Eugene Francis Bryant, 96, of Soddy-Daisy, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 27, 2020, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Bakewell, Tenn., to the late Thomas and Etta Bryant. Eugene served our country in the U.S. Navy in the Amphibious Force on the 285 LST-1049 and the USS Gulfpoint Oil Tanker. He was a World War II veteran serving in Normandy, D-Day and was honored with dinner with Eleanor Roosevelt. He retired from Signal Portland Cement Company as a general foreman. Eugene was a faithful member for over 20 years at Calvary Baptist Church in Red Bank. He loved spending time with his family and going to church. He always had a smile and loved talking to everyone.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 69 years, Nancy Bryant.

Eugene is survived by his children, Randall (Billie) Bryant, and Renee’ (Fred) White; grandchildren, Lisa (Ray) Johnson, and Michelle (Gary) Tallent; great grandchildren, Jacob (McClain) Tallent, Madison (Bryant Howard) Tallent, Austin Hickey, and Sydney Hickey; great great granddaughter, Aubree Howard; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 1, at the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Eugene’s life will follow at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the North Chapel with Dwight Martin, Chris Ware and Greg Powell officiating. Burial will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

The family would like to say thank you to Charmaine Spills a special caregiver and friend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Mission Fund, 5201 Dayton Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37415 or

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