Rodney Sawyer (Bud) Bryson(1922 - 2013)


Rodney Sawyer "Bud" Bryson, born August 25, 1922, he passed away at the Baptist Village Care Center in Erlanger, KY, on Wednesday, August 21, 2013. He was the son of the late Judge Rodney G. Bryson and Ethel Arbill Bryson. Rodney practiced law for 53 years with the firm Ware, Bryson, West & Kummer. He graduated from University of Cincinnati (J.D.) in 1949; was a member of Phi Delta Phi and Beta Theta Pi; the Order the Coif ; Emeritus Fellow of the American College of Trial lawyers; the National Association of Railroad Trial Council; Past President of the Kenton County Bar Association; a member of the American Bar Association; He recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award from the N. KY. Bar Association and was a Charter Member of the N. Ky. Defense Council. He was also Legal Council and a Volunteer for the Mary Rose Mission and a World War II Army Air Corps Veteran. Rodney was the beloved husband of Jean Darnell Reilly Bryson; loving father of Carla Bryson Price; loving step-father of Karen Clos (Jeff), Peggy Winters (Mike), Rene O'Shaghnessy (Denny), Michael Reilly (Corrine), Patrick Rielly (Mandy), the loving grandfather of eleven and loving great-grandfather of two. A Visitation Monday from 4:00pm to 6:30pm at the Mary Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Rd., Erlanger, KY. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6:30pm. at the Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Erlanger, Kentucky. Burial will take place in the St. Mary's Cemetery in Ft. Mitchell. Memorials are suggested to the Mary, Queen of Heaven Church, 1150 Donaldson Road, Erlanger, KY 41018. Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home serving the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Published in the Kentucky Enquirer from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2013