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Francis William (Bill) Bryan

September 4, 1926 ~ September 28, 2020 (age 94)

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Francis William “Bill” Bryan, age 94, formerly of Cleveland, Tennessee passed away on September 28th, 2020 in Chattanooga, TN. 

He was the son of the late William Floey Bryan and Elizabeth Morgan Bryan of Jesup, GA.  After graduating high school in 1944, he was inducted into the Army and served tours in the Philippines and Japan during World War II.  Upon completion of his service, he enrolled at South Georgia State College where he played on the football team.  He graduated from Auburn University with a degree in electrical engineering and was subsequently employed by Tennessee Valley Authority for 37 years, until his retirement. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jean Mikell Bryan, also formerly of Cleveland, TN.

He is survived by daughters, Pamela (Andrew) Grayson of Birmingham, AL and Francine Bryan of Cleveland, TN; son, Greg Bryan of Las Vegas, NV; grandchildren, Bryan (Marissa) Grayson, Matthew (Katie) Grayson, Jonathan (Amy) Grayson, Amanda Claire (Zealan) Hoover, Alexander Bryan and Veronica Bryan; five great-grandchildren; brother John Andrew Bryan of Hinesville, GA and several nieces and nephews. 

A graveside service will be held at 1:30 pm on Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250 or at

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Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.

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Graveside Service
October 2, 2020

1:30 PM
Chattanooga National Cemetery
1200 Bailey Avenue
Chattanooga, TN


Disabled American Veterans
P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250

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