WILLARDS – Dennis Ray Bryant Sr., age 76, died Monday, April 11, 2011 at Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury. Born in Knoxville, Tenn., he was the son of the late William Lonnie Bryant and Nora Alice Frits Bryant. He is survived by his wife Patricia Bryant.
Mr. Bryant was a United States Air Force veteran having served from 1951-1955. He had worked for many years as a plumber with Roto Rooter. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Knoxville, as well as the VFW in Powellville.
Along with his wife he is survived by a son, Dennis Ray Maklin Bryant Jr. of Willards; a daughter, Rebecca Michelle Birch and her husband Ronald of Bishopville; two brothers, Orvalle Bryant and his wife Maxine and Larry Bryant all of Knoxville; two sisters, Fay Pierce of Dayton, Ohio, and Rosemary Fox of Knoxville; three grandchildren, Ronald Birch, II, Steven Ray Birch and Brittani Birch; five great grandchildren, Ronald “Tre” William Birch, III, Nicholas Chase Ray Birch, Maklin Scott Birchm, Jeramiah Frank Lee Birch and Azariah Mae Birch.
He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by two brothers, William Bryant and Paul Bryant.
A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m. at the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin. Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1138 Parsons Rd., Salisbury, MD 21801.