LAKELAND - Mr. William Carl Brancke, 48, died Sunday February 3, 2013 from injuries resulting from a motorcycle accident.
Bill was born July 14, 1964 in Plattsburg, NY. He was an avid motorcycle rider and enjoyed working on his Harley Davidson. He was a member of the Avengers motorcycle club, known by his brothers and others as "Hopalong". Bill worked for Yellow Freight Company in Cleveland, OH, for 14 years and most recently was a truck driver for Star Distribution warehousing Company, Plant City. Bill spent time with his brothers from the Avengers motorcycle club traveling to various destinations. Bill was a Pittsburg Steelers fan and liked new foods and different restaurants.
Bill is survived by his wife Jackie Bellanco Brancke, Lakeland; his 2 sons, Chris, and Bryan, 1 daughter Gabrielle, all from Erie, PA; his parents Bill and Priscilla Brancke, Winter Haven; 3 sisters Pamela (Leigh) Guenther, Winter Haven, Carol (Alan) Rupp, Cary, NC, and Kate (Chad) Keene, Hunterville, NC and 1 grandchild.
Visitation will be at Lakeland Funeral Home Chapel Saturday February 9, 2013 from 10 - 12 am with funeral services to follow at 12 noon. Lakeland Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens are in charge of arrangements at 2125 South Bartow Hwy., Lakeland FL.
Published in Ledger from February 7 to February 8, 2013