Willis “Witt” Bryan, 86, of Calhoun, died Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at his home.
He was the owner and operator of Ailey’s Garage in Charleston for many years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy where he served during WWII in the South Pacific. Mr. Bryan was member of Calhoun United Methodist Church and was a charter member of the Charleston Volunteer Fire Department.
He was preceded in death by his parents, R.T. and Bess Willis Bryan; brother, Hugh E. Bryan and brother and sister-in-law, L.C. and Ruby Bryan.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn G. Bryan of Calhoun; three children, Joe Bryan and wife, Luajean of Calhoun, Jim Bryan and wife, Jane of Ooltewah, and Jack Bryan and wife, Kim of Cleveland; grandchildren, John Bryan of Cleveland, Adam Bryan and wife, Rebecca of Chattanooga, Emily McGlohon and husband, Jeremy of Chattanooga, Matt Bryan and wife, Carrie of San Diego, Cal., , Bob McGinnis of Athens, and Mary Jane Bacon and husband, Brooks of Soddy Daisy; four great-grandchildren, Sydney and Jake McGlohon and Katie and Lauren Bacon; brother, Jimmy Bryan and wife, Elizabeth of Charleston; sister-in-law, Ruth Bryan of Calhoun; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in the chapel of Fike Funeral Home with Pastor Hugh Bryan and Pastor Mary Parson officiating.
Interment will be in Calhoun Cemetery on Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. with John Bryan, Adam Bryan, Jeremy McGlohon, Bob McGinnis, Andrew Myers and Steve Myers serving as pallbearers.
The family requests that memorials be made to Calhoun United Methodist Church, 820 Highway 163 Calhoun, TN 37309.
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.