Brantley “B W” Webster Coile, Jr., 75, known to many by the name of his comedic character Roscoe PuCannon, died peacefully Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014. of lung cancer.
A son of Crawford, GA, he was born on April 22, 1939, to Brantley Webster Coile, Sr. and Jessie Davison Coile.
Entrepreneur, businessman and entertainer, B W, served the community in a number of ways over his 60-year career. Other than some early jobs and a stint in the United States Air Force, he applied his creativity, intelligence, and unflagging energy to starting and running a number of successful businesses including Master’s Garage, Coile Discount Furniture, Coile Manufacture’s Outlet, Coile Sound Company, B W Coile Land Company, and Southern Forest Homes, where he built innovative houses of his own design.
For all those accomplishments, he will be most remembered for his efforts as an entertainer and master of ceremonies for the Colbert Fourth of July Celebration, the Comer Christmas parade, the Madison County Fair, and many other venues around the area. His character Roscoe PuCannon was loved by many who didn’t even know his real name. In addition B W was a country music songwriter and performer with numerous records and albums.
Survivors include a son, Brantley Webster Coile, III, Athens; daughter, Deena Renee Parham, Colbert; sisters, Josephine Taylor, Vicky Smith (Marvin), and Doris Aldrich (Stan); four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Services will be private.
Lord & Stephens Danielsville is in charge of arrangements.