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1931 John 2022

John Bryant

June 2, 1931 — August 3, 2022

Harlan, Kentucky

John Henry Bryant, 91 of Upper Elcomb Harlan, KY passed away at his home Wednesday August 3rd, 2022.

A US Army Korean War Veteran, born June 2nd, 1931, in Yancy, Kentucky to the late Elbert Bryant Sr. and Martha Cox Bryant-Bauswell. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by several family members.  Brothers, Elbert Bryant, Jr., Henry Bryant, Linville Bryant, Frank Bryant, Sr. and JC Bauswell.  Sisters, Annie Bauswell and Rose Smith.

Johnny is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Monica Jones Bryant, Harlan; daughters Dawn Bryant-Cunningham and fiancée Allen Maples of Knoxville, TN; Terri Lynn Bryant of Harlan; Gail Hay and husband Richard of Denver, Colorado; and son Greg Bryant of Phoenix, Arizona.

His beloved grandchildren Seth Howard Lunsford and wife Kayla, currently stationed with the US Air Force in Okinawa, Japan; Ashton Sizemore and fiancée Chase Ault of Knoxville, TN; Amelia Anne Bryant of Harlan; Stephanie Bryant of Phoenix Arizona; Michelle Hay and Tyson Hay of Denver, Colorado. His precious great-grandchildren Collins Chase Ault and Henry Jay Alvin Ault of Knoxville, TN; and Colin Bryant of Phoenix, Arizona. His brother Walter Bauswell and wife Jackie of Denton, TX; sister Opal Gallager of Fort Campbell, KY. In addition, he is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.  He will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

Johnny was a lifetime member of the VFW and DAV, he was a great friend to countless people throughout his 91 years.  He was a Kentucky Colonel recognized for his continuous support of veterans and dedication to many charities throughout his beloved Harlan County.

Services will be held at Resthaven Cemetery in the outdoor chapel on Wednesday August 10, 2022, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Jeff Mills officiating and the Harlan Honor Guard conducting military honors.

In lieu of flowers, the family ask that you make donations to the many charities he supported: VFW, Harlan Chapter; Harlan County Santa Mike Howard or the recent East Kentucky Flood Relief.

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Service Schedule

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Resthaven Cemetery

, Keith, KY 40873

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