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Thomas "Tom" Edward Bryson

August 3, 1940 — December 30, 2022


Thomas "Tom" Edward Bryson


Thomas “Tom” Edward Bryson, age 82 of Rolla and formerly of Salem, MO, passed away on Friday, December 30, 2022.


Tom was born in Salem on August 3, 1940, a son to the late Louis Edward and Marjorie (Hubbs) Bryson.


He grew up in Salem with three siblings, Darlene, Ben and Martha.


He served is country proudly in the United States Army for over 25 years doing two tours in Vietnam.


Tom attended the University of Missouri Rolla and earned a degree in Engineering and a graduate degree in Engineering Management.


He was united in marriage to Reba Duckworth on August 15, 1963. She survives of the home. To this union three children were born, Brent, Sara and Mindy.


After retirement from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel, he taught for the University of Missouri Rolla for over ten years. He then enjoyed his retirement from the college by spending time on his farm in Rolla with his family and friends.


In addition to his wife of 59 years, Tom is survived by his children, Brent Bryson, Sara Mollo and Mindy Bryson; grandchildren, Ada Mollo, Annie Bryson and Avery Bryson; his siblings, Darlene Preiss of St. Louis, Ben Bryson of Salem and Martha Plazzoo of Columbia.

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