A native of Cherokee County, he was the son of the late James Arthur and Margaret Phillips Bristol and husband of the late Frankie Mae Mease Bristol.
He was a member of Landrum First Baptist Church, Landrum Lodge #278, Scottish Rite Bodies, Shriner & Jester in Hejaz Temple, past commander in Hejaz Air Squadron and a World War II U.S. Army veteran.
He is survived by two sons, Paul E. &dquo;Ricky&dquo; Bristol and Doug Bristol, both of Morganton; a daughter, Starr Bragg of Maryville, Tenn.; six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by a son, Kenny Bristol.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. at Petty Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rev. Jimmy Camp.
Burial was at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 29, 2008 at Valleytown Cemetery, Andrews, N.C., conducted by Rev. Jimmy Rogers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer&squo;s Association, 2200 Sutherland Ave., Suite H102, Knoxville, Tenn. 37919.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
Petty Funeral Home and Crematory, Landrum, was in charge of arrangements.
‐ paid obituary