Wesley Bryant

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wesley T. Bryant
HAMPTON—CMSgt. Wesley Thomas Bryant, U.S. Air Force, retired, 94, died Sept. 14, 2009.
A native of Courtland, he had been a Hampton resident for the last 60 years. He retired as Superintendent of Commercial Transportation from the Air Force, in 1966, after 30 years of service then went to work for the civil service again at Langley in packing and crating for the Commercial Transportation Squadron.
Mr. Bryant above all was a true family man. Family and friends were his top priority in life and he was loved by all.
He was a country boy at heart and loved being outdoors whether it was doing yard work or spending time at the Livestock Stables with his grandchildren, the horses, and his many friends there including Charlie Compton, Margaret Price and Penny Walker.
He was a big sports fan, especially boxing and baseball. He also enjoyed cooking.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn A. Bryant; his parents, Mills Robert Bryant Sr. and Frances Williams Bryant; five brothers, Mills Roland Bryant, R. Howard Bryant, James Clayton Bryant, Mills Robert Bryant Jr. and George Russell Bryant; and two great-grandchildren, Chad S. Holland and Melanie J. Harrell.
Survivors include his children, Jacquelyn L. Martin, Thomas W. Bryant and wife Connie and S. Colleen Holland, all of Hampton; his sister, Mary Alice Johnson of North Carolina; four brothers, William R. Bryant of Florida, Herbert Lloyd Bryant of South Carolina, Allen Bryant of Chuckatuck and Melvin W. Bryant of Toano; five grandchildren and their spouses, Lee Johnson of Hampton, Jamie and Shannon Holland of Hampton, Mindi and Kevin Harrell of Yorktown, Lori and Gabe Vasquez of Hampton, and Kristin Holland of Hampton; and seven great-grandchildren, Gene Johnson, Acie Elliott and Rylee Holland, Richard Dylan and Kameron Harrell, and Landon and Maria Vasquez.
A funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday in the R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home chapel by the Rev. Elizabeth W. Taylor.
Interment, with full military honors, will follow in Parklawn Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
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