James Kelley “Jim” Bryant, went to be with his Lord on September 4, 2015, at his home in Pine Knot, Kentucky, with his family and friends at his side.
His funeral will be at the Davis Hill Church of God in Pine Knot on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. with Bro. Clay Cook and Bro. Eugene Waters officiating. Music will be by the Davis Hill singers. Burial will be at t Richards Bryant Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until time for services at the church.
Jim was born on September 11, 1965, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His parents are Jeannette and the late Willie Bryant. He is preceded in death by his dad Willie Jack Bryant, his father and mother-in-law Earl and Nannie Vaughn, grandparents and great grandparents and his brother-in-law, Ted Lattie.
He is survived by his loving wife Carla G. (Vaughn) Bryant, his mother Jeanette Tucker, of Pine Knot, two sons: Johnathon K. Bryant of Pine Knot and James W. Bryant (and wife Erica) of Whitley City, a daughter Ashley J. Bryant of Williamsburg, Kentucky, his brother Jerry L. Bryant (girlfriend Jena) of Pine Knot, two sisters: Kathy Jo Lattie of Pine Knot and Karla Benken (and husband Scott) of Erlanger, Kentucky, nephews Joshua (and wife Jennifer) and Jeremy Bryant of Pine Knot and Doral and Avery Benken of Erlanger, Lisa and Steve Rogers of Mississippi and children, Annette and James Mastin of Paris and their six children, Tammy Bryant of Corbin, Kentucky and special Aunts Sharon, Abby and Carolyn.
He has led several to the Lord. He has a dear older friend Charleen Foster and her son David of northern Kentucky, his cousin and family Kelly and Darleen Bryant and family of Lexington, Kentucky.
His pride and joy were his great nephews Isaiah and Austin Bryant and Brody and Alex Benken. His good friend Jay Stephens, many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends
Jim loved to fish and hunt, training his sons and nephews how to camp, fish and hunt. He enjoyed gardening and helping Carla can produce. He loved Jesus and his church. With Kathy’s help they have passed out many Christian booklets and cards. He enjoyed helping his great nephews Isaiah and Austin learn about Jesus, teaching them songs and prayers. Jim and his dad had a dream of putting a prayer room/deer stand on their property by the creek and just finished it the day before his surgery.
He began working at Rankins Horse Farm in Lexington, he worked at two facilities in Somerset, Fruehoff and CTI in Helenwood, Tennessee, Firestone Tires, Tindel Construction, but he loved his job with Judy Construction. He was a good and faithful Christian. We will sadly miss him but we know we will all be together in Heaven soon.
Pine Knot Funeral Home assisting the family with funeral arrangements.