John Houston Bryant, Sr., 86, of Dermott, died on July 20, 2018 at Belle View Estates in Monticello.
He was born August 13, 1931 at Jerome and was the son of the late Emmett A. and Nora (Rodgers) Bryant.
Mr. Bryant served in the Navy during the Korean War conflict where he received several medals including the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and Navy Occupation Service Medal.
He was lifelong resident of Chicot County, where he was a farmer and served as the co-op manager for Southern Farmers Association in Dermott and Eudora for 25 years. He loved his hobby of trapping animals for the locals in Chicot County.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Bryant was preceded in death by his wife, Claudean Prescott Bryant, and sister, Margie Bryant.
He is survived by a son, John H. Bryant Jr. and wife, Shannon of Bella Vista; two daughters, Janice B. Barden and husband, Douglas of Citronelle, Alabama and Lynn Courson and husband, Paul of Lake Village; a sister, Lois Christmas of Monticello; a brother, Danny Bryant of Morrilton; five grandchildren, Matthew Bryant, Christopher Bryant, Andy Chaney-Bryant, Taylor Dean Courson and Ashley Hickman and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held on Monday, July 23 from 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. at Bishop-King Funeral Home followed by funeral services at 10 a.m. with Rev. Edward Gulledge officiating. Burial will be at Dermott Cemetery under the direction of Bishop-King Funeral Home of Lake Village.