Let the memory of John be with us forever
  • 61 years old
  • Born on October 5, 1955 .
  • Passed away on October 10, 2016 .

John Lewis Bryant, 61, a longtime resident of Creedmoor passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham.

John was the son of the late Joe Leonard Bryant Jr. and Lydia Daniel Bryant. He was of the Baptist faith and retired as a Superintendent at John Umstead Department of Corrections with thirty years of service.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday evening, October 13, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. in the Eakes Funeral Home Chapel in Creedmoor by the Rev. Eddie Mauldin. Burial will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 14, 2016 in the Bryant Family Cemetery in Creedmoor.

Surviving are his wife, Vicki Tutor Bryant of Creedmoor, a daughter, Heather B. Williford, 41, and husband Brad of Raleigh, a son, Kevin T. Bryant, 35, and wife Jennifer of Franklinton, a sister, Susanne Brooks of Creedmoor, a brother, Joe L. Bryant III of Florida, two granddaughters, Delaney Williford and Briella Bryant, two grandsons, Beckett and Ethan Williford.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening October 13, 2016 from 5:00 – 6:45 P.M. prior to the service at Eakes Funeral Home in Creedmoor and at other times at the home.

Posted by LaRue Daniel on 15th October 2016
My prayers are with you during this difficult time of sadness and adjustment. May you find comfort on the wonderful memories you have.
Posted by June Harmon on 14th October 2016
We were so saddened to hear of Johnny's passing this week. We have such wonderful cousin memories. May God give you strength and peace in the days ahead. Love, June and Ken
Posted by Don Wilson on 14th October 2016
Found out on the day of the service of John's passing . I was shocked and saddened to hear the end of this journey for John . He and I worked together for many years at Umstead CC and he was one of the most dedicated , loyal , and hard working employees I knew . He covered my back more than once . I will always be deeply appreciative of him , will miss him , and will cherish the memories . My heart goes out to Vicki and his family . Don Wilson , former Supt Of Umstead CC .
Posted by Lynn Caldwell on 14th October 2016
I was a classmate of Johnny's from first thru 12th grade, and he was like a brother when we were in school. I had the good fortune of running into him about a year ago when visiting Creedmoor. He was the same old Johnny, friendly and interested in those around him. I am so sorry for your loss. Lynn Elliott Caldwell
Posted by Julie Nicholson on 14th October 2016
Vicki and family, I am so sorry for your loss. We are praying for all of you to experience God's peace that passes all understanding. We wish we could be there with you all. We love you. Love, Gregg and Julie
Posted by Matt Carroll on 13th October 2016
Even though there was 25 years difference between us, Johnny was one of the best friends I have ever had. He would always listen to the kids when they told him their stories. Lydia always had to stop him to give him a hug. His face would light up and that big smile would pop out. Garrett and Bubba were excited when he told them he would go hunting with them. I wish He would have had the chance. He has always treated the kids like gold. We will all miss him dearly.
Posted by Doris Marks on 13th October 2016
So sorry for your loss. When words aren't enough, God hears our heart. Tony, Doris & Merdis Marks
Posted by David Cates on 13th October 2016
John and me worked together many years at Durham Corr. Center. He was always very helpful to me early in my career with the NCDOC. We made each laugh......We never lost touch with each other even after both of us retired. We were co-workers, but most of all, he was my friend....I will miss him......Dave Cates, retired Supt., Durham Corr. Center.
Posted by Mary Watkins on 13th October 2016
Vicki, please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Hope
Posted by Betsy Faust on 13th October 2016
Vicki, I am heartbroken for you and pray that you will know and feel the presence of God. When waves of grief sweep over you, may you feel the strong hands of God lifting you up. I pray you will find comfort in the arms of your children and grandchildren as you hold them near. Love, Betsy
Posted by Donna Andrews on 13th October 2016
I was shocked and sorry to hear of this. My prayers go out to his family. He will surely be missed by all who worked with him as well.
Posted by Candy Glass on 12th October 2016
Vicki, I am so sorry to hear of Johnny's passing May God love you and give you strength in the coming days. I will remember you in my prayers. With Love
Posted by Nita Tulloch on 12th October 2016
We were very sad to hear of the passing of Johnny. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. He always did anything he could to help others. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Posted by Linda Self on 12th October 2016
Our thoughts and prayer go out to your family. My husband and I consisted Johnny our friend. We first met Johnny at our Auction. (Tar River Auction) and later saw him often at our store, Missing Link. It was always a pleasure to talk to him. But the one thing that stands out was his kindness and friendship to our son Joey. Joey loved fishing in your ponds. When our son passed away he stopped by and spoke of our son and made us proud, with his kind words. There are know words that anyone can say right now to easy the pain. But the kind words and the prayers will help you get through this terrible time in your life. Our prayer will be with you all. Linda and Sonny Self
Posted by Nancy Dickerson on 12th October 2016
Vickie, we are so sorry to hear of your husband's death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Barbara always thought so much of you and your husband.
Posted by Jean Walker on 12th October 2016
The news of Johnny's loss is heartbreaking! We are thinking of you with love and prayers for your family. We always enjoyed the times he stopped by for a quick visit with his loved pet. He always had a smile and something to say to make us laugh. We will miss him! We share your sorrow and pain! Garland & Jean
Posted by Wayne Hobgood on 12th October 2016
To the Bryant family. We are sorry to hear of your loss. Kevin I know John was very proud of you. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Kenneth Harp on 12th October 2016
I am sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a good friend and was always laughing and telling jokes. He will truly be missed and his family will be in my prayers.
Posted by Faye Miller on 12th October 2016
Dear family of John, I am so sad to hear of John's passing. He was my boss for several years at Umstead Correctional Center but as time passed we became friends. John was a good man who loved family and friends above all else. I know he will be missed by all of you as well as all of his friends. Prayers for comfort and healing in the coming days.
Posted by Michael Turner on 11th October 2016
Vicki and Family Gail and I were very sadden to hear about your loss of Johnny. He and I graduated from the class of 73 at South Granville HS together. Thirty years later we reestablished our friendship and became quite good friends and supporters of one other's good cause. Please know that you and the family will be in our prayers in the days and weeks ahead. May GOD give you the strength to understand and overcome the loss of such a good man. Love, Mike and Gail
Posted by Greg Bates on 11th October 2016
To the family of my dear friend Johnny, my heart is broken at the loss of this man. I loved him greatly and I know he loved me. He would always introduce me as his best friend. That shows just how he felt about me, but he also loved his family like any husband, father and brother should. I know this because I could see it in his face and hear it in his voice when he spoke of them. I am proud to say that he was my friend and I will miss him.

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