Terry Lee Bryant was born on November 7, 1952. He died March 27, 2022. Terry was born in Boise, Idaho. Growing up, his family split their time between Boise and the family ranch in Boise County. He attended Capital High, class of 1971, and served in the National Guard after high school.
Terry started truck driving and worked for various companies until he bought his own rig and drove all the western states. After he sold his truck, he joined the fire service where he bought several busses and contracted with government to shuttle fire crews to and from wildfires. Later, he sold his busses but stayed in fire service driving a fuel truck for Kachina Aviation. He retired from Kachina in 2021.
Terry learned to play guitar at an early age and carried that love of music with him his whole life. He wrote several songs, loved to jam with friends, played with the Idaho Songwriters Association, hosted “Woodstick” concerts on his home stage, and was always working on his next lyrics.
He also loved his time spent building — from the ground up and a little at a time — his 1957 Chevy pickup. He took the truck to Rod Runs and car shows for many years. It was his pride and joy. He also loved riding motorcycles, particularly his favorite Gold Wing.
He is preceded in death by his father Clarence Bryant and his mother Hilda Mae Bryant Larson.
He is survived by his brother James (Melissa Potts), sister Jeannie, nephews Matt (KC Covert), Dustin (Melissa Pichardo), and Jake (Erin Ragsdale), and his great-niece Natalie.
A graveside service will be held at the family cemetery near Clear Creek on Friday, April 1, 2022. The processional will meet at the scenic overlook near Lucky Peak Dam at 10:30 a.m. to drive to the cemetery. Terry will be escorted by pallbearers Patrick Kurdy, Dave Smyth, Bob Eller, Randy Eller, Michael (Mick) McBride, Dustin Bryant, Jake Bryant, and Matt Bryant.
A celebration of life will be held on the family ranch at a later date.
In lieu of flowers or in honor of Terry, please consider a donation to the ALS association, whose mission is to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, and empower people affected by ALS. Donate at www.als.org.
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