Ted L. Bryant

Published 8:57 am Friday, December 16, 2016

Ted L. Bryant, 82, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord on Wednesday, December 14, 2016, from the Johnson City Medical Center. Ted was born on November 23, 1934 to the late William Earnest and Viola Hodge Bryant. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
Ted was born in Twila, Ky., but had lived in Carter County most of his life. He was a United States Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. During his military service Ted traveled and played with Chuck Hauns and the Sunny Mountain Boys as part of The Stars of Armed Forces Network.
Ted had worked as a consultant engineer and was a member of Borderview Christian Church. Ted was a devoted student of scripture and taught Sunday School for many years. He enjoyed golf and playing the guitar and being with his grandson. He was an avid UT fan and loved baseball.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 62 years, Mary Humphrey Bryant, of the home; a daughter, Janet Campbell and husband Chris, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; a son, Eddie Bryant and wife Susan, of Knoxville, Tenn.; a grandson, Nathan Campbell, of Flowery Branch, Ga.; a sister, Betty Elliott, of Johnson City, Tenn.; a brother, Peter Bryant and wife Jeanette, of Raleigh, N.C.; and several nieces and nephews.
A service to honor the life of Ted L. Bryant will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 18, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Scott Fisher and Mr. John Smith, ministers, officiating. Music will be provided by Kenneth Hartley, Joel Norris, Scott Reynolds and Ray Don Markland. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service, or at the residence at any time. The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, December 19, at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be Chris Campbell, Nathan Campbell, Keith Raulston, Chauncey Fernandes, Keith Carr, Everett Smith and Scott Depew. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Collins, Sal Sala, Steve Burrough, Steve Replogle, David Bryant, Earl Ellis and the men of Borderview Christian Church. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, at 10:15 a.m. Monday to go in procession. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 2335 Knob Creek Road, #101, Johnson City, TN 37604. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.tetrickfuneralhome.com and signing the guest book or by fax at (423) 542-9499.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Bryant family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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