OBITUARY

Eugene F. Bryant

May 8, 1924June 27, 2020
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Eugene Francis Bryant, age 96, of Soddy Daisy, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 27, 2020, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Bakewell, TN to the late Thomas and Etta Bryant. Eugene served our country in the United States Navy in the Amphibious Force on the 285 LST-1049 and the USS Gulfpoint Oil Tanker. He was a World War II veteran serving in Normandy, D-Day and was honored with dinner with Eleanor Roosevelt. He retired from Signal Portland Cement Company as a general foreman. Eugene was a faithful member for over 20 years at Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank. He loved spending time with his family and going to church. He always had a smile and loved talking to everyone.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Nancy Bryant;

Eugene is survived by his children, Randall (Billie) Bryant, and Renee’ (Fred) White; grandchildren, Lisa (Ray) Johnson, and Michelle (Gary) Tallent; great grandchildren, Jacob (McClain) Tallent, Madison (Bryant Howard) Tallent, Austin Hickey, and Sydney Hickey; great great granddaughter, Aubree Howard; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, July 1, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Eugene’s life will follow at 1 pm on Wednesday at the North Chapel with Dwight Martin, Chris Ware and Greg Powell officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family would like to say thank you to Charmaine Spills a special caregiver and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Mission Fund, 5201 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415 or www.calvaryredbank.org

If you aren’t comfortable in attending the service you may join us live for the service at https://www.facebook.com/chattanooganorthchapel/

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be adhered to at the funeral home and cemetery.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

  • FAMILY

  • Nancy Bryant, wife of 69 years (deceased)
  • Randall Bryant (Billie), Son
  • Renee White (Fred), Daughter
  • Lisa Johnson (Ray), Granddaughter
  • Michelle Tallent (Gary), Granddaughter
  • Jacob Tallent (McClain), Great Grandchild
  • Madison Tallent (Bryant Howard), Great Grandchild
  • Austin Hickey, Great Grandchild
  • Sydney Hickey, Great Grandchild
  • Aubree Howard, Great Great Granddaughter

Services

  • The family will receive friends

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • A Celebration of Eugene's Life

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Burial

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

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Charmaine Spills

July 2, 2020


Yesterday was a rough day., saying my earthly goodbyes to a good friend even though I know I will see him agaim. The song selection was perfect and beautiful . It IS well with my soul because of a loving savior. Mornings I would ask Eugene where he wanted to go? He would reply it doesn't matter and it really didn't we had an adventure no matter where we went. I will miss him greatly.

Gene Johnson

July 1, 2020

I already left one ! I am not very good with words ! But wanted to tell this story ! We ran into Charmaine his caregiver as we were leaving the visitation ! I told her how blessed they were to have her ! She was so upset she could not even speak ! I told her that Renee said they were to peas in a pod ! She just shook her head ! I felt so sad for her ! I still do ! But if hurts that much when you loose someone ! You were lucky or blessed to know that person! She loved him ! He once told me I was a hard worker! I regret not telling how much meant to me coming from a man like him!

Curtis & Nadine Henderson

July 1, 2020

Eugene will be greatly missed; his ship has arrived safely. Our deepest sympathy to Renee, Fred and family. Eugene and Nancy were our friends for many years; thanks for the memories! Love and prayers❤️Bro Curtis & Nadine

Lisa Hickman (defur)

July 1, 2020

Mr Bryant was my buddy. I loved listening to his stories. I loved seeing him at church and visiting him. I even enjoyed taking him to the Apple barn when I got wet in the rain and he didn't get a drop of rain on him. He was a real joy and will be missed
He is with his love Nancy and Jesus and I'm sure his smile is bigger now if that is possible.

Melinda Ingle

June 29, 2020

I have known Mr. Bryant for about ten years and he always loved being in church and attending church activities. He always had a big smile and enjoyed visiting with his many friends at Calvary Baptist Church. He was also very proud of his military service. He was a fine man and will be missed by many people.

Bill & Pat Roberts

June 29, 2020

Our hearts are broken but we know Gene has reach his final destination and is with The Lord. We cherish the times we spent with Gene and will savor those memories a lifetime. Our thoughts are with all the family and friends.
Bill & Pat Roberts
Richmond, IN

Nicole Partin

June 28, 2020

A true GENTLEman, it was always a delight to be around Mr. Bryant. His smile was always warm and inviting and his words always so kind. My memories of him will never be forgotten but I will cherish them in a very special place in my heart. Sending love and hugs from Florida.
Nicole & family.

Gene Johnson

June 28, 2020

I didn't get a chance to know him very well! But had a chance to talk to him a few times! I live next door to Fred and Renae' . I just remember when I moved here seeing him get out of his wheelchair and climbing on his riding lawn mower to mow the lawn ! Even when he couldn't do that anymore he was always outside and was working on the lawn doing everything he could do from his wheelchair! I was so inspired by him to never give up ! I enjoyed the few times I got to talk to him he ! He was a Great man and I know he will be greatly missed ! RIP !

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Biography

Eugene Francis Bryant, age 96, of Soddy Daisy, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 27, 2020, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Bakewell, TN to the late Thomas and Etta Bryant. Eugene served our country in the United States Navy in the Amphibious Force on the 285 LST-1049 and the USS Gulfpoint Oil Tanker. He was a World War II veteran serving in Normandy, D-Day and was honored with dinner with Eleanor Roosevelt. He retired from Signal Portland Cement Company as a general foreman. Eugene was a faithful member for over 20 years at Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank. He loved spending time with his family and going to church. He always had a smile and loved talking to everyone.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Nancy Bryant;

Eugene is survived by his children, Randall (Billie) Bryant, and Renee’ (Fred) White; grandchildren, Lisa (Ray) Johnson, and Michelle (Gary) Tallent; great grandchildren, Jacob (McClain) Tallent, Madison (Bryant Howard) Tallent, Austin Hickey, and Sydney Hickey; great great granddaughter, Aubree Howard; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, July 1, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Eugene’s life will follow at 1 pm on Wednesday at the North Chapel with Dwight Martin, Chris Ware and Greg Powell officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family would like to say thank you to Charmaine Spills a special caregiver and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Mission Fund, 5201 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415 or www.calvaryredbank.org

If you aren’t comfortable in attending the service you may join us live for the service at https://www.facebook.com/chattanooganorthchapel/

We respectfully request that "social distancing", wearing masks, and all CDC measures be adhered to at the funeral home and cemetery.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.