CHINQUAPIN - John William Bryan born Jan. 27, 1929, went to meet his Lord on April 17, 2013. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Sudie F. Bryan; his beloved wife, Nell Mitchell Bryan; and his son, John Michael Bryan Sr.
He is survived by daughter, Linda Bryan Murphy and husband Paige; son, Robert Bryan and wife Margot; and his daughter-in-law, Harriet H. Bryan. He was blessed to be Pa to his grandchildren, Heather Bryan Young, John Michael Bryan Jr., Erin Murphy Mobley, Bryan Murphy, Hadley Bryan; and four great-grandchildren.
John worked as a mechanic at Camp Lejeune for 47 years and seven months. He devoted his life to talking care of his family. Even as his health failed, he tried to take care of his children. He would remind us all to be careful, watch out for the other cars and "don't let anyone take advantage of you."
Pa, as he was affectionately known, believed that he would meet his maker when it was his time. He would quote "God knew the end from the beginning, even where every sparrow fell."
The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Serenity Funeral Home in Beulaville. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at Serenity Funeral Home with burial following at the Hosea Fountain Cemetery in Fountaintown.
Condolences may be sent at SerenityNC.com.
Arrangements by Serenity Funeral Home, Beulaville.