Walter Cype “W.C.” Bryant, Jr.

September 13, 1934 - June 12, 2019

09/13/1934 - 06/12/2019

Past Services

Monday June 17, 2019
10:00 am - 10:45 am
Meherrin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855
Monday June 17, 2019
11:00 am
Meherrin Baptist Church
519 Meherrin Lane
Murfreesboro, NC 27855

MURFREESBORO, NC – Walter Cype “W.C.” Bryant, Jr., age 84, passed away on June 12, 2019 at the Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital of Ahoskie, NC.

Mr. Bryant was born in Hertford County, NC, on September 13, 1934, a son of the late Walter Cype and Morris Woodard Bryant. Walter worked as a carpenter for Hill Enterprises for over 20 years and later as Maintenance Supervisor for Chowan University for 20 years.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife Phyllis Underwood Bryant, two sons, Walter Michael Bryant of Ahoskie, NC, and Gordon Paul Bryant and wife, Dottie of Farmville, NC; a granddaughter, Kathleen Bryant Sharp and husband, David of Mobile, AL; and a grandson, Stephen Paul Bryant of Raleigh, NC; two great grandsons, Royce Bryant Sharp and Grady Dolan Sharp of Mobile, AL; his sister, Kathryn Bryant White and husband, Bitsy of Advance, NC; and his brother, Billy Woodard Bryant of Warner Robins, GA.

The family will receive friends on Monday, June 17, 2019, from 10:00 am until 10:45 am at Meherrin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, prior to services. A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 11:00 am at the Meherrin Baptist Church, Murfreesboro, NC, with Rev. John Porter officiating. A private burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in W.C.’s memory to the American Cancer Society, 930-B Wellness Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834; or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bryant family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Julie Emory
4 years ago

Sincere condolences to W. C.’s family. He was a good friend. He always came by our office at Chowan and had a funny story to share about fishing. He was fun to be around and will surely be missed. I had not seen him in a long time and he came by Chowan not so long ago and he was just the same as I remembered him. Prayers for peace and comfort to the family.

delores bryant
4 years ago

” WHATS IN THE POT ” ??? he would call and ask before coming up … i remember riding bycycles , to town to visit james gatling and family on main street …. many many good times. may God bless family and friends.

Jeff and Pam Mault (Lloyd and Lola Moore's granddaughter)
4 years ago

Phyllis and family, We are so sorry for the passing of W.C. He was so gentle and kind, and we always looked forward to seeing both of you at the Moore family reunion each Easter. As you cry and mourn your loss, remember the fun times and the silly things said and then laugh. W.C. would have wanted that. We love you and are praying for all of you during this difficult time. With love …

donna bryant conner
4 years ago

knew and loved this man my whole childhood ,, what i remember most, WC and Phyllis coming to our house and roasting oysters !!!! he was the most fun; always having a good time …. i thought of him as an uncle, even though he was my cousin….. God bless you phyllis , michael and paul ,, my prayers for comfort .

Glynda McFadden Turner
4 years ago

So sorry to Ms. Phyllis and all the family.

debbie cobb
4 years ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Years ago we rented every year from them at Nags Head in Collington and had many good memories there. They were always so gracious in allowing us to rent and charged us very little when you think of what some people charge. We will always be grateful for those summer memories because they shared their place with us. I hope time can help the healing process and your loss.

Brenda White Bohbot
4 years ago

Uncle “C” was the best Uncle I could ask for. Growing up I couldn’t wait to go to Murfreesboro every summer and visit my Grandparents and Uncle WC and Aunt Phyllis. I have such fond memories of those years and the imprint that they made on my life. The first time I ever drove a car, was when I was 6 years old sitting on Uncle C’s lap on a dirt road going to the river. He forever teased me about my stuffed animal Duckie…. even up until three weeks ago. Throughout the years, he and Aunt Phyllis would send me the best homemade pickles I have ever tasted. Though our hearts are broken, I am sure Uncle C is hanging out with Grandmommie and Dawie and having a grand old time. Hugs to Phyllis, Michael & Paul. You are in my prayers.
I love & miss you Uncle C.

4 years ago


Debi Phillips Pedersen
4 years ago

WC has been my dad’s best and longest friend since he moved to Murfreesboro in 1947. Dad and WC fished together 100s of times in their lives. Though you could never get the straight story about who caught the most or largest fish. WC was tough on the outside, with a heart of gold. May God have a place for WC in Heaven’s garden or fishing hole. With much love,