Harry Calton “Cal” Bryant

Published 10:43 am Thursday, January 12, 2017

Harry Calton “Cal” Bryant

January 11, 2017

Harry Calton “Cal” Bryant, 76, of Climax, Ga., passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in Dothan, Ala..

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The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, 2017, at Morningside Baptist Church with Rev. Tim Dean, Rev. Stephen Webb and Rev. Jimmy Dean officiating. Interment will be at Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Daniel Fewell, Greg Jeter, James Spears, Jeff Jeter, Buck Powell, Jim Jeter, Jimmy Hammett, Phillip Pollock, Chris Kelly, Randy Erving, Len Floyd, Billy Hawkins, Gary McCarty, Greg Harrell, Lee Isler, Jerry Harrell, Brad Ward, Charles Hart, James Matthews, Frank Geslak, Dr. Sidney Cochran, Chris Logue, Members of Maranatha Baptist Church and the staff of the United States Post Office, Cairo, GA will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Ivey Funeral Home. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Maranatha Baptist Church, 3418 Thomasville Road, Climax, Georgia 39834 or Gentiva Hospice, 432 East Shotwell Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Harry Calton Bryant was born August 30, 1940, in Climax, Ga., the son of John Hoyt Bryant and Ernie Rosena Kelley Bryant. He was a graduate of Climax High School, Class of 1958. Cal proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He married Nancy Jean Cooper in 1968, and raised his family in the Climax Community. Cal was a founding member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Climax.

Cal was a man of integrity. He exuded Christian character and set a strong example for all those he encountered. He served as a Deacon, Sunday School teacher and whatever else was needed in his church. Cal’s work ethic was beyond reproach. Though he worked at a snail’s pace most of the time, he was busy doing something. He retired from Amoco Fabrics as an electrical supervisor, served as a substitute mail carrier and later as a rural mail carrier, and filled in as a delivery driver for Flowers and More. Cal had a knack for tinkering, which meant he was always building or scavenging items to “repurpose”. He loved the Lord and shared that same kind of unconditional love with his family and friends. His children and grands loved to hunt, fish, garden, tinker, and ride the tractor with “Grandpa”.

Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Nancy Jean Bryant of Climax; his children, Harry Maxwell “Max” Bryant and his wife, Dana, of Bainbridge, Daniel Calton “Dan” Bryant and his wife, Heidie, also of Bainbridge, April Dean Bryant and Amy Jean Bryant McCoy, both of Climax; his grandchildren, Christopher Maxwell Bryant and his wife, Shyla, Landen Cutchens Bryant and Megan Kelley, Michaele Caroline Bryant, Callie Cecile Pickle, Caleb Hoyt Bryant and Henry Calton Bryant; his great-