Avenal State Prison reported the passing of retired Correctional Officer Charles Bryson.

He passed away on Aug. 29.

He began his career with the California Department of Corrections on Feb. 23, 1987, at the Correctional Training Center in Galt.

Upon graduation of the Academy, he started working at Avenal State Prison on April 6, 1987, as a Correctional Officer.  He continued to work as an Officer until he retired on June 1, 1996.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5, at South Valley Community Church, 1050 W. Bush St., Lemoore.