Charles Augustus Bryant

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Charles Augustus Bryant

August 10, 1961 - September 10, 2018

Charles Augustus Bryant of Atlanta, formerly of Dalton, GA, passed away on September 10, 2018. A devoted father and husband, Mr. Bryant left a career as a lawyer to become an award-winning teacher, spending nearly two decades as a dedicated member of student life in and out of the classroom at Woodward Academy. He leaves behind his loving wife Sacy Bryant and sons William and Cooper Bryant. Additional survivors include his father H. Randall Bryant and brother John E. Bryant, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Mayo Bryant and brother H. Randall Bryant, Jr.
Born August 10, 1961 in Dalton, Georgia, Mr. Bryant was a 1979 graduate of Dalton High School, 1983 graduate of the University of Alabama, and 1986 graduate of Cumberland Law School at Samford University. While attending college he served as President of the Delta Chi fraternity and was selected to the Law Review at Samford. He received his Masters degree in Education from Harvard University.
He worked as a tax attorney before pursuing his dream of teaching and traveling the world. Since 1999, he has been on the faculty teaching Economics, History, and Government Studies at Woodward Academy where he was recently awarded the honor of STAR Teacher as voted by the student body. He was also involved with coaching golf and cross country, as well as doing play-by-play analysis for the Woodward Academy football team. His final selfless act was to become an organ donor and help over 30 people.
The soundtrack to his life was "Love Me Do" by The Beatles. Many will miss you.
A funeral is scheduled for Friday, September 14th at 4 p.m. at St. Anne's Episcopal Church with a reception to follow at Cherokee Town Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Shepherd Center.
Published on September 12, 2018
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Bill Nicholson
Sep 14, 2018
Charles will be sorely missed. His acerbic wit, his incisive mind, and his easy-going manner became special to us all. For me personally, Charles challenged and supported me and I am a better person because of it. I will always be thankful for him and his friendship. My deepest condolences to Sacy, Will, Cooper and the whole family. May God bless and keep you in the days and months ahead.
Hunter Smith
Sep 14, 2018
I have worked with Charles for 15 years at Woodward Academy. He was a wonderful man and an inspiration to his colleagues and his students. Our love is with the Bryant family!
Virginia Twilley Aiken
Sep 13, 2018
We are all so saddened about this news. He was such a good person. Prayers to the whole family.
Roberta Foley
Sep 13, 2018
Such a nice neighbor and friend...and how brilliant! He seemed to know all about subjects as far ranging as from Batman and Spiderman to Napoleon, all about foreign countries, history, psychology, and on and on. He impacted so many lives positively. Wish he could have had many more years to teach, play golf, and enjoy his family.
Beth Kenemer Campbell
Sep 13, 2018
Went through all my school years with Charles. A nice guy to everyone and fun to be around. I still remember the day he brought an opossum to school.. junior high, I think. He will definitely be missed.
Tammy Craig-Capel
Sep 13, 2018
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Charles was one of a kind! Such an amazing man! He will be missed.
Carolyn and John Haldeman
Sep 13, 2018
Our hearts are heavy with sympathy for all who loved Charles. He was an excellent teacher with a droll sense of humor that brightened our days. Once when he invited those of us who had recently taught for a few days in Shanghai to share memories at his Club, I was impressed that the staff who waited on us clearly admired him, as we all did.