Douglas Bryson


Douglas Forrest Bryson, age 82, of Tuckasegee, N.C., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Dec. 20, 2021.

He was the husband of the late Opal Lee Bryson and the son of the late Dewey and Beatrice Bryson. He was retired from the U.S. Army after serving his country for 29 years. Douglas loved to deer hunt, and he dearly loved his family.

He is survived by five children; Kenneth (Beverly) Bryson, Patricia “Sis” (Ethan) Norton, David Bryson, Michael Bryson and Christopher (April) Bryson; and 10 grandchildren, Steven (Samantha) Bryson, James Logan, Derek (Sarah) Norton, Justin Bryson, Patrick (Tamara) Norton, LeAnn Bryson, Ashley Bryson, Joseph (Kaitlyn) Bryson, Cheyenne (Troy) Bryson and Minnie (Broderick) Bryson. Also surviving are 34 great-grandchildren; and one brother Dallas Bryson.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 at Appalachian Funeral Services at 1 p.m. with Rev. Earl Holden, Rev. Eddie Stillwell and Rev. Jason Bryson officiating.

Burial followed in the Hooper Cemetery on Caney Fork.

The family received friends on Sunday evening, Dec. 26, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., served the family.