Timothy “Tim” Forest Bryson
1958 - 2021
Tim passed away unexpectedly on August 10, 2021. He was born on August 29, 1958, in Toledo, Ohio to Calvin and Alice (Panck) Bryson. He graduated from Dundee High School in 1977. He attended RETS for air conditioning and refrigeration.
He began working at Strands in Petersburg until they closed. He then began his career at Ford Motor Company in Milan where he was affectionately nicknamed TA. In later years, he transferred to Woodhaven where he retired on January 1, 2020.
Growing up Tim enjoyed fishing, hunting, and playing ball. As an adult, he picked up the game of golf. He also loved to fish and hunt and was happiest when doing these activities with family and friends. Another favorite activity was going to auctions with his brother, Paul to find and refinish treasures. He loved spending time with his mother.
Through marriage in 1983, he gained a daughter, Renee. And later, a son-in-law, Terry, and grandson, Brooks. He treasured the times he went to Pensacola. He loved to watch Brooks play ball, fish on the Gulf of Mexico, and visit.
He also loved visiting his sister, Brenda, in Texas and traveling to her ranch in South Texas. Tim loved the ranch and loved making memories there with his brother, brother-in-law, and his beloved nephews. One of his fondest memories of the ranch was Brooks shooting his first buck and everyone being together to celebrate the occasion.
He was an avid fan of Michigan State Football and basketball. He was a patriot and was interested in American history and genealogy. He was a proud member of the NRA. He loved to read Bill O’Riley books and sift through magazines and old cookbooks for recipes. He was a great cook and was famous for his cheeseball and fried bluegill.
Tim is survived by his mother, Alice Bryson, brother, Paul Bryson, sister, Brenda Keys, daughter, Renee (Terry) Washington, and grandson, Brooks. He is also survived by nephews, Patrick (Aissa) Keys, Andrew (Haley) Keys, and great-nieces Charlotte and Everly, and great-nephew, Grady.
He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin (CW), and brother-in-law, Greg.
A Memorial Gathering for Mr. Timothy “Tim” Forrest Bryson of Maybee, MI, who died on August 10, 2021, will take on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 11 AM until the services at 12 PM at St. John Lutheran Church, Dundee, MI. Pastor Jennifer Kiefer will officiate. The burial of cremains will take place at Rath Cemetery, Monroe, MI.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to St. John Lutheran Church, 460 Riley St., Dundee, MI 48131, or Aid in Milan Food Bank at 89 W. Main St. Milan, MI 48160.