LANCASTER, SC ~ Mr. Thomas Ross Bryson, age 63, died Thursday, November 2, 2017. He was born October 24, 1954 in Brevard, NC, the son of the late Oscar Ross Bryson and Ruby Waters Bryson. He is the husband of Lora Potts Bryson. He retired from Bowater Corporation and was known as the “Man of Many Waterfalls”. Being from Brevard, he hiked the mountains of western North Carolina seeking beautiful waterfalls his entire life. He was a loving husband and father.
Tom is survived by his wife, Lora Potts Bryson; a daughter, Jennifer Bryson Wolfer and husband, Ariel Wolfer and their children, Lena and Livia Wolfer of Ashburn, VA; a son, Jacob Ross Bryson and his wife, Ashlynn Bryson and their daughter, Skylar Bryson of Independence, MO; a step-daughter, Christy Gray Lewis and her husband, Joseph Lewis and their sons, Landon and Cade Lewis of Cape Carteret, NC, and a step-son, Kenneth C. Gray, Jr. and his wife, Kristin Cribb Gray and their daughter, Savannah Nicole Gray of Swansboro, NC; and his mother and father-in-law; Randolph and Georgia Potts of Lancaster.
The family will accept friends from 2:00 – 5:00 pm Saturday, November 4, 2017 at their home. A Celebration of Life service is being planned for a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, SC 29210.
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We were so sad to hear of Tom’s passing. Sending you hugs and prayers! I thought of Tom when last week we were in in the mountains hiking to waterfalls. He was a gift to all who knew him!
Submitted by Cheryl Quinn on Nov 5 2017 02:23:29 PM
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Cheryl Quinn lit a candle on Nov 5 2017 02:19:36 PM
Lora, prayers going up for you, your family, and Tom's family.....so very sorry. Tom was a sweet and compassionate man and dog lover. God bless each of you. Love, aunt Joyce
Submitted by Joyce P.Ashley on Nov 3 2017 09:10:16 PM
Spencer R. Scott lit a candle for Thomas Ross Bryson
Spencer R. Scott lit a candle on Nov 3 2017 04:18:48 PM
Made many backpacking trips with Tom and Lloyd into the mountains of NC and SC. This picture is the way I remember Tom...smiling and full of life. My prayers are with you all. Joe Arey, Salisbury, NC
Submitted by Joe Arey on Nov 3 2017 04:00:45 PM
Marie M. Dunnam lit a candle for Thomas Ross Bryson
Marie M. Dunnam lit a candle on Nov 3 2017 01:37:09 PM
Lora, I am so sorry to hear this news! Will be thinking of you and your family through the coming days, and sending many prayers for peace and comfort your way.
Marie M. Dunnam (Oconee County First Steps)
Submitted by Marie M. Dunnam on Nov 3 2017 01:36:24 PM
Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. May the loving memories provide peace and comfort for you all.
Betty Washington (Beaufort County First Steps)
Submitted by Betty Washington on Nov 3 2017 11:54:32 AM
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Betty Washington lit a candle on Nov 3 2017 11:53:20 AM
I am very sorry for your loss. May your memories of him sustain you during this difficult time.
Submitted by Johannes Tromp on Nov 3 2017 11:32:59 AM
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