Idaho Bryson Jr., 76, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024, after a lengthy illness.

He was born October 5, 1947, in Cherokee County, N.C., to the late Idaho Bryson Sr. and Medal Vaye Huskins Bryson. Junior was also preceded in death by one daughter, Chrissa Bryson; two brothers, Clifford Bryson and Garland Bryson; one sister, Edna Patterson; two nephews; and two stepchildren.

Junior was a carpenter by trade. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting antiques, trading with a good buddy and observing the wildlife in his yard.

Those left to cherish his memory includes his wife, Gail Ann Bryson of the home; two daughters, Becky Ensley (Nathan), and Lynn Bryson; one brother, Walter Bryson (Linda); a sister, Ruth Coffee; several nieces and nephews; four grandchildren, Tyler Duncan, Michelle Duncan, Elijah Ensley, and Alexis Ensley; three stepchildren; seven step grandchildren; and his beloved dog Trixie and cat Bootsie.

Graveside service will be held on May 8, 2024, at 2 p.m. at the home. Ray Kiser will officiate the service. Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 7, 2024, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial tributes be directed to Nicholson Funeral Home to help cover the funeral costs.

Nicholson Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bryson family.