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David Hagood Bryson Jr.

David Hagood Bryson, Jr., age 76, of Sylva passed away on Wednesday, August 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.

David was of the Baptist faith. He was a retired attorney at law, practicing in Sylva, NC for twenty 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. David was also a graduate of North Carolina Central University School of Law. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and one of the founders of the Cashiers area Chamber of Commerce. He was an avid reader with an excellent sense of humor. He loved to hike and swim and loved the outdoors. David dearly loved his family.

David 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 ten grandchildren, one sister; JoAnn Fisk of Corbin, Ky and one brother; Jay Patrick Murphy of Tulsa, OK.

The family will receive friends and family at Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, NC on Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 10 am until 12 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, also on Saturday, August 18, 2018, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.

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Carol I used to work at the tax office and liked you and David so much and just heard of his passing and am so sorry I hope your doing ok he was always so kind to me as were you I'm very sorry for your los. John Burgess

John Burgess Jul 17 2019 12:00 AM

Carol, I just stumbled across this page to see that David passed away a few months ago. What a terrible surprise and I am so sorry to hear this information. David and you both helped me with many legal issues in my 20 years of business and in my personal life. David was quite a story teller, full of interesting information and could be quite funny. He will be missed.

Susanne Moore Oct 12 2018 12:00 AM

I will always remember Mr. Bryson. A Man with Words filled with Wisdom, Academic Intelligence, Loyalty to His Loved Ones and Joy for Life. I wander what He will do in his next 100 years.

Rhonda Burrell Williams Aug 30 2018 12:00 AM

Carol I am so sorry to hear of Davids passing he was a great person

SHIRLEY ENSLEY Aug 24 2018 12:00 AM

David was a brilliant man and an excellent husband for you all those years. Carol, I know he loved you with all his heart. I'll always remember he saved your life in that emergency situation so many years ago and that made me love him more. So sorry he's gone.

Linda Sindlinger Frank Aug 24 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Carol, I am so sorry and saddened to hear the world lost your beloved David. Your eyes light up whenever you speak of David. You both shared a beautiful love story together and he lived a wonderful life. -Sandy

Sandy Kornheiser Aug 22 2018 12:00 AM

May Jehovah God be praised as He has promised a resurrection of those we have lost in death. His Son, Jesus, assures us of this at John 5:28,29 May this hope comfort you.

Margaret Aug 21 2018 12:00 AM

While visiting the Glennville Historical Museum this afternoon , we were shocked and saddened to hear of Davids passing . We met David over 20 years ago when we were creating a Trust and discovered David had surveyed our property in Cashiers many years before . We began a friendship that continued over the years . Just last week we visited again at the Saphire Valley Craft Show and planned to meet again today . Our condolences to Carol and family for their loss . I will miss our discussions over the years . Mac McLendon Tallahassee and Cashiers

Mac And Sue McLendon Aug 18 2018 12:00 AM

Carol, I always enjoyed seeing and talking to you and David when I worked in the Clerk of Court's office. I am so sorry for your loss! My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family! May God comfort you during this difficult time!

Linda Jamison Aug 18 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Carol, we are so very sorry to learn of David's passing. He was a good friend and trusted counsel for many years. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Virginia Kinkaid and Family Aug 17 2018 12:00 AM

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