Born on December 9, 1934 in Crowville, Louisana
Departed on August 29, 2020 in Palm Bay, Florida
Bill Bryan passed away peacefully at home Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born on December 9, 1934 in Crowville, Louisiana to WC Bryan and Blanche Taylor. He grew up in Delhi, Louisiana. He moved to Arkadelphia, Arkansas in high school where he played varsity basketball for 3 years at Arkadelphia High School.
After high school he joined the United States Air Force and served his country for 8 years. During his time in the Air Force, he met his wife and had 2 children. He moved to Melbourne, Florida in 1963 and joined his family who were already living there while he finished his enlistment in the Air Force. He worked for AT&T/Bell South from 1963 until his retirement in 1995. He moved to Malabar, Florida in 1994.
He loved to fish, hunt, work in his garden, and read. He loved his family above all else. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church for 28 years and a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church for 29 years.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Terri, his 2 children: Denyse (Kirk) Pool and Patrick (Renee) Bryan, and his 4 grandchildren: Kent Pool, Shannon Pool, Tony Pool, and Rik Pool; and sister, Mae (Bill) Dulaney.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Heart Association.
The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Palm Bay on Friday, September 11 at 10:30.
from PALM bAY wrote on September 9, 2020:
My other Father! My peace is knowing you are in the Lords house!
from Grant wrote on September 9, 2020:
Pop will be sorely missed. We are all better people for having him in our lives.
from Madison wrote on September 8, 2020:
Hey Grandpa, I miss you so much. I will always remember the time we spent together over summer vacation and the stories that you told us. You deserve a good rest and the next time we meet Ill have a few of my own stories to tell.
I love you Grandpa.
from Maitland wrote on September 8, 2020:
Love you so much Grandpa. I'll always treasure the memories we shared together, whether it be learning cooking from you or having fun in the pool . I really miss you and am thankful I got to spend as much time with you as I did. You meant the world to everyone who was lucky enough to have met you.
from Winter Park wrote on September 8, 2020:
So glad you are no longer in any pain. You were so much a part of all our lives and will be fondly missed. There should be no worries up there, your daughter (and wife) will be looked after.
from Boca Raton wrote on September 8, 2020:
I miss you so much Grandpa. You were the best grandfather we could have ever asked for. Thank you for all the delicious meals, tracker rides, and laughs. It's not the same without you. I can't wait to hear you call me Maggie Pie when we met again one day. I love you so much!
Jim & Cherry Kizziar
from Winchester, V wrote on September 7, 2020:
Uncle Bill we sure miss you but know you're in a place where there is no pain. Thanks for all you did for me. Tell mom (Louise) and Mamaw (Blanche) hello. I know with along with Aunt Lonez you four are having a good time. Till we meet again unc.
from Grant-Valkaria wrote on September 7, 2020:
My role model, my teacher. I love you Dad.
from Winter Park wrote on September 7, 2020:
Love you Dad.
from Malabar wrote on September 5, 2020:
I miss you so much but I know you are no longer hurting or uncomfortable. You are in heaven and at peace. Please watch over me till we met again. Love you so.
Sandra Platt Lovett
from Melbourne wrote on September 4, 2020:
My deepest condolences on Bill's passing. Thinking of
you and your family.