William Monroe Bryant, Jr.
September 27, 1946 -
January 27, 2015

Visitation

January 30, 2015
5-7 PM

Service 

January 31, 2015
1 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral services for William Monroe Bryant, Jr., age 68 of Fayetteville, will be conducted Saturday at 1 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro.Thomas Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bryant passed away Tuesday at his residence.
Mr. Bryant was a native of Lincoln County, TN and the son of the late William Monroe Bryant, Sr. and Elsie Mae Carter Bryant. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force and was a recipient of the Purple Heart & Excellent Marksman. His passion was his work, Bryant Appraisals, and his farm and home place in the Cyruston Community. He was an Ad Valorem Tax Consultant and was a member of the Hernando United Methodist Church in Hernando, MS. Survivors include his wife Sonya White Bryant of Fayetteville, daughters Amanda Lillian Bryant (Justin) Edwards of Starkville, MS. and Patricia Jane Bryant (Shayne) Tapp of Hernando, MS, grandchild Savannah Tapp, and brother Carter (Jackie) Bryant. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation with the family will be Friday evening 5-7 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home.
Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family of William Monroe Bryant, Jr..

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20 Comments

  1. Lucye Parks Durham

    Sonya,

    I just heard about Bill. I am so very sorry about him passing. You are in my prayers.

    Reply
  2. Margaret Pressley

    May God comfort you in the loss of Bill. We thought the world of him, and know how much he loved all of you. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  3. Bonnie B. Byrd

    Sonya, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Patricia Raby Williams

    Sonya, So sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you and your family in my prayers

    Reply
  5. Vickey (Brown) Perry

    I am so very sorry, Sonya. I just found this out. Deeply sorrowful…Your v family will be in our prayers. Vickey (Brown) Perry

    Reply
  6. Philip and Tammy Clark

    Our deepest condolences to the family on the passing of Billy. He was a good friend and will be missed.

    Reply
  7. Buddy Hawkins

    He hired me 29 years ago. He was the most knowledgeable and most patient man I knew. He had to be to teach me appraisal, and he gave an old farm boy a way to make a living. With admiration, he will be missed.

    Reply
  8. Janie Ard

    I worked with Bill the last nineteen years. It was a treat. He will be greatly missed. Wednesdays will never be the same.

    Reply
  9. Christy Hansen

    I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Bill at the TA in Panola County for the past year and half. It was only a short time, but I must say it was truly a blessing. Mr. Bill taught me so much in such a short time, but most of all ALWAYS have faith in yourself and there is nothing that you can’t do! I will miss him telling his jokes laughing sitting behind me in his chair. But most of all his advice. And that is something I will miss the most. I loved Mr. Bill, but I know that he would be looking down, telling his jokes, and laughing.

    Reply
  10. Sandra Copeland

    Bill hired me in the TA office in Panola County, Ms., 30 years ago. He was a wonderful person to work with. He was always so easygoing and very seldom lost his cool –BUT– when he did, stay out of his way for a short while. It never lasted long. Gaeba Gray hit the nail on the head about Bill being an instigator. He loved it. He would get something started and then take off. After a little while, he would come back and laugh about it all. Bill will really be missed. We all loved him dearly.

    Reply
  11. David W. Macon, Macon Mapping Co., Inc.

    Sonya and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Bill for over 30 years, and always considered him a great friend. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

    Reply
  12. David W. Macon, Macon Mapping Co., Inc.

    Sonya and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Bill for over 30 years, and always considered him a good friend. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

    Reply
  13. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Billy was a close friend while we were growing up at Boonshill High. I always enjoyed being with him and our close buddies. Family and the farm was very important, especially in the past few years. My sympathy goes to you in your loss. Love, Rexine

    Reply
  14. Linda F. Williams

    Sonya, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Billy was a great guy! He spent many a fun-filled day on Tims Ford Lake with our gang when I bought my first boat. Everybody would chip in a dollar for gas and we’d ride all day long! Please know you have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  15. Gaeba M Gray

    Deepest sympathy to all of you! Bill was a good man, good friend and great teacher. We worked many years together in Panola County. The employees of the TA office in Batesville were like family, including Bill. He was the most knowledgeable person I have ever met and he was well respected among our community. However, Bill was an instigator. He loved to get a good argument started, for fun, and leave the room laughing at the confusion he created. He was always up to a good prank. Bill will be deeply missed!!!

    Reply
  16. Robert and Judy (Hall) Strope

    Carter and Jackie
    We are so sorry to learn of Billy’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.

    Reply
  17. Betty Zimmerle Smith

    I worked with Bill and Sonya in 1975-76 in Fayetteville at Allied Appraisal Co. (I left in spring ’76 to have a baby.) Y’all were such a nice couple and David and I extend our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts and prayers in your bereavement.

    Reply
  18. Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan

    I’ve known Billy for many years. So sorry for your loss and my prayers are for you! Blessed be!

    Reply
  19. Debbie White Taylor

    Sonya,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Debbie

    Reply
  20. Susan Miller

    Pat a I are so sorry for the Family ‘s loss! Please know you all are in our thoughts and Prayers . We Love Yall and are here for you.

    Reply

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20 Comments

  1. Lucye Parks Durham

    Sonya,

    I just heard about Bill. I am so very sorry about him passing. You are in my prayers.

    Reply
  2. Margaret Pressley

    May God comfort you in the loss of Bill. We thought the world of him, and know how much he loved all of you. He will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  3. Bonnie B. Byrd

    Sonya, So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

    Reply
  4. Patricia Raby Williams

    Sonya, So sorry to hear of your loss. Will keep you and your family in my prayers

    Reply
  5. Vickey (Brown) Perry

    I am so very sorry, Sonya. I just found this out. Deeply sorrowful…Your v family will be in our prayers. Vickey (Brown) Perry

    Reply
  6. Philip and Tammy Clark

    Our deepest condolences to the family on the passing of Billy. He was a good friend and will be missed.

    Reply
  7. Buddy Hawkins

    He hired me 29 years ago. He was the most knowledgeable and most patient man I knew. He had to be to teach me appraisal, and he gave an old farm boy a way to make a living. With admiration, he will be missed.

    Reply
  8. Janie Ard

    I worked with Bill the last nineteen years. It was a treat. He will be greatly missed. Wednesdays will never be the same.

    Reply
  9. Christy Hansen

    I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Bill at the TA in Panola County for the past year and half. It was only a short time, but I must say it was truly a blessing. Mr. Bill taught me so much in such a short time, but most of all ALWAYS have faith in yourself and there is nothing that you can’t do! I will miss him telling his jokes laughing sitting behind me in his chair. But most of all his advice. And that is something I will miss the most. I loved Mr. Bill, but I know that he would be looking down, telling his jokes, and laughing.

    Reply
  10. Sandra Copeland

    Bill hired me in the TA office in Panola County, Ms., 30 years ago. He was a wonderful person to work with. He was always so easygoing and very seldom lost his cool –BUT– when he did, stay out of his way for a short while. It never lasted long. Gaeba Gray hit the nail on the head about Bill being an instigator. He loved it. He would get something started and then take off. After a little while, he would come back and laugh about it all. Bill will really be missed. We all loved him dearly.

    Reply
  11. David W. Macon, Macon Mapping Co., Inc.

    Sonya and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Bill for over 30 years, and always considered him a great friend. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

    Reply
  12. David W. Macon, Macon Mapping Co., Inc.

    Sonya and Family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. I knew Bill for over 30 years, and always considered him a good friend. He will surely be missed by all who knew him.

    Reply
  13. Rexine Douthit Pigg

    Billy was a close friend while we were growing up at Boonshill High. I always enjoyed being with him and our close buddies. Family and the farm was very important, especially in the past few years. My sympathy goes to you in your loss. Love, Rexine

    Reply
  14. Linda F. Williams

    Sonya, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. Billy was a great guy! He spent many a fun-filled day on Tims Ford Lake with our gang when I bought my first boat. Everybody would chip in a dollar for gas and we’d ride all day long! Please know you have my deepest sympathy.

    Reply
  15. Gaeba M Gray

    Deepest sympathy to all of you! Bill was a good man, good friend and great teacher. We worked many years together in Panola County. The employees of the TA office in Batesville were like family, including Bill. He was the most knowledgeable person I have ever met and he was well respected among our community. However, Bill was an instigator. He loved to get a good argument started, for fun, and leave the room laughing at the confusion he created. He was always up to a good prank. Bill will be deeply missed!!!

    Reply
  16. Robert and Judy (Hall) Strope

    Carter and Jackie
    We are so sorry to learn of Billy’s passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of grief.

    Reply
  17. Betty Zimmerle Smith

    I worked with Bill and Sonya in 1975-76 in Fayetteville at Allied Appraisal Co. (I left in spring ’76 to have a baby.) Y’all were such a nice couple and David and I extend our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts and prayers in your bereavement.

    Reply
  18. Betty Lou Maddox Dunivan

    I’ve known Billy for many years. So sorry for your loss and my prayers are for you! Blessed be!

    Reply
  19. Debbie White Taylor

    Sonya,
    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.
    Debbie

    Reply
  20. Susan Miller

    Pat a I are so sorry for the Family ‘s loss! Please know you all are in our thoughts and Prayers . We Love Yall and are here for you.

    Reply

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