Bryant, Steven "Barney" Layne (Cleveland)

Saturday, January 20, 2018
Steven "Barney" Bryant
Steven "Barney" Bryant

Steven “Barney” Layne Bryant, 60, of Cleveland, Tennessee, passed away on January 18, 2018.

He was son of the late Buster and Princess Clark Bryant on Feb. 1, 1957. He was born and raised in Bradley County and was a truck driver for Bradley Concrete at the time of his passing. Steve enjoyed watching NASCAR and fishing; however, nothing compared to how much he loved spending time with his grandson, Fletcher Galloway. 

Steve leaves behind to cherish his memory his daughter Tailer Galloway (Christopher), grandson Fletcher Galloway of Fort Wayne, IN; sister Renae Edwards (Ted) of Gillette Wyoming; twin brother Stan Bryant; brother Tim Bryant (Sherry); mother of his daughter Cheryl Bryant and her friend Tony Chase all of Cleveland. Steve also leaves behind numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends such as Kelly Harris, as well as his special friends from “The Village”: Kelly, Nina, Jason, Ashley and Justin.

The Bryant family would also like to extend their appreciation to Hospice of Chattanooga for the extraordinary care given to Barney in his final days.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, at Companion Funeral Home located at 2419 Georgetown Road NW, Cleveland, Tn. 37311.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. 

You are invited to share a personal memory of Steve or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at www.companionfunerals.com. Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bryant family with these arrangements.



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