GASTONIA - Thurman Howard Bryant, 91 died June 26, after a long illness.
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He was born March 7, 1921 in Sylacauga, AL to the late John and Bertha (Howard) Bryant. Mr. Bryant served his country in the
U.S. Army during WWII in the Pacific Campaign.
Thurman is survived by his son, Don Bryant and wife, Rachel of Gastonia; siblings, Rev. Burel Bryant and wife, Peggy of Gastonia, sisters, Edna B. Carroll of Murrell's Inlet, SC, Barbara Jo B. Mitchell of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, son-in-law, Johnny McKenzie; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Edna Simmons Bryant, daughter, Joy Bryant McKenzie, brothers, J.W. Bryant, Arvel Bryant, Virgil Bryant, Bethel Bryant and sisters, Ollie Mae Bryant Schuller, Ethel Bryant Deaton and Verna Bryant Brooks.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Colonial Chapel Of Carothers Funeral Home 312 West 2nd Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Gaston County. The family would like to express their appre-ciation to the staff of Robin Johnson House for their dedicated care of Mr. Bryant.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com.
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Bryant family.
Published in Gaston Gazette on June 28, 2012