John Edward Bryant, 84, of Irving, formerly of Lamar County, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019, at his home.

Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Bright-Holland Funeral Home with Rev. Tiny Freelen officiating. Burial will follow in Providence Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Mr. Bryant, the son of John Austin Bryant & Hopie Mae Boles Bryant, was born Oct. 8, 1934, in Lamar County.

He attended Lamar County schools and was a truck driver during his working years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Sue Eatherly Bryant and four siblings; June Stewart, Jean Jordan, Mary Tidwell, and Wayne Bryant.

Survivors include five children; John W. Bryant & wife Libby of Lexington, NC, Joseph D. Bryant of Irving, Deborah Lowe of Trinity, NC, Lester Earl Bryant & wife Jamie of Sophia, NC and Donald Wayne Bryant of Randleman, NC, seventeen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, a sister, Maurine Hillman & husband Gerald of Yukon, OK, a brother-in-law, Travis Tidwell of Paris along with several nieces & nephews.

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