Mr. Joe Walter Bryant, 77 of Mount Airy passed away at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home Sunday, June 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Surry County on April 17, 1937 to the late Walter Marion and Addie Smith Bryant. Mr. Bryant served in the U.S. Army from 1965 1966. He retired from as owner and operator of Oak Grove Market after working for Parrish Tire with 25 years of service. Mr. Bryant was faithful member of Oak Grove Baptist Church where he served as deacon, Sunday School Superintendent ,teacher and on the Board of Trustees. He is survived by his devoted wife of 56 years, JoAnn Coalson Bryant of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Mike Stanley of Mount Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Lisa Bryant of Mount Airy; grandchildren, Justin Bryant, William Bryant, Brent Woods and Trent Stanley; a sister, Alice Bowman of Mount Airy and a sister-in-law, Sadie Bryant of Mount Airy. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by a sister, Frances Bryant, brothers, Porter and Weldon Bryant and a son-in-law, Tim Woods and a step brother, Aaron Brintle. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Rev.Alton Bledsoe and Rev. Grover Holder officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military rites to be conducted by the VFW Memorial Honor Guard Post #2019 and Post 9436 Pilot Mountain. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm Tuesday at Oak Grove Baptist Church. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Joana nd Howard Woltsz Hospice Home. 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27107 ot to Oak Grove Baptist Church, 272 Oak Grove Church Road, Mount Airy, NC 27030. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.