George Wilkie Bryant: Obituary


George Wilkie Bryant

August 29, 1943 – June 01, 2019

Mr. George Wilkie Bryant, age 75, of Crandall, Georgia went home to be with his Savior and Lord on June 1, 2019. He fought a good fight for 17 months with cholangiocarcinoma and liver cancer.

He was born August 29, 1943, in Dalton, Georgia. He was a 1961 graduate of Murray County High School. He studied Voice at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He was a longtime member of Sumach Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he was a dedicated elder, Sunday school teacher, and choir member. He sang bass for 30 years with the Canaanland Quartet. He served six years in the United States Army Reserves. After retirement, he was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and the Little Book Ministry.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clint and Jane Wilkie Bryant, and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Earl and Magdalene Stafford.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Alicia Stafford Bryant, and sons, JoDan Bryant and wife, Lisa, of Crandall and Jamie Bryant and fiancée, Anne Krumme, of Dalton, Georgia. He was affectionately known as “Gramps” by his granddaughter, Kaitlin Nicole Bryant of Varnell, Georgia and grandson, Avery Clint Bryant of Crandall. He is also survived by his sister, Debbie Bryant Wilson of Crandall, and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Stanley and Gail Stafford and Janice and Jennis Everette. A number of cousins, nieces, and nephews also survive.

Services to celebrate the life of George Bryant will be held Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Sumach Cumberland Presbyterian Church at 2:00 pm. Reverend Tom Clark, Larry Brock, and Patrick Wilson are officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 167 of Chatsworth.

The family will receive friends at Peeples Funeral Home of Chatsworth, Georgia from 4:00 pm until 9:00 pm on Monday, June 3, 2019. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Gideons International, P. O. Box 44, Chatsworth, Georgia 30705.

A special thanks is extended to all the doctors, nurses, and technicians who treated him, also to Hamilton Hospice and especially Tammy Crump and Dee Dee Underwood.

Peeples Funeral Home & Crematory of Chatsworth is in charge of the arrangements.

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