Bryan, Robert J. "Bob," Sr.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Robert J. “Bob” Bryan Sr., 88, of Chattanooga, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007, at his home.

Mr. Bryan had lived in Chattanooga since 1954. He was the vice president of Brock & Blevins Company for 20 years. He was a veteran of World War II serving as a pilot in the Army Air Corps. Mr. Bryan was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison where he received his degree as a chemical engineer.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 33 years, Amy Jean Bryan; a brother, John Nelson Bryan; and a sister, Joyce Erickson. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his four sons, Robert J. Bryan Jr., of Chattanooga, Jack R. Shackleford, of Long Branch, N.J., Roger L. Shackleford, of Whitwell, and Jon Shackleford, of Nashville; three daughters, Jane Parrish, of Nashville, Betty A. Bryan, of Chattanooga, and Leslie Holt, of Rossville; special friend, Elizabeth Rawlston, of Chattanooga; sister, Virginia Lee Weaver, of Chattanooga; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Chaplain Pat Davis officiating. Mr. Bryan will receive full military services conducted by American Legion Post 95.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 165 Hamm Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405.

There will be no visitation at the funeral home.

The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. following the service at 1420 Rowewood Drive.

Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 7454 East Brainerd Road.

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