Funeral services for Charles Henry Bryan, 72, of Ringgold were held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in Rockett Funeral Home Chapel in Ringgold. Officiating was the Rev. Everett Geis Jr. Burial followed in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Ringgold. Visitation was from 5 until 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Rockett Funeral Home.
Mr. Bryan was born Jan. 4, 1942, in Ringgold to Henry E. and Eula Tipton Bryan. He passed away Feb. 13, 2014, in Shreveport.
After graduation from Ringgold High School, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. While stationed at Altus AFB in Oklahoma, he joined a flying club and became a licensed pilot for small air craft. Flying was a dream and passion he always loved.
After returning home from the military, he graduated from Northwest Louisiana Vocational Technical School of Minden in Instrumentation. Mr. Bryan continued this line of work until he retired in 2002 from U.O.P. in Mooringsport. He returned to Ringgold and lived on the shores of Lake Bistineau where he enjoyed fishing. Being unable to continue flying himself, he began building and flying model airplanes.
Mr. Bryan was a past member of Shreveport Area Radio Kontrol Society (SHARKS). He attended Jamestown Baptist Church where he came to know and love the members and they loved him. All who knew him knew he was a quiet, peace loving individual. He will be missed by family and friends but they will also know he is with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorothy Mae Bryan who died when she was only 18 months old.
Left to cherish his memory are his sister, Martha A. White and husband, Lane of Ringgold; several first cousins, Ronald Bryan and wife, Mary of Minden, Susan Barron of Ringgold, Virginia Todd and husband, Billy of Jamestown and Tony Pate and wife, Mary of Hallsville, Texas; nephews and nieces very close to him are Bobby and Martha Conly and their son, Billy and daughter, Maddison all of Ringgold.
Pallbearers will be Billy Conly, Bobby Conly, Charles Stokes, Tim Bryan, Mickey Harper, Billy Todd and Don Moseley.
Memorials may be sent to Jamestown Baptist Church in Jamestown.