Lester J. Bryson, born Jan, 19, 1941, passed away on Dec. 21, 2019 in his Jonesboro, Ga., home under hospice care.

His ashes were placed in the Georgia National Cemetery located in Canton, Ga. A celebration of life is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2019, at the J.W. Smith Reservoir in Hampton, Ga.

Lester is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty Bryson; daughters, Cynthia Shelnutt with Thomas Mann of Madison, Fla., and Sherry Barbee with Roy Barbee III of Canton, Ga.; grandchildren, Samantha Thibaut, Chesley Shelnutt, Matthew Barbee, Emily Barbee; great-grandchildren, Makenna Shelnutt and Julien Thibaut.

Lester was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Maude Bryson; and his three brothers, Woodrow, Fred and Robert.