Seavy Bryant, of Wilmington, died May 14, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was 82.
He was born on May 20, 1932, in Fayetteville and was raised in the Stedman and Cedar Creek area.
Seavy served in the 82nd Airborne. He moved to Carolina Beach in 1953 where he was a volunteer fireman. He owned and operated Bryant Painting Co. for 45 years until his retirement in 2008. After he retired, he was able to spend even more time doing some of his favorite things, which included reading, watching sports and attending any event in which his grandchildren were involved. One of his favorite things was starting his day at the Sawmill Restaurant with the wonderful staff and his dear friends at “table 17.” He attended Masonboro Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Robert Bryant and Margie Wheeler Bryant; his brother, Adolph; and his son, Joe.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jo Ann Smith Bryant; his daughter, Toni Bryant; his daughter, Denise Finberg and her husband, Micheal; and his two beloved grandsons, Garrett and Zachary Finberg.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Oleander Memorial Gardens with Dr. Gordon Wright and the Rev. Larry Knowles officiating.
Pallbearers will be Micheal Finberg, Garrett Finberg, Rick Smith, Michael Smith, Kirk Smith and Brandon Long. Honorary pallbearers will be Steve King, Russell Smith, Jimmy Turlington, Butch Williams and Ron Hughes.
Memorials may be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Tribute Program, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142, Memphis TN 38148 or to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.
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