Jonathan Louis Bryan

May 10, 1973May 12, 2020

Jonathan Louis Bryan, 47, of Chattanooga passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at his home. He was originally from Kennedale, TX and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Jonathan was a member of the VFW and had worked as a prison guard at Silverdale Workhouse. He was a member of The Rock Metropolitan Community Church. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronnie Michael Bryan and his partner, Kenneth Brian Carroll. Survivors include his mother, Rebecca Murray; step-father, Gary Black; brother, Sean Black; two sisters, Jeanette Clark and Lori Hadaway. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Tela Smith for her loving care. Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Saturday, May 16 at the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road with Bryce Current officiating. Burial will be in Tyner Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-8 PM Friday at the funeral home. Please share your thoughts and memories at



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Faith Paris

May 22, 2020

Jonathan was my neighbor and we watched out for each others homes. He would tell me when he would be gone a few days. I already miss seeing him, and miss standing in the street having happy conversations.
My heart is sad.
Prayers for the entire family, as this world has changed in the blink of an eye.
We all need the Lord Jesus.

Tela Smith

May 19, 2020

Bro took me in when I had nobody. He was showing me the proper use of weapons. He was very smart and knowledgeable. I decided to pretend I was a spy and threw my back against this wall in the house to peek around the corner. Barely cracking a grin, he told me what I did wrong , and got up to show me how I should have been holding the weapon. LoL. Thank you bro... I miss you lots. It was indeed my honor, to know you and Ken both. Catch ya on the flip side...Xx

Oscar Escobedo

May 15, 2020

Rest easy brother! God speed!
Save me a spot up there.
Always faithful!

Jason Reed

May 14, 2020

There are too many good momories to choose from. Our card games in Iraq were always fun, or walking around talking about back home. Having you there made that place a little more bearable. You will be missed brother.

Beverly Crawford

May 14, 2020

I was getting my first deployment overseas. Jonathan and I had been friends for a while and I was so happy because I found out that we were deployed to the same location at Camp Bucca.

Found out when I got there and went to his trailer no one believed I was boy did we have a good laugh about that.

I missed you Jonathan, before this now I miss you even more.

Shearon Gass

May 13, 2020

Jonathon was a loyal partner and friend. He was a board member at the Rock MCC and was active in his Church. He loved God, Ken, his pets, his friends, guns, and Texas. I will miss him.

Derrick Walls

May 12, 2020

I remember Bryan he an I worked well together he always had my back an I had his, always had a fun time at work, we worked the g unit alot together. Before he was able to get promoted to medical transport. He will be very missed. REST IN PEACE My friend till we all see you again.


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