Bruce Bryson

Bruce Alan Bryson

Friday, January 20th, 1939 - Friday, October 2nd, 2020
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Bruce Alan Bryson, 81, of Franklin passed away Friday, October 2, 2020.

A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Wiley Alexander Bryson and Helen Florence Rowland Bryson. On September 3, 2018, Bruce was preceded by his wife of 56 years, Mary “Sue” Bailey Bryson. Also preceding him in death is a daughter, Marna Bryson Peck; two grandsons, Will Bryson and Benjamin Bryson; and one sister, Beverly Ann Bryson Sykes. Bruce formerly owned Bryson’s Restaurant and The City Restaurant before working many years at the Sunset. He had previously coached softball, loved cars, and enjoyed fishing and going to the lake. Bruce is a member of Sugarfork Baptist Church and a veteran who served in the United States Army.

Bruce is survived by one son, Barry Alan Bryson and wife K.C. of Saluda, NC; and one daughter, Marcie Bryson Carpenter of Franklin, NC. Also surviving are ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be 11am, Tuesday, October 6, at Sugarfork Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Reeves and Rev. Gene Hawkins will officiate. Burial will be in the Sugarfork Baptist Church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday, October 5, from 6pm till 8pm at Macon Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Marna Peck Scholarship, C/O Susan Allen @ Franklin High School, 100 Panther Dr., Franklin, NC 28734.

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Macon Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, October 5th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, October 5th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Macon Funeral Home
    261 Iotla Street
    FRANKLIN, NC 28734
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  • Service

    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 11:00am
    Sugarfork Baptist Church
    55 Shadow Lane
    Franklin, NC 28734
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  • Interment

    Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery
    56 Shadow Lane
    Franklin, NC 28734
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Shawn Keener

Posted at 08:09pm
Bruce was a fine man. He will be missed. My most sincere condolences to the family. RIP.

Doug Huntley

Posted at 11:40pm
I well remember Bruce & Sue from my wonderful days in Franklin (1973-1987). Good people that I'm honored to have known. Deepest sympathy to his family & friends. Doug Huntley, Laurinburg, NC

Frankie Holbert

Posted at 05:10pm
You will dearly missed Mr. Bruce we love you ❤️🙏🏻😇 Jose & Frankie

David and Su Chong English

Posted at 04:31pm
Sent with love and remembrance,
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