November 15, 1939 ~ July 22, 2021

Born in: Brevard, NC
Resided in: Candler, NC

Joseph Ervin Bryant “Joe B”, 81, of Candler passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021, surrounded by his children following a chronic illness. Born in Brevard, North Carolina, he grew up in “Scratch Ankle” Candler, and Murphy, North Carolina.

Joe was son to the late Joseph Claude Bryant and Ruth Lovingood Bryant Wilkey. He was also preceded in death his loving wife, Linda Elliott Bryant in 2017.

Joe leaves behind four children, Robbie Bryant (Dorothy), Jay Bryant (Ginger), Steve Bryant (Christy), and Julie Bryant Burnette (Kurt). He also had three grandchildren, Robbie Bryant (Stephanie), Sammi Bryant Franklin (Blake), and Natalie Bryant; four great-grandchildren plus one more on the way; his sisters, Claudine Bryant Stanberry and Diane Reames (Bob); two nieces and four nephews.

Joe served his country in the United States Air Force, stationed in Tampa, Florida where he met his wife, Linda. He returned home and went to work with Bell South, where he worked for 37 years until his retirement in 2001.

The memorial service for Joe will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 29, in the Chapel of Groce Funeral Home Patton Ave. with the Pastor Mike Anderson officiating. His family will receive friends from 5 – 6:30 p.m. prior to the service.

Services

Visitation: July 29, 2021 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

Memorial Service: July 29, 2021 6:30 pm

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806

(828)252-3535
http://www.grocefuneralhome.com

Room: Chapel

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Mr Bryant’s passing. He was a very dear man! I pray that God will comfort each of you during this time of great loss!

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  2. We have know Joe for number of years. Starting at Enka high graduating i y class of 1959. Later working with him at Bell South for 37 years He was a great coworker but was a special friend He will truly be missed by his family and friends. GOD thought it was time to call him home to be with wife,family and friends that have already gone to Heaven REST PIECE OUR DEAR FRIEND

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  3. Joe was a class mate from our early years at Sand Hill, he was also my neighbor on “Scratch Ankle”. We keep those memories forever. Rest in piece,Joe.

    Betty Lou Crowell Crowder

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  4. My family, Blake and Mary Rose Davis, brothers as Joe knew them, June, Babe and Earl, the girls Linda, Deanna, and Betty Jane grew up on Scratch Ankle . We were close to all. Joe was at our house a lot growing up. When Mama passed, he called each one of us. The years melted away when talking to him. He also spent time with us when he visited Mama in the nursing home and he was just down the hall. A wonderful person and a lifelong friend even though we all live away. Blessings to his family as we shed tears with you.

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  5. I am a neighbor of Joe’s sister Diane. I didn’t know Joe personally but when he came to Mt. Holly to visit Diane and Bob we did get to meet him and he was so friendly, had a great smile and enjoyed talking. He will be truly missed by Diane and Bob they loved him so much.

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  6. I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. Joe was an awesome neighbor and a great human being. He will truly be missed.

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  7. Steve and Christy, so sorry for your loss. Keeping you both and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Donald and Carol
    Chattanooga, TN

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  8. Sorry to Joe’s family and friends. He will be missed in the misicial world. Love listening to his pickin at the ranch.

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  9. Joe was a good neighbor and friend for several years and also a coworker at Bell South. We had some good times with our families having pinto bean meals with the fixing. Joe will be missed.

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  10. Dear Steve & Christy,
    Our deepest sympathy to you & your family. It is so hard to give up a parent but God had other plans. Carolyn had kept Shirley updated about his condition. Please express our sympathy to all your family.

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