Our heartfelt condolences go out to classmate Lee Bryant [and classmate Tressie Barnett Bryant] on the passing of Lee's father, George Crosby Bryant.
He served our country in the US Army during World War 2 and was called back to serve during the Korean War. He was a drill sergeant and his sons said he really knew how to give marching orders. He loved his sons and trained them to be the same kind of man he was.
He was married to Omeda Bryant for 61 years and missed her every day since 2007. Together they raised 4 sons who are left to cherish his memory; Norman and wife Kathryn of Lenexa KS, Lee and wife Tressie of Richwood, Bobby of Reno, NV and Marvin and wife Gail of San Antonio. He was also blessed with 4 Grandchildren; Marla Gilbert and husband David, Travis Bryant and wife Amy, Hannah Hill and husband Brent and Jonathan Bryant. George also adored his great grandchildren Noah, Abigail and Allison. He is also survived by two of his siblings, Betty Fowler and Joy Oliver, and many nieces and nephews.
George was preceded in death by his wife, Omeda Bryant, parents Thelma and Roy Vinson,
Brother, Lamar Vinson, and sister, Gay Holmes.
A visitation will be held at Stroud Funeral Home on Thursday, August 21, 2014, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., at the Lake Jackson Church of Christ.
George was lovingly cared for in his last years by the wonderful nurses and staff at Country Village and the A-Med hospice team. George blessed his friends at Country Village by singing hymns at meals and was known there as one of the last true gentlemen.
In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lake Jackson Church of Christ.