Kenneth Reid Bryant

Published 11:16 am Monday, November 8, 2010

COLERAIN – Kenneth Reid Bryant, age 84 of Colerain, a wonderful father, grandfather, husband and brother, passed away peacefully Saturday, November 6, 2010 surrounded by family and friends.

Mr. Bryant was born November 18, 1925 in Bertie County to the late Arthur Bryant and Opie Mitchell Bryant.

Mr. Bryant was a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII serving with the 301 Special Service Company in the Pacific Theater and served in Korea with the 592nd Amphibian Group. He served in the US Army National Guard for 30 years, was owner operator of Kenny’s Clover Farm in Colerain for 15 years, retired from Roanoke-Chowan Community College after 20 years as Continuing Education Coordinator.

Throughout his life he was an active member of Colerain Baptist Church where he served as a deacon. He was a retired member of the Colerain Rescue Squad, which he founded in 1960; was a past member of the Lions Club; past Commander of American Legion Post 388 in Colerain and was a volunteer with the March of Dimes.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Colerain Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Cemetery. Rev. Don Roberts and Rev. Shelby Stephens will officiate.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years, Ruby Miller Bryant of the home; sons, Kenneth Reid Bryant Jr and his wife, Terry Minges Bryant, of Greenville and Michael Wayne Bryant and his wife, Beth Bryant, of Ahoskie; and a daughter, Amy Bryant Bracy and her husband, Darrell T. Bracy, of Winton; a sister, Finette Bryant Matthews; and a brother, Bill Bryant; grandchildren, Kenneth R. Bryant III, Laura Bryant, Hayes Bryant, Miller Bryant, Emily Bracy and Hunter Bracy; and his dog, Tippy.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Deborah Ann Bryant; and a brother, A.D. Bryant.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Garrett-Jones Funeral Home in Ahoskie and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Colerain Baptist Church, 202 N. Main St., Colerain, NC 27924 or the Colerain Rescue Squad.

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Garrett-Jones Funeral Home is serving the Bryant family.