BRYANT, JIM, 84
Greenwood, SC - James "Jim" Carlton Bryant, 84, resident of 321 Green Oaks Road, husband of Clarice Smith Bryant died Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at Hospice House.
Born in Greenwood, December 25, 1929, he was a son of the late Lisbon Carlton and Lucille Dutton Bryant. Mr. Bryant was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He retired after twenty-two years obtaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. He enjoyed reuniting yearly with those who had served with him in the 187th Field Artillery Observation Battalion.
He formerly lived in Lexington, SC for twenty-six years before retiring to Ocala, FL, where he lived for thirteen years and had recently moved to Greenwood where he grew up.
A member of College Road Baptist Church in Ocala, FL, Mr. Bryant had most recently attended West Side Baptist Church in Greenwood.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Bryant. Surviving in addition to his wife of the home are three children, James Anthony Bryant, Cynthia Carole Boone and Sherry Marie Warner; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, F.O. "Smiley" Bryant and wife Connie and Joel R. Bryant and wife Jewell; a sister, Betty Graham and husband Mike; and a sister-in-law, Doris Bryant
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2:00 PM from the Blyth Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Anthony Bryant and Reverend Hal Lane officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Oakbrook Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Bryant, Jamie Bryant, Kyle Graham and Mark Bryant.
The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home from 1:00 PM until the service hour and at other times at the home.
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Blyth Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Greenwood, SC is assisting the Bryant family.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Jan. 3 to Jan. 4, 2014