Larry "Pokey" David Bryant

23 June, 19508 July, 2021
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Larry David “Pokey” Bryant, 71, of Gladstone, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at his residence. He was the loving husband of Mary Smith Bryant for 29 years.

Born June 23, 1950 in Nelson County, he was the son of the late James Russell Bryant and the late Mae Elizabeth Gowen Bryant. Larry served our country in the United State Army and served two tours in Vietnam. He retired from Whitehearst/ Slurry Paving Company with 43 years of service. Larry was a Deacon and faithful member of Gladstone Memorial Baptist Church. He loved the Lord and his family and was a devoted husband to Mary. Larry served his neighbors and friends by cutting their grass and grading their yards and would maintain the community cemetery property. He was a quiet man who never had a cross word with anyone and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a step-son, Joseph Alfred Staton, Jr.; step-daughter, Doris “Dottie” Marie Staton; brothers, William H. Bryant and Gene Bryant; sister, Christine Wilkerson; and an infant nephew.

In addition to his loving wife, Mary Bryant, he is survived by four stepchildren, Nancy Lee Staton, William Edward Staton and wife Linda, Mary Jane Hall, and Robert Albert Staton; brothers, Wesley Bryant, James Bryant, Hayden Bryant, and Robert Bryant; sisters, Sharon Childress and Carolyn Lyon; beloved dog, Jeanie Bryant; and numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Pokey’s nephew, Stevie Bryant for his care and support during Larry’s illness.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at Whitten Monelison Chapel.

A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Monday, July 12, 2021 at Whitten Monelison Chapel with Dr. James Fetty officiating. Interment will follow at Gladstone Cemetery in Nelson County. Military honors will be presented by the Altavista/ Gretna Honor Guard.


  • James Russell Bryant, Father (deceased)
  • Mae Elizabeth Gowen Bryant, Mother (deceased)
  • Mary Smith Bryant, Wife of 29 years
  • Nancy Lee Staton, Step-Daughter
  • Joseph Alfred Staton, Jr., Step-Son (deceased)
  • William Edward Staton (Linda), Step-Son
  • Mary Jane Hall, Step-Daughter
  • Doris "Dottie" Marie Staton, Step-Daughter (deceased)
  • Robert Albert Staton, Step-Son
  • Wesley Bryant, Brother
  • James Bryant, Brother
  • Hayden Bryant, Brother
  • Robert Bryant, Brother
  • William H. Bryant, Brother (deceased)
  • Gene Bryant, Brother (deceased)
  • Sharon Childress, Sister
  • Carolyn Lyon, Sister
  • Christine Wilkerson, Sister (deceased)
  • Jeanie Bryant, Beloved dog
  • Larry is also preceded in death by an infant nephew. He is also survived by numerous step- grandchildren, step- great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends

  • Stevie Bryant
  • David Lyon
  • Timmy Bryant
  • Bruce Eldrich
  • Blake Johns
  • Eric Staton
  • Mark Bryant


  • Visitation

    Sunday, 11 July , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, 12 July , 2021


Larry "Pokey" David Bryant

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Teresa Sabato

10 July 2021

Pokey was a very hard working guy, who did his job excellent. He never complained
and was awesome to work with. Pokey was a very kind, nice person .I have missed working with him since he retired and think of him often. My heartfelt condolences to the family.I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

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