Gordon T. Bryant
Funeral Date: 7/18/2012

Obituary:
Gordon T. Bryant, age 96, of Warren, AR died July 15, 2012. He was born December 1, 1915 in New Edinburg, AR to James and Bertha Haygood Bryant. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude Grice Bryant, a son, Raymond Bryant and brother Herman Bryant. Gordon is survived by two sons, Garland Ray Bryant and his wife, Bobye Ann; Morris Dean Bryant and wife, Debbie, of Warren; two daughters, Shirley Smalling and husband, Dennis, of Rogers, AR; Barbara Johnson and husband, James, of Hermitage, AR; one daughter-in-law, Joen Bryant, of Warren; ten grandchildren, Scotty Reed, Michelle Masica, April Reigner, Paige Hui, Leslie Reep, Darren Bryant, Brad Smalling, Misty Reynolds, Brandy Harrod, and Holly Cathey; nineteen great grandchildren, and one great, great grandchild. He was a WWII veteran, member Hopewell Baptist Church and member of the Huey Masonic Lodge #78 of New Edinburg. After his marriage to Gertrude in 1934, he began cutting logs for the Southern Lumber Company. In 1941he went to work for the W&OV Railroad firing the locomotive boiler. In 1946 he began working for the Southern Lumber Company and later Potlatch. For the next 35 years he held many positions including Power House engineer, Foreman of Machine Shop, Power House, and Fire Protection. In 1973 he became the Superintendent of Maintenance, Machine Shop, and Power House for both the Southern and Bradley Plants. He retired on January 1, 1981. After retirement, he and his wife, Gertrude, spent many happy years camping and fishing together before her death in 2002. Funeral services were held Wednesday July 18, at 10:00 a.m. at Frazers Chapel with Rev. John Kidwell officiating. Janice Sullivan was organist and Bob Haygood and Jonalyn Bryant were soloist. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery. Active pallbearers are the Masons. Memorials preferred Bradley County Veterans Museum; 210 N. Main St.; Warren, AR. 71671.

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Name: Susan Roberts
Message: Barbara, So sorry to read of the passing of your precious dad. You are in my thoughts.

Name: Bobby & Debbie Wilson
Message: Barbara and family, We are so sorry to hear about your father's passing. Please know that you all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Mike and Kim Harton
Message: We are so sorry to learn of the passing of Mr. Gordon. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Suzette Russell
Message: Thinking of you during this very difficult time. Suzette Russell & Sue Woodard

Name: Jimmy and Paula (Johnson) Tooke
Message: Barbara and Family: So sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Name: Sandra & Tommy Toole
Message: Shirley,Barbara,Joen, and Bryant family. we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Prayers for the family.

Name: Michael Langford
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Name: Hugh and Sherry Funderburg
Message: We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr Gordon . We hold each of you close in pray

Name: Stephanie Harton
Message: Barbara,Leslie and Darren: I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with each of you and your families.

Name: ANN RABB CURRY
Message: Garland and family: Sorry to hear of your dads passing. My sympathy to your family.

Name: nancy greenwood
Message: Prayers are with the family.

Name: Charles Landers
Message: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless you.

Name: Linda Davis
Message: Jim and I will keep your family in our prayers.

Name: Josh & Kali Belvedresi
Message: We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers!!

Name: Sonny & Linda Chambers
Message: Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Uncle Gordon was a wonderful person who loved his family very much. Be assured he is in Heaven with Aunt Gertrude who was the love of his life. You will all be in our prayers.

Name: Nora Pacheco
Message: Morris Dean and Barbara, so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers during this difficult time.