Bryan D. Stringer Jr.

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Oct. 3, 1949 – March 1, 2019

NATCHEZ— A celebration of life for Bryan D. Stringer Jr., 69, of Natchez, who died Friday, March 1, 2019, and is now in the presence of his Creator, Savior, and Lord, will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church Natchez.
Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
All are welcome to visitation from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Bryan Davis Stringer Jr., was born Oct. 3, 1949, to Bryan Davis Stringer Sr. and Eloise Huff Stringer of Canton.
Bryan and his two younger brothers, James and Steve, enjoyed growing up in Canton where they were very active in school, community, sports, and First Baptist Church activities.  He was a 1967 graduate of Canton High School and continued his education at Mississippi State University where he received a bachelor of science in zoology in 1972 and a master of science of wildlife ecology in 1976.
In 1972, he married Sandi Foster of the Philippines and they initially lived in Starkville while Bryan was still in school.  During this time, Bryan served six years in the Mississippi Army National Guard and began his career of 34 years with the USDA Soil Conversation Service (now known as Natural Resources Conservation Service) in 1972.  He and Sandi moved to Natchez in 1977, where they raised their son, Davis, and would spend some 42 years.  Bryan loved his Creator’s world and his job that allowed him to spend much of his time in the field helping land owners improve and conserve their land and its bounty.  In 1983, he was recognized as the Soil Conservationist of the Year by the Mississippi Wildlife Federation. His heart and passion were connected with the outdoors, as he was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He also loved following his MSU Bulldog sports, volunteering with the Boy Scouts, and most importantly, being actively involved with First Baptist Church Natchez, serving in a number of roles, including being a deacon and teaching Sunday school to fifth and sixth graders for two decades.  He also had a keen interest in military history, particularly the Civil War, which he shared with his son.  Bryan cherished spending quality time with his grandchildren and shared with them the great marvel that is God’s creation.
Stringer was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Sandi; one son, Bryan Davis III and wife, Charity, of Terry; two brothers, James and wife, Martha, of Clinton and Steve and wife, Christy, of Opelika, Ala.; four grandchildren, Jason Davis Stringer of Fort Campbell, Ky., Lauren Eloise Stringer of Hattiesburg, Jennie Robinson of Carthage and Emily Robinson Brown and husband, Matt, of Pearl; five nephews; and one niece.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association, Gideons International or First Baptist Church of Natchez.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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