James “Eddie” Edward Bryant, age 73, of Bristol, Va., passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at NHC Healthcare of Bristol.

He was born December 22, 1945 in Bristol, Va., a son of the late Berlin and Judie Bryant. Eddie was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area and a former employee of Bristol Brass. He was of the Baptist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lauretta Garrett; brothers, Theodore Bryant and Charles Bryant; and nephew, James R. Stanton.

He is survived by a sister, Athaleen Mitchell and husband Dathan; brother, William “Bill” T. Bryant and wife Darlis; sister-in-law, Shirley Bryant; and two nieces and five nephews.

The funeral service for Mr. Bryant will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019 in the Weaver Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Larry Hall officiating. The family will receive friends from 11 until 12 p.m. prior to the service. The interment will follow the service at Glenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenny Garrett, David Garrett, Bill Bryant, Jr., Broden Smoke, Johnny Vestal and Travis Gobble. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Garrett, Ronnie Meade and Randy Cooper.

Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.