Howard Bryant

Howard Bryant

Saturday, November 29th, 1924 - Sunday, January 10th, 2021
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Hollis Howard Bryant age 96 of Cookeville, Tennessee passed from this life Sunday, January 10, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.

He was born Saturday, November 29, 1924, in Putnam County to the late Charley Elwood Bryant and Bertha Mae (Ray) Bryant. Although he traveled to many places, he lived most of his life in Putnam County.

He was a lifetime member of West View Baptist Church and a Mason. He retired after 40 years of service from W. R. Whitaker and Sons (Cream City Ice Cream). In his younger days, he played guitar and sang with The Tennessee Valley Play Boys and The Dixie Play Boys. Many times he was referred to as a true “Gentleman.”

He is survived by his wife of 73 years, Reba (Swack) Bryant of Cookeville, one daughter, Rebecca (Becky) Maxwell, and son-in-law Harold Maxwell. One grandchild, Kimberly Lindsey, and spouse Danny; three great-grandchildren, Kristen and Daulton Lindsey, of Cookeville, and Danielle Junion and spouse, Gustavo, of Lebanon; 3 great-great-grandchildren Vince, Alex, and Avery.

Also survived by a sister-in-law, Eleanor Bryant, of Concord, California, and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and other family members and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Stella Mae Olive, and by brothers Charles Lee, Estel, and Thurston Bryant, and Willie Bradford.

Funeral services for Howard will be held Friday, January 15 beginning at 2:00 pm at West View Baptist Church in Cookeville. Interment will follow in Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Cookeville.

The family will receive friends at West View Baptist Church Friday, January 15 from 11:00 am until the time of service at 2:00 pm.

Due to Covid-19, everyone is asked to please wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Please visit and sign the online guest register and send a message to the family.

Crest Lawn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, January 15th, 2021 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Friday, January 15th, 2021 11:00am - 2:00pm
    West View Baptist Church
    Cookeville, TN
  • Service

    Friday, January 15th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    Friday, January 15th, 2021 2:00pm
    West View Baptist Church
    Cookeville, TN
  • Interment

    Crest Lawn Memorial Cemetery
    800 W. Jackson Street
    Cookeville, TN 38501
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Eleanor & Family

Posted at 01:30pm
Dear Reba & family, We send our love and condolences to you all on the loss of Dear Howard. He will be dearly missed by all of us.
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Sandra W Randolph

Posted at 09:59am
I am so sorry for your thoughts and prayers are with all the family..Sandra Randolph

Mary Ann Hughes

Posted at 09:36am
Howard was a cousin of my Daddy, Zina, and I remember hearing his name. I enjoyed reading about his long life and his family members. Even though he saw a lot of world history go by, Cookeville was lucky to keep him here. You never get enough of a man like that, so my prayer is that the Good Lord's mercy will sustain you. My best to Reba and the others who grew up with him at the head of the family. Mary Ann Bryant Hughes

Sandy Sauceman

Posted at 10:21pm
Reba and Becky and family,
We just learned of Howard's passing and wanted to send you our sincere condolences, along with a big hug and prayers for your comfort and peace. He will join the throng of Bryants who went before , and don't you know there will be a grand Heavenly reunion!

Our love and prayers are with all of you.
Sandy and Norm Sauceman (Clara and Zina's daughter)

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