David Hagood Bryson Jr.

David Hagood Bryson Jr., 76, of Sylva passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 at his home.

He was the husband of Carol Marie Sindlinger Bryson and the son of the late David and Julia Bryson Sr.

He was of the Baptist faith.

He was a retired attorney at law, practicing in Sylva, for 20 years. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was a registered land surveyor in Cashiers and Sylva, surveying all over western North Carolina.

He was one of the founders of the North Carolina Society of Surveyors – Nantahala Chapter. A Summa Cum Laude graduate of Western Carolina University, he was a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi while at WCU. He was also a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law.

He was an avid reader with an excellent sense of humor. He loved to hike and swim and loved the outdoors.

David Hagood Bryson Jr. is dearly loved his family. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Carol Marie Bryson. He is also survived by two sons, Israel B. Bryson and Ivan Bryson; one daughter; Shelley Christine Reynolds; and one son; Bobby Reynolds. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren; one sister, JoAnn Fisk of Corbin, Kentucky; and one brother; Jay Patrick Murphy of Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The family received friends and family at Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. until noon. A funeral service was conducted at 2 p.m., also on Saturday, Aug. 18, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating.

Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery.

An online registry is available at www.appalachianfuneralservices.com.

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.


Pauline McCray Nye

Crossroads Chronicle

Mailing Address:
PO Box 1040
94 U.S. Highway 64 West, Suite 1 (Shoppes on the Green)
Cashiers, NC 28717
Phone: 828-743-5101
Fax: 828-743-4173