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Roderic Charles Bryan

Roderic Charles Bryan passed away on July 13, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus. He was born on Sept. 19, 1932, to Roderic Clyde and Alice Wardie Bryan and lived most of his life in the Lackey community. He attended the Aberdeen school system and joined the Aberdeen National Guard in 1949 while still in the 11th grade. Mobilized in January 1950, he left for Fort Jackson, South Carolina and was sent to Korea in September of 1950 for 11 months with the 25th Infantry Division. After returning from Korea, he enrolled back in school and graduated at Aberdeen High School in 1953. He married Carol Lynn Allen of Smithville in May of 1955 and enjoyed 64 years of marriage while having four children, Rod Bryan (Janice); Allen Bryan, (May); Tena Bryan Moreland (Randy); and Robert Bryan (Lachelle). He has five grandkids, four great-grandkids and one on the way. Charles was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, had more than 66 years of the American Legion and was a life member of the DAV. He retired from the National Guard with more than 20 years of service. He was elected as the 3rd District supervisor for Monroe County in 1990 and served proudly for 12 years. During his service, he helped get the walking tracks built at the Bartahatchie, Lackey, and Hamilton community centers. He was a member of New Prospect Baptist Church in the Lackey community. He enjoyed working with his scuppernong orchard with over 150 vines. Charles is survived by his wife, Carol Lynn Bryan, and one sister, Catherine Rhodes. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Allen Bryan; and four sisters, Clyde Virginia Tilley, Cleo Tubb Chamberlain, Francis Rubino, and Mager Desollar.

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