William Edward Bryant

June 28, 1944 - February 14, 2023

06/28/1944 - 02/14/2023

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Visitation
Saturday February 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
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Funeral Service
Saturday February 25, 2023
2:00 pm
Chapel of Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Directions

William Edward Bryant (aka “Unk” to many), 78, died February 14, 2023.  Edward was born on June 28, 1944 outside of Lasker, NC to the late Norman E. Bryant and Mary Agnes Bottoms Bryant.  He graduated from Woodland-Olney High School in 1962.  Edward spent many years working as a mechanic and eventually opened Ed Bryant’s Garage.  He was also a farmer and spent many years growing cotton, peanuts, and soybeans.  Edward enjoyed spending time with family and friends, much of it on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  He loved animals and had many dogs and cats throughout his life who loved him just as much.  Edward was a long-time member of Woodland Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his nephew, Mike Howell.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Jean Powell Bryant; his brothers, Norman Jr., Bennett, and Stuart (Tommi Ann); nephew, Jeff Howell (Ada); niece Lynn Rowell (Kevin); nephew Jason Bryant (Sam); great nephews, Brandon (his girlfriend Sami and his sons Brady and Weston), Zach, and Hunter and great nieces, Ellie and Eryn. Unk was like a second father/grandfather to his nieces and nephews and provided them with a lot of love and laughter over the years.  Jean would like to thank friends and family for their love, friendship and support through the past several years of Edward’s declining health.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 2:00pm (with visitation preceding at 1:00pm) at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, 116 Short Street in Rich Square, NC. Please note the service will be live-streamed and recorded for those unable to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made directly to Woodland Methodist Church at P.O. Box 276, Woodland, NC  27897 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Bryant family and online condolences may be made to the family by visiting garrettsykesfs.com.

The livestream will begin a few minutes before the service at 2:00PM. In the event the livestream stops or you have any technical difficulties, the service will be uploaded to the website following the live service.

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Marilyn Daughtry
1 year ago

I wish I could be there with you today. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. I love you dearly. ???♥️

Richard Vaughan
1 year ago

I thought a lot of Edward. He was a good guy in every way.

Theresa Edwards
1 year ago

Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for you.

Judy Warren
1 year ago

Jean, I am so so sorry about Edward’s passing. May God comfort you with knowing he is no longer in pain and can walk with ease now. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

Ann Wells and Mamie Lassiter
1 year ago

I am so sorry Mrs. Jean, to hear of Mr. Edward’s passing. I shared the news with mama however, she doesn’t remember for very long now a days. Please know that you are in our prayers.
Much love,
Ann Wells and Mamie Baker Lassiter

Wayne and Carol Smith, Burlington, NC
1 year ago

Our sincere condolences.

Bart Riddick
1 year ago

Jean,
I was so saddened to hear that your husband passed away.
I pray for God’s peace and comfort for you during this difficult time.

Charlie and Libbie Wilton
1 year ago

Jean, Charlie and I are so sorry to hear about Edward. Our thoughts and prayers are with you every day. May you find comfort in knowing that he is completely healed and enjoying life in his new Heavenly Home. Love you

Eileen Lane
1 year ago

Jean so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. ????

Debbie and Stu Martin
1 year ago

Jean I am so sorry to hear about Edward passing . My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family . May God wrap his loving arms around you all and bring you comfort and strength.