Joe Leonard Bryant Jr.
  • 92 years old
  • Date of birth: Apr 21, 1923
  • Date of passing: Sep 12, 2015
Let the memory of Joe be with us forever

Joe Leonard Bryant, Jr., 92, a longtime resident of Granville County passed away Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

He was a native of Lewisburg, Tennessee but was raised in Benton Kentucky. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Butner, chairman, past deacon and served the Church in many capacities. He retired after 30 years of service with the NC Department of Corrections. He served on the Board of Elections, was an inspector of Nursing Home for the county and was involved with the Democratic Party in Granville County. He was a member of the NC Hereford Cattleman’s Association and received numerous awards from Gov. Jim Hunt and the NC 4-H program. He was a member of Butner Masonic Lodge #697 and past member of Creedmoor Masonic Lodge.

Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 2:00 P.M. at First Baptist Church of Butner by Pastor Charlie Bryant and Rev. Lennie Rogers. Entombment will follow at the Daniel Family Cemetery on the family farm with Military Rites.

Surviving are his daughter, Suzanne Bryant Brooks of Creedmoor, two sons; Joe Leonard Bryant III (Peggy) of Dunedia, Fla., John Bryant (Vicki) of Creedmoor, a sister, Virginia Hutchens of Hopkinsville, KY., a brother, William Bryant (Alice) of Benton, KY, nine grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-eight years, Lydia Mae Daniel Bryant, his parents, Lorena Mae and Joe Leonard Bryant, Sr. and four siblings.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening, September 15, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church of Butner and at other times at the family home.

The family would like to thank the caregivers for all their wonderful care and support.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by charles broach on 12th September 2017

"Suzanne Brooks, it seems like yesterday that the man i called papa was with us. It was wonderful listening to his stories about his past. To be a caregiver for him was more than a job it was a pleasure for me. He will be always remembered. ..Joyce Broach. .."

This tribute was added by Wayne Hobgood on 25th September 2015

"John, Kevin, and family. So sorry for your loss. Mr Bryant was a good man. Raymond said so many times. You are in our prayers. M.W Hobgood"

This tribute was added by Mary Ann Lunsford on 15th September 2015

"So sorry to hear of Joe's death. I have wonderful memories of he and Lydia from when I was Joe's home health nurse. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead."

This tribute was added by Michael Turner on 15th September 2015

"Johnnie and Vicki:

Gail and I were very sadden to hear of the loss of your dad.  Your dad was a very proud soldier that served his Nation in the US Army during the invasion of D-Day.  Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead.  And may God give you the strength to overcome and understand this loss.

Mike and Gail Turner"

This tribute was added by Judy Leonard on 15th September 2015

"I have heard Mr. Bryant referred to as Granddaddy and he was loved by his daughter-in-law, Vicki very much.  I just wanted to say I am sorry for your loss and may God bless the family at this time."

This tribute was added by charles broach on 15th September 2015

"my wife joyce broach was a caregiver for Mr. bryant jr. for about five years and learned to love this man she called papa . i know joyce wil carry memories of Mr. bryant for ever."

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Lynn Cox


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