Colonel Robert Jerry Bryant

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Service for Colonel Robert Jerry Bryant, 84, will be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center with Dr. Derek Staples officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Col. Bryant passed away peacefully at his home on December 30, 2016 with his family at his side. Col. Bryant is survived by his wife of 61 years, Merrell Bryant; his daughters, Debbie Owens and Janet Bryant Kendrick (Robert Burbank); his sons, Greg Bryant (Sabrina) and Steve Bryant (Laura); nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Col. Bryant was a native of Sikeston, Missouri. In 1955 he graduated with honors from Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. He served in the Army for 26 years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. Jerry was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and RL Bryant and his sister, Bonnie Bryant Sindle. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mission Fund of First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, 230 7th Street NE. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.klbrownfuneralhome.com. K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center 322 Nisbet Street NW Jacksonville, AL 36265 (256) 435-7042
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K.L. Brown Funeral Home and Crematory
322 Nisbet Street NW
Jacksonville, AL 36265
(256) 435-7042
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Published in The Anniston Star on Jan. 4, 2017
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