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James Harold Bryant

James Harold Bryant

May 27, 1935 - Apr 4, 2022

James Harold Bryant - Obituary


ames Harold “Jimmy’ Bryant, 86, a 52-year resident of Davidsonville, MD, passed away on April 4, 2022 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Born on May 27, 1935 in Asbury, WV to the late Minnie Roach Bryant Cox and Oscar Marlin Bryant, Jimmy graduated from Alderson High School in West Virginia. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959 and the National Guard from 1959 to 1963. Jimmy worked as a project manager for Hargrove, Inc. in Lanham, MD. He retired after 58 years of service during which time he forged hundreds of great friendships. Always active, Jimmy enjoyed working in his yard and bowling and golfing with family and friends. He coached his sons in Davidsonville baseball and watched his grandsons play for 18 years with pride. In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his stepfather, Homer E. Cox and all of his siblings, Merlin and Ivan Bryant, Wayne Bryant, Sr., Audrey Hiser and Arnetta Butler. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Erma Scruggs Bryant; two sons, Richard L. (Julie) Bryant of Davidsonville and Steven K. (Loretta) Bryant of Harwood, MD; one daughter, Cynthia D. (Tony) Berry of Deale, MD; five grandsons, Zachary, Cameron and Nicholas Bryant Rees of Deale, Dylan Bryant of Harwood and Charles Collison of Easton, MD; and two granddaughters, Brittany N. (Nick) Whiting of Ellicott City, MD and Sarah Bryant of Davidsonville. Jimmy will also be mourned by many nieces, nephews, neighbors and former co-workers. He was loved by all. Friends are invited to celebrate Jimmy’s life with his family on Tuesday, April 19 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Road, Edgewater, MD where Jimmy’s funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at the Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hospice of the Chesapeake, 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21122 or online hospicechesapeake.org