Jerry Wayne Bryson, 77, of Lanett passed away on September 30, 2019 at EAMC in Opelika, Alabama.
The family will receive friends for Visitation on Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm EDT at Bluffton Funeral Services in Lanett, Alabama. Funeral services will be held at Bluffton Funeral Services on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 11:00 am EDT. Graveside Service will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Lanett, Alabama. Dr. Darren White will officiate.
He was born in Wadley Alabama on May 26, 1942 to the late JVan and Ina Mae Bryson. He was a graduate of Lanett High School. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Navy, serving during the Viet Nam conflict. Jerry received many citations in the Navy including Meritorious unit commendation, Navy”E” Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, and Presidential Unit Citation. After his service, Jerry worked for West Point Pepperell at Shawmut, Riverdale and Lanett mills. He then was employed at Valley Times News as Pressroom Foreman until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of Lanier Baptist Church in Fredonia, Alabama. Jerry loved to bass fish and enjoyed social media on the internet. He was an avid Alabama football fan.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William Bryson, his sister Catherine Bryson Daniel.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Judy Thompson Bryson, son John Bryson, daughter Jennifer(Mathew)Hill, brothers Terry(Lisa) Bryson and Ronnie(Toni) Bryson; his grandchildren Jessica(Austin)Kilgore, Brooklyn (Raffa) Hewett, Gavin(Ellisa) O’barr, Skyler O’Barr(Josh Cleavland), Skyler Hill, and Lane Hill, and five great grandchildren.
Bluffton Funeral Services of Lanett, AL is directing.