Lynn David Bryant

Lynn David Bryant

Lynn David Bryant, 81, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022, at the Marion VA Medical Center. 

He was born on Feb. 18, 1941, in Jonesboro, the son of William Carl “Pee Wee” and Nola Mary Harris Bryant.

Mr. Bryant is survived by his children, Tammy (Michael) Sheffer of Anna, Jason (Heidie) Bryant of Murphysboro, Virgil (Tonya) Diel of Cairo and Vandy Diel of LaCenter, Ky.; 10 grandchildren, Noah M., Mason D., and Eli C. Bryant, Kaylee (Tim) Bequette, Michael Patrick Sheffer II (Angelica Jimenez), Logan (Heather) Sheffer, Paul Sheffer, Benjamin Diel, Faith (Chris) Agbayani and Charity Diel,; two great-grandchildren, Michael Patrick Sheffer III and Maverick Sheffer, and one on the way in 2023; a brother, Carl “Junior” Bryant of Cape Girardeau; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and by a brother, William Louie Bryant.

Mr. Bryant worked for many years for the Trojan Powder Company and Transcraft until his retirement. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam. He loved spending time with his family, traveling and going out to eat.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, with Pastor Larry Dean Worthen officiating. 

Interment will be in the Alto Pass Cemetery. Graveside military rites will be conducted by Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois Army National Guard military team of Marion. 

Friends may visit after noon and until the service hour at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. 

Memorials can be made to the Sunshine Inn Meals on Wheels. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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