John Milton Bryan Sr.


Dr. John Milton Bryan Sr., 86, of Cleveland, passed away on Nov. 10, 2017. 

He was born in Cookeville on Dec. 28, 1930, to the late John Edward and Mabel Sidwell Bryan. He was a longtime resident of Cleveland and a 40+ year member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. A graduate of The University of Tennessee Medical School, he practiced medicine in Cleveland for more than 30 years. He loved his family and friends dearly and was passionate about the game of golf and sport of fishing.  

 In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Florence Dale “Dee” Bryan.  

He leaves behind one son, John M. Bryan Jr.; two daughters: Mary Kathleen Bryan Herron, and her husband, Eric, and Rebecca Bryan Edge, and her husband, Jeffery; two grandchildren: Lauren Ashley Sexton and Sawyer Bryan; and numerous other extended family members, church family and a host of special friends. 

The family will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Broad St. N.W.

A private family interment will take place in the church memorial garden at a later date.

 You are invited to share a personal memory or your condolences with his family at his online memorial located at 

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. 

Companion Funeral and Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Bryan family with these arrangements.



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