Sherwood W. Bryant


LEWISTON — Sherwood Wallace Bryant, 85, of Turner, died unexpectedly on May 5, at Russell Park Manor.

He was born in Jay, April 5, 1926, the son of Wallace E. and Nettie (Beatham) Bryant. He attended Jay area schools. On May 10, 1945, he married Wilma Proctor in Wilton. Throughout their 64 years of marriage, Sherwood and Wilma were each other’s constant companions.

Sherwood owned and operated Bryant’s Garage in Turner, up until his retirement. He thoroughly enjoyed tinkering and fabricating machines. When one project was finished, there was always another in the works.

He was good at woodworking and enjoyed making furniture and gifts for his family. Sherwood loved collecting antique tractors and spent a great deal of time restoring his fleet of David Bradley tractors. He and Wilma spent countless hours gardening and enjoyed their flower and vegetable gardens very much.

Sherwood is survived by two sons, Dale and his wife, Gloria, of Turner and Marshall and his wife, Susan, of Turner; a sister, Leona Brooks and her husband, Keith, of Jay; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a nephew, Donald Wright and his wife, Georgia, of Jay.

He was predeceased by his wife, Wilma on April 5, 2009; a son, Philip on May 29, 1968 in Vietnam; a daughter, Judy Cossar on March 23, 2007; and three sisters, Louise Cook, Arlene Wright and Phyllis Ashby.