Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 12:29 pm
The Messenger, September 10, 2012
Dale Eugene Bryant, 86, of Union City died Sept. 9, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at White-Ranson Funeral Home, with the Rev. Eddie Mallonee officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jerry Leggett. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery near Union City.
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be John Palmer, Lawrence Palmer, Thomas Bryant, Ben Bryant, Dean Laird and Alan Elkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Perryman and the Brotherhood and members of Adult I Sunday School Class at Union City Second Baptist Church.
The family requests that memorials be made to Helping Hand Ministry, 430 North Miles Ave., Union City, TN 38261; or Union City Second Baptist Church, designated to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, 831 North Everett Blvd., Union City, TN 38261.
He was born June 27, 1926, in Obion County, son of the late Alonzo Bryant and the late Stella (Ferguson) Bryant Huckeby. He married the former Fay Williams Nov. 16, 1948. She survives. He had worked for 10 years for the former Ten-Ark-Ky-Mo in Union City and had been the owner of Dale Bryant Installations for 60 years, the former Dale Bryant Cash and Carry, West Main Auto Wash and the former West Side Builders, all in Union City. He was a member and deacon emeritus of Union City Second Baptist Church, where he served as a preschool and children’s Sunday school teacher. He was a member of the Brotherhood and the missions’ team and served on several committees at the church, as well. He was a 50-year member of Union City Masonic Lodge No. 538, Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 132, Union City Council No. 122 and Union City Commandery No. 29.
He had been a member and president of the former Union City Lions Club and had been a member of the board and chairman of the West Tennessee Easter Seals Society. He was a member of the board of directors of Community Developmental Services Inc. and had been board president and a longtime volunteer for Helping Hand Ministry. He was also vice president of the Salem Cemetery Association.
Bryant was a founder and was a member of the board of directors of the former First Volunteer Bank in Union City, and he continued to serve on the board of directors of the bank, now known as First Citizens National Bank.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years; his daughter and son-in-law, Glenda and John Palmer of Nolensville; his son, Damon Bryant of Union City; three grandsons, Lawrence Palmer of Nashville and Thomas Bryant and Ben Bryant, both of Union City; four great-grandchildren, Darryn Bryant, Johnathan Bryant, Mallory Bryant and Audrey Bryant, all of Union City; his sister, Virginia Smith of Union City; his brother, Billy Joe Bryant of South Fulton; and several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his brother, Prather Bryant; and his sister, Mildred Mayhall.
Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: www.white-ranson.com.