The Obituary for Mr. Wilford Cecil “Sausage” Bryant


Mr. Wilford Cecil “Sausage” Bryant

October 22, 1915 – December 22, 2018


Funeral Service for Mr. Wilford Cecil “Sausage” Bryant, 103, of Alexander City, Alabama, will be Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Alexander City Methodist Church. Dr. Albert Pike and Rev. Wayne Cowhick will officiate. Burial will follow in the Hillview Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Radney Funeral Home. Mr. Bryant will Lie in State 1 hour prior to the service at the church. The Alex City Honor Guard will provide Military Honors.

Mr. Bryant passed away on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at his residence. He was born on October 22, 1915 in Tallapoosa County to William Gaston Bryant and Janie Browning Bryant. He was a WWII Army Veteran. Mr. Bryant retired from Russell Corporation after 44 years of service. He was an active member of Alexander City Methodist Church where he was one of the founding members. Mr. Bryant was also a founding member of the Alex City Rescue Squad and a member of the Alex City Honor Guard. He played and coached baseball for years and loved the Atlanta Braves. He also enjoyed fishing, eating fresh oysters, volunteering at the Jim Pearson School and helping cook for CACC events. Mr. Bryant was a Southern Gentleman that touched many lives in Tallapoosa County.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Sara Welch Bryant; son, David Bryant (Tammy); daughter, Susan Hardy (Ray); grandsons, Jim Hardy (Kristi) and Jeffrey Hardy (Amanda); great grandson, Mason Bryant Hardy and his sister, Lorinza Knight.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Rilance Bryant, Harold Bryant and Cragford Bryant.

The family will accept flowers or memorials may be made to the Alex City Rescue Squad, Alex City Honor Guard or to the Alexander City Methodist Church.