Alonzo Bryant, age 85, Erwin, passed away Monday, September 2, 2019 at the Johnson City Medical Center. He was a son of the late James and Naomi Howell Bryant. Alonzo was a native of Poplar, NC, but lived in Pennsylvania for forty years before returning to Mitchell County, NC in 1988 and then to Erwin in October 2010.
Alonzo was a retired truck driver with twenty-five years of service. He had over two million miles of safe driving awards.
Alonzo was a loving father and husband. He loved farming, woodworking, cooking, hunting, and fishing. He had a corn mill and ground corn.
Alonzo made three cathedral window quilts. He was always willing to help others and everyone he met was a friend.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant brother, Charles Bryant; two brothers-in-law Garfa Peterson and George Phillips.
Those left to cherish his memory, include his wife of fifty-three years, Muriel Young Bryant; two sons: Jim Bryant (Judi), of Downingtown, PA, Richard Bryant (Julie), of Honeybrook, PA; one daughter, Susan Bryant, of Coatesville, PA; five brothers: Richard Bryant (Patty), of Erwin, Douglas Bryant (Carolyn), of Poplar, NC, Dewey Bryant, Kenneth Bryant (Charlotte), Wayne Bryant, all of Yancey County, NC; three sisters: Betty Peterson, of Erwin, Dorothy Peterson, of Poplar, NC, Daphne Phillips, of Garner, NC; nine grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Per Alonzo’s wishes there will not be any funeral services held.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in memory of Alonzo Bryant to: American Diabetes Association at https://donations.diabetes.org or by mail: American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 15829 Arlington, VA 22215 or to the American Heart Association at https://www2.heart.org or by mail: American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association PO Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692
Online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with the Bryant family through our complimentary, interactive Book of Memories at www.ledfordfuneralhomes.com.
Robert Ledford Funeral Home, 720 Ohio Avenue, Erwin, is privileged to serve the Bryant family. (423) 743-1380.