John Thomas Bryant

By Staff
July 14, 2006
Funeral for John Thomas Bryant, 86, of Danville was Sunday, July 16, at 3 p.m. at McKendree Methodist Church with the Revs. Virgil Bohn, Grad Tanner and Dr. David Parker officiating and Peck Funeral Home directing.
Burial was in Friendship Baptist Cemetery, south of Danville.
Mr. Bryant died Friday, July 14, 2006, at the Folsom Center in Cullman. He was born Feb. 3, 1920, in Cullman County attending Battle Ground Elementary School, later moving to Cullman High School for four years while his father, William "Bill" Bryant served as tax collector in Cullman County. He completed his high school education at West Point graduating in 1940.
During World War II, Mr. Bryant served four years in the European Campaign primarily attached to the 346th Fighter Squadron of the 8th Army Air Force. Mr. Bryant was a rural letter carrier for 27 years delivering mail beginning with Route 2 Danville, later Route 3, and finally Route 1 Danville in Morgan County. He became a member of McKendree United Methodist Church, April 6, 1953, and had been an active member for 53 years serving as choir director for 26 years. He also served as school trustee of Massey schools from 1957 to 1963 and Scoutmaster from 1961 to 1963.
His parents, William "Bill" Bryant and Oma Brazill Bryant, preceded him in death.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lorene Dutton Bryant; a son, John S. Bryant and wife Laurie of Vinemont; a daughter, Pamela Downing Bryant Owens of Falkville; four grandchildren, Mitchell Bryant Owens and wife Crystal, John Wesley Owens, David Owens and Drew Owens; and a sister, Ola Smithson.
Pallbearers were Mitchell Bryant Owens, David Owens, John Wesley Owens, Rufus Penn and Jack Summerford.
Honorary pallbearers were Preston Bryant, Milford Fields, Bill Lewis, Milton Aldridge and Tony Smithson.

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