Mr. Bryant was born on February 14, 1952 in Somerset, KY, the son of the late Arnold and Mary Jo Bales Bryant. He was a special education teacher at Armuchee High School and was the offensive line coach for the football team. Mr. Bryant had coached for over 30 years. He had a long and prestigious coaching career at every level of football. He was a successful Head College Coach and Defensive Co-ordinator who left college coaching in order to put his family first. Mr. Bryant is survived by his wife, Laura Bryant; sons, Austin Bryant and Champ Bryant; sisters and brother-in-law, Jo Anne McFarland, Carla Bryant, and Janie and Fred Hillard; brother and sister-in-law, Jimmy and Lois Bratton; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p. m. Sunday, June 6, 2010 at Mason Funeral Home with interment to follow in Somerset, KY at a later date. Coach Tom Dowling and Coach Mike Ayers will officiate. Honorary pallbearers will be the Offensive Line of Armuchee High School.
Mr. Bryant will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends and family from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m on Saturday, June 5, 2010 and from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. Sunday. The family asks that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Thomas W. Bryant Memorial Scholarship through United Community Bank, 9699 Rome, Blvd., Summerville, GA 30747.