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Dewey Clay Bryant

Born: Mon., Apr. 4, 1932
Died: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: Gaydos Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: Gaydos Funeral Home

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Dewey Clay Bryant, 86, of Vanceburg passed away Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 following a brief illness.  Mr. Bryant was born in Ribolt, Kentucky April 4, 1932 to the late Edward Morton and Stella Thomas Bryant.  He was a graduate of Tollesboro High School Class of 1950.  Dewey enjoyed playing basketball and was a stand-out player for the Tollesboro Wildcats.  Mr. Bryant was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Ft. Knox during the Korean Conflict. Following his  time in the Army, Mr. Bryant worked in the farm machinery business as well as the tobacco industry.  He enjoyed spending time with his family and watching thoroughbred horse racing.

Dewey Clay Bryant is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Leanne Sullivan Bryant.  In addition he is survived by two daughters, Teresa Bryant of Vanceburg, Ky., and Treva Jones of Lexington, Ky.  Two sons, Edward (Teresa) Bryant- Vanceburg, Ky., and William (Melissa) Bryant of Lexington, Ky.

Seven grandchildren also survive- Leslee Bertram (Jeff Jennings), Tiffany Bryant Hunter (Jeremy), Warren Madison and Hallie Bryant all of Lexington, Ky.  Ellen Bertram (Tim) Knoll of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Brandon (Amber) Bryant of Vanceburg, Ky.  Nine great-grandchildren.

Two sisters- Louanna White and Maxine Bryant both of Tollesboro, Ky.

Preceded in death beside his parents were five siblings- Avil Frazier, Matilda Harrison, Betty Jo Rayburn, Harold Bryant and Helena Bryant.

Visitation will be Friday March 1st, 2019 from 11:00amuntil 1:00 pm at the Gaydos Funeral Home 159 2nd street Vanceburg, Ky. 41179

Funeral services will be Friday March 1st, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home with Tom Cox Jr. and Richard Anderson officiating.  Burial will follow in Lewis County Memory Gardens Black Oak, Ky.

Pallbearers for Dewey Clay Bryant will be Brandon Bryant, Warren Bryant, Timmy Bowden, Jeff Jennings, Tim Knoll, and Jeremy Hunter.

Military graveside rites will be accorded by the V.F.W. Post 5438 Monte Lewis Stamm Vanceburg, Ky.  Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gaydosfh.com

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Charlie & Judy Hester Thompson
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
Sympathy & Prayers to all the family. God Bless

Mary Madden
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all . God bless you.

Eldon Secrest
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
I once rode 120 miles per hour in his new Buick convertible and lived to tell about it.Dewey was one heck of a basketball player. So sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers for Leanne and family.

Norma and Phyllis White (Willard's Sisters)
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
We will remember him very fondly. Dewey was the best brother for Luanna and we will always remember how much he was loved. May his memory be for a blessing.

Alma Lareina Cropper Bierley
   Posted Thu March 14, 2019
Deepest sympathy to the family. I am a distant cousin to Dewey. My mother is Pat Mawk Cropper. Her parents were Elmo and Alma Carrington Mawk.
We are related through my grandmother Alma Mawk.
May God be with you all.

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