionate. Jeff liked to have a good time but he also welcomed the challenge of hard work and took satisfaction in a job well done.
    The void in my life is huge right now but I will carry his memory in my heart, forever.
    And I still have the green bear and Jeff knows what that is.

  • Heather Sanford
    October 28, 2021 1:47 am

    You will be missed, but not forgotten.

  • Jeff was an amazing friend, housemate, and bandmate. I’ll cherish the years we had writing, recording, and playing music together live. His incredible energy was loved by all and he was such a talented bass player. I know he’s up there still funkin’ with the “Great Purple God” in the sky as he put it. Miss you buddy!

  • I will always remember Jeff and his love for snakes which I will never forget he kept in his bedroom. I met Jeff through Kim when he was living in Dana Point he was the most loving and full of life person I’ve ever met. The world will be a less better place without him. He will be greatly missed.

  • Charlotte Welch
    November 2, 2021 4:16 am

    Well cousin, it’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other not proud of that but, I never forgot about you and prayed for you all the time. You will always be loved in my heart as I only wish you a peaceful rest in heaven.


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