Charles William Bryant
Charles William Bryant
  • January 16, 1930 - August 19, 2016
  • Fayetteville, West Virginia

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Charles William Bryant, 86, of Fayetteville, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on January 16, 1930 at Kaymoor Bottom, he was the son of the late Charles Franklin and Biddie Bertha Kesterson Bryant.

Mr. Bryant was a retired Sgt. Major. with the U.S. Army with 27 years of service to his country. He was a member of Kaymoor Community Church.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one great grandson.

Left to cherish his memory includes his beloved wife of 68 years, Helen Leora Light Bryant; children: Drema Perkins of Oak Hill, Charles R. Bryant of Fayetteville, Brenda Shirkey of Myrtle Beach, SC, and Sandra Welch of Georgia; ten grandchildren; and 18 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM, Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home Chapel, Fayetteville, with Pastor Eddie Persinger officiating. Burial with full military rites will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of service at the funeral home.

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The family has entrusted arrangements to Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, 350 W. Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, WV.