James (Jay) Bryson, 69 of Robbins passed away peacefully on Friday, November 11, 2016 at First Health Hospice Pinehurst NC, surrounded by his family.

  Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, November 14, 2016 at Browns Chapel Christian Church with the Reverend Jeff Karnes officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  There will be a dinner following the committal in the fellowship hall of the church, where covered dishes can be brought.

  He is survived by his beloved wife, of 25 years, Jan Baxter Bryson and his children: Shad Bryson and  wife Donna,  of Carthage NC, Marty Bryson and wife Pebbles of Robbins NC,  Kelly Bryson and fiance’ Chad Whitaker, of Vass NC and step son Chris Williams and  wife Nikki, of Mebane NC;  grandchildren: Jake Bryson, Maddox Bryson, Paisley Bryson and Alex Williams.

  Jay was born May 11, 1947 in Richmond County NC where he spent his childhood with his Mother Chestie and Father Fred along with his 5 sisters Jane, Penny, Joyce, Donna and Pat. They grew up working as sharecroppers with little worldly possessions, but plenty of love. Once Jay grew up he moved to Moore County married and raised his 3 children while working as a Union welder. Jay had a strong work ethic, but a fall that broke his back forced him to retire in 1988.

Jay met his current wife Jan and settled in Robbins  where he spent his time restoring award winning classic cars in his workshop and attending car shows with his family and friends. Jay’s friendly demeanor and easy going attitude contributed to the numerous friends and relationships that he had throughout his life. Jay was a member of Browns Chapel Church in Spies NC.

The family would like to thank all of the friends and family for their prayers and visits as well as the wonderful staff at First Health Hospice.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home of Jay and Jan Bryson or son, Marty Bryson.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bryson Family.

Condolences may be made at pinesfunerals.com

 

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  1. Prayers and thoughts go out to family at this difficult time. Just know that memories can never be taken from you. Peace and understanding to all. RIP Jay….

  2. So sorry to hear about Jay’s passing.. I didn’t him, just in passing by. My late brother Stanley Caviness Jr. knew him very well. They worked & messed around on cars together, infact Jay bought my brother’s blue 69 chevy. Good old days, good memories of J

  3. Dear Jan Baxter Bryson and family,

    I am so sorry for all of your family in the loss of ‘Jay’…such a sweet, handsome, kind man. My sympathy and condolences to all of you.

    Our love and prayers,

    Lorna Clack, Elizabeth Thomas, Daniel A.

  4. The lord received a precious angel into his arms…We will miss Jay in this world and look forward to a happy reunion one day..Jan and family you are in our thoughts and prayers..We love you guys…lean on God as you begin your healing process..may your w

  5. So sorry for the loss of your family and our church family. Jay was a friend to all of us,a good neighbor and faithful to his church until the end. He will be missed by all of us.Prayers for the family. He is well and with Jesus and Heaven is rejoicing be

  6. Jan, We are sorry for the loss of your husband. He was always very friendly when we saw him at the high school reunions. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today. Love Arles and Bradie Taylor Carthage NC

  7. I want to express my deepest sorrow for the untimely loss of Jay. Although I only met Jay a few times,I realized that he was a great husband, father and stepfather to my son, Chris. Jay and Jan raised him right.

    Jay’s suffering is over and wh

  8. JAY WILL TRULY BE MISSED BY ALL ,JAY WAS A FRIEND TO EVERYONE. WE ARE GOING TO MISS OUR FRIEND OUR BUDDY . WITH GODS PROMISE WE WILL SEE YOU WE LOVE YA, JAY PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU WE LOVE YA, DALE ,NANCY AND BRANDY

  9. I enjoyed knowing Jay and will miss talking with him about cars he worked on or other things going on in his life. He loved his family very much. I will being praying for you during this time. Neil Wolfe

  10. Dear Jan,

    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. I know you will miss Jay, but can rest assured that you will see him again soon. May God and those around you comfort you and be there for you at this difficult time. Much love, Lydia

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