JAMES ANDREW BRYSON, 78, Highland Lake, died May 19, 2020. He was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, had served as a teacher, coach, and transportation and maintenance director with the Blount County Board of Education, and was mayor of Highland Lake for four years. He was also a corporate pilot and transportation manager for McPherson Oil, a business owner, and a farmer. Predeceasing him were parents Tony and Selma Roberson Bryson and sister Brenda Sue Grant.
Surviving are wife Marcena Phillips Bryson; daughter Leslie Bryson Jones (Dr. Samuel Otterson); grandchildren Quinten Samuel Otterson Jones, Lucas Bryson Jones, Jacob Sawyer Jones; brothers Kenneth Tony (Patricia) Bryson; Rodger Dale (Lynn) Bryson; Rickey Eugene (Diane) Bryson.
The family had a private celebration of life service. A public memorial service will be announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lester Memorial UMC Building Fund. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.