Obituary of Ralph Arthur Bryant
Ralph Arthur Bryant, 93, died peacefully Christmas Eve, 2022 at Piney Grove Nursing Center in Kernersville, NC.
Ralph was born the first of two children on April 1, 1929, to the late Lyman and Edith Bryant in Brooklyn, Michigan. Ralph was preceded in death by his loving wife, Audrey Hardy Bryant of 58 years.
He is survived by his four devoted children, Ralph Bryant, Jr., Annette Blackburn, Arron Bryant, and Sheri Rudel. Ralph is also survived by his beloved sister, Ruth Bryant Ekleberry; and six grandsons, Jordan Bryant, George Blackburn, Jonah Bryant, Ethan Bryant, Connor Rudel, and Mason Rudel.
Ralph and his sister, Ruth, grew up on a farm in Brooklyn, Michigan with his folks. It was those childhood years that would shape and remain forever fond to Ralph as the place where he was raised, built his own first home where he started his family.
Following high school graduation, Ralph attended Michigan State University until he was drafted into the army during the Korean War. After the war ended Ralph attended Jackson Community College. He started his career working at Hayes Albion as an industrial engineer in Jackson, Michigan. Ralph and his family then moved to Charlotte, NC. And from Charlotte, they moved to Clemmons, NC. Ralph retired with 41 years of service and moved with his wife Audrey to Kernersville, NC. They spent as much time as possible with their children and grandchildren.
It is impossible to measure the impact Ralph had on family, friends and co-workers. Among his many attributes, he will be remembered for his deep love and dedication to family and friends, his tireless work ethic, his master craftsmanship and gardening skills and his competitive spirit.
The funeral service for Ralph will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022. The funeral service will take place at the Pierce-Jefferson Funeral Services Kernersville Chapel. The family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Friday prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions can be sent to your favorite charity in loving memory of Ralph.
Friends and family may offer online condolences at www.piercejeffersonfh.com