He was born on January 1, 1928 in Bluff City, Tennessee.
Dr. Bryan served on the faculty of Davidson College from 1955 to 1993. He was a Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at Davidson College, having graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1955.
Dr. Bryan was a member of the American Chemical Society and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He was also a member of Davidson United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom and Blanche Bryan. He is survived by his brother, Dr. Eugene T. Bryan and his wife Toni Bryan and niece, Tracy Bryan White and her 2 sons Jonathan Bryson White and Brady Martin White and niece Stefanie Bryan Huber and her husband Craig Alan Huber and their children Maximilian Bryan Huber and Alexandra Daisy Huber.
A memorial service will be held January 8, 2016 at 2pm, at Davidson United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Davidson United Methodist Church or Bluff City United Methodist Church.
Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home is serving the family.