Basford (BB) Belew Bryson, 86, of Spartanburg, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2023, at Summit Hills of Spartanburg. He was born October 31, 1936, in Spartanburg, a son of the late Basford Belew Bryson and Onida Scott Bryson and husband of 64 years to the late Carolyn Elaine Moore Bryson.
BB was a member of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg for 35 years and where he was chairman of the finance committee and a Deacon. He was the former president of the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, former president of the SC Automobile Dealers Association and long-time member of the Spartanburg Downtown Rotary Club and a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a graduate of Wofford College where he was a former member of the Board of Trustees.
Survivors include his son, Jeff Bryson (Kim McCrary) of Brevard, NC, Barry Bryson (Denise) of Spartanburg, and Benjamin Bryson of Charleston; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a brother, Scott Bryson of Michigan.
He was predeceased by two sisters, Celia Gettys and Mary Wilson.
Visitation will be at 10-10:45AM, Thursday, May 25, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, 250 East Main Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306. Funeral services will follow at 11:00AM, conducted by the Rev. Sal Barone and the Rev. Brian Hedding. Interment will be in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, 1300 Fernwood- Glendale Road, Spartanburg, SC 29307.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg Missions.
Floyd’s North Church Street Chapel