|William Allen Bryson, Sr., 83|
|Monday, September 14, 2009|
WOODBURY -- Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 15 at the Chapel of Woodbury Funeral Home for Mr. Bryson, 83, of Cannon County.
A native of Cannon County and the son of the late Dexter & Gertrude Campbell Bryson, he died Sept. 12 at Alvin C. York Medical Center following an extended illness.
He was a member of Red Hill Church of Christ, a veteran of World War II, having served in the US Army and was a retired business owner and minister.
The family will receive friends Monday until 8 p.m. at Woodbury Funeral Home. Services will be conducted by Brother Eddie Duke. Burial will follow at Riverside Gardens with full military honors provided by VFW & Am. Legion of McMinnville.
Mr. Bryson is survived by his wife of 60 years Mallie L. "Judy" Bryson of Woodbury; children: William "Bill" (Joan) Bryson Jr. of Lebanon, Michael Ray "Cricket" (Geraldine) Bryson of Woodbury, Melinda Kay (Wade) Simmons of Manchester, Terry Dwight (Rita) Bryson of Readyville, Sharon Frances (Larry) Reeves of Murfreesboro, Robert Earl "Robbie" (Debra) Bryson of Woodbury and Rita Michelle (Alan) Hale of Murfreesboro.
Also surviving is his brother, Johnny Bryson of Readyville. along with 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryson was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Stacey.
Woodbury Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Call 615-563-2311 for more information.