Charles Thomas Bryant

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Charles T. Bryant born September 4, 1931, passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at home surrounded by some of his loving family. He was raised mostly in Missouri on a farm. Charles graduated from Wardell High School in 1951 and sent on to serve in the United States Air Force for 4 years. He married Elizabeth Rice in December 1956. Charles received a B.S. from Harding University and worked as a chemist for the U.S.G.S. until his retirement in 1985. He was a devoted and loving husband and father, and his Christ centered life touched so many people. Preceded in death by: wife, Elizabeth Rice Bryant; parents, Harvey and Ruby Bryant. He is loved and survived by: children, Charles Thomas Bryant Jr. and Angela Bryant Langley; favorite son-in-law, Thomas Langley; grandchildren, Brianna Langley Thomas, Bianca Langley and Paul Troista; Brothers, Wes and John Bryant; sister, Sherry Bryant Montgomery; many loved and loving nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law, and sisters-in-law. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to: WEI (World English Institute), P.O. Box 5293, Maryville, Tenn. 37802-5293. Family will receive friends from 1 until 2 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Smith Trinity Chapel. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. with Tom Langley and Minister Jonathan Jones II officiating. Interment will be at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral & Cremation Service, Maryville, 865-983-1000,

Published April 21, 2017