OBITUARY: Chris ‘Yard Dog’ Bryan


Chris “Yard Dog” Bryan, age 71 of Gallatin, passed away on Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Mr. Bryan was born September 6, 1952 in Dickson, TN to the late Casey Bryan and Nettie Inez Scholes Bryan.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brother, Ricky Templeton.

He is survived by wife of 43 years, Zenette Cutrer Bryan of Gallatin; daughters, Cajun McJilton (Brandon) of Gallatin and Chelsey Blue Bryan of Gallatin; grandchildren, Casey James McJilton and Conlan Jacob McJilton; nephew, B. J. Templeton of Gallatin; sister-in-law, Zelicia Cutrer of Gallatin; nephew, Thomas Laird of Gallatin; and mother-in-law, Vicky Cutrer of Gallatin.

Celebration of Life Service will be on Monday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m. at Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin. The family will receive friends on Monday, February 5th from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 6:00 p.m. The family invites friends to come as you are, wear your favorite overalls or camouflage to honor Chris.

Plants and flowers are welcome or in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences may be submitted at

Sellars Family Heritage at Gallatin, 100 E. Albert Gallatin Avenue, Gallatin, TN 37066. 615-452-7115. Obituary line 615-452-5900. E-mail: [email protected].


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