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James BryantFebruary 2, 1926 ~ September 28, 2017 (age 91)
Funeral service for James I. Bryant, age 91, of Clarksville, TN will be on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM at Sykes Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the time of service. James passed on September 28, 2017 at his residence.
He was born in February 2, 1926 in Marion, TN, the son of the late Alex Bryant and Doshie Ferrell Bryant. James was a retired electrician, farmer, and also worked in his family's sawmill. He loved baseball, Nascar (#24), and even raced cars in his younger years. His grandkids called him Papa James. He was a former deacon and Sunday School teacher at Gracey Avenue Church.
He is survived by his wife, Helga Bryant, son, James A. Bryant, daughters, Deborah Bryant, Barbara Penrod, and step-children; Sabine (Jerry) Price, Marliese (Timothy) Jarrett, and Thomas Flagg, Jr., two sisters, Ruth Suiter and Skrippy (Tommy) McIntosh. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Susan McDonald, grandson, Shawn Rico, and brothers, Carl Soda and Ronnie Bryant, sisters, Thelma Perry and Lucy Armbruster.
Pall bearers will be Randy Bryant, Walt Bryant, Mike Bryant,Frank Suiter,Ralph Payne,Tommy Flagg. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Bryant and Jerry Price.
Online condolences may be made at www.sykesfuneralhome.com