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Jerry Lee Bryant, Class of 1958

Thursday, October 17, 2013   (0 Comments)
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Jerry Lee Bryant, 80 passed away on September 14, 2013. He was born September 15, 1932. Mr. Bryant loved the Lord and his church. He was an active member of Donelson View Baptist Church where he served on committees, was a Sunday School teacher, and deacon. Jerry loved his family, always expressing it in words and actions. He was very protective of all loved ones. He graduated from Howard High School where he played all sports. He was in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and he graduated from Belmont College in 1958.

He was a successful businessman in insurance. He was married to his beloved wife on December 22, 1953. He was a long time member of The Ravenwood Club. He was an avid golfer and racquet ball player. He loved children "all the children of the world." He was preceded in death by parents, George Wesley Bryant and Thelma Bates Bryant Cox; aunt and uncle, Fred and Mildred Faust; Medlin family members Frank Leon and Mary Margaret Medlin, Dr. Vernon Medlin, Linda M. Malin and Christopher Marin. Survived by wife of 59 years, Jane M. Bryant; daughter, Lisa Bryant (David) Huber, Terry Rogers; aunt, Anita Lewis; god daughter, Timi Aboh; many loving family members. The service was held Wednesday September 16 at Donelson View Baptist Church with Bro. Bo Fawbush and Dr. Bruce Grubbs officiating. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Serving as Pallbearers were Tony Atkins, Kenneth Jones, Todd Tenpenny, Mark Baker, Michael Elsbury, Max Patton, Tim Wood and Dan Ellis. Honorary Pallbearers: David Huber, Dr. David Malin, Dr. David Russell Malin, Dr. William Rogers, Thomas Marin, Dennis Marin, Charles Oakley, Pete Parsons, Ron Snyder Jr. and Dan Waters. Visitation with the family was Tuesday September 16 at Hibbett and Hailey Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.


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