Lawrence Eugene (Larry) Bryson, 76, of Conway, South Carolina formerly of Brownsville, Ohio passed away at 11:37 AM on Friday July 3, 2020.
He was born in Newark, Ohio on October 28,1943 to the late John B. and Mildred (Frischen) Bryson and he attended Newark Catholic High School.
He is survived by his wife Carole Christine (Stephens) Bryson, whom he married on December 23, 2008; his four daughters: Jennifer (Ronald) Emler of Zanesville, Kimberly (Andrew) Swinehart of Zanesville, Michele Johnson (Alan Schwitz III) of Trafalgar, Indiana and Nicole (Scott) Foulk of Centerville, Ohio; thirteen grandchildren: Melissa (Bryan) Rimboch, Dustin (Hollie) Prouty, Ashley (Kyle) Kistler, Adam (Brooke) Prouty, Austin (Jacquie) Prouty, Tyler (Amy Bostic) Prouty, Kirk (Rachael) Swinehart, Clay Swinehart, Sydney and Dylan Johnson, Chase, Carter and Hannah Foulk; ten great-grandchildren: Mason, Landyn and Holden Prouty, Isabella Rimboch, Carson and Kamryn Kistler, Brinley and Brielle Prouty, Cohen and Natalie Prouty; a sister M. Lynn Moore and a brother John L. (Sonny) Bryson; sister-in-law Cathy Jo Stephens; and many nieces, nephews, who loved him dearly.
Larry was the body shop manager at the former Chesrown Oldsmobile Cadillac in Newark, Ohio for several years before he decided to become an entrepreneur. He and his late wife Sue, started Bryson Auto Detailing until his retirement in 2007.
Larry grew up in Newark, Ohio with a passion for cars. He owned several sports cars in his younger years, including a 1959c1 Chevy corvette that he used to drag race at the former Hyde Park Drag Strip in Heath, Ohio. Larry was a hard-working, selfless, loving & giving man. He taught his daughters and grandchildren to have a good work ethic. He was the most laid back, go with the flow kind of guy. So friendly, he never knew a stranger and would do anything for anyone. He had the best smile ever and could always make you laugh with his silly stories. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, whom he married on December 31, 1977 Belinda Kay (Sue) Bryson, whom passed away on July 12, 2004; four siblings: Kay Bryson, Barb Collins, Patricia Malherbe and David Bryson.
Calling hours will be Thursday, July 9 from 6-8 PM and one hour prior to the services at THE SNOUFFER FUNERAL HOME 1150 WEST MILITARY ROAD ZANESVILLE. Funeral services will be held at 2PM on Friday, July 10, 2020 in the Snouffer Chapel with Pastor Dee Rader officiating. Burial will follow in Frazeysburg Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Dustin, Adam, Austin and Tyler Prouty, Kirk and Clay Swinehart, Dylan Johnson, Chase and Carter Foulk.
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