William Henry (Bill) Bryan, 96, of Paris, TX, formerly of Las Vegas, NV and Whidbey Island, WA, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, in Bonham, Tx, with his loving family by his side. Bill was born January 19, 1925, in Chicago, IL, to James and Freda (Morse) Bryan. Bill proudly served his country in the Navy, during the Korean War. Bill also served in the Marine Medical Corps while serving in the Navy. Bill was a member of the Masonic Lodge #117 in Elgin, IL for 79+ years. He became a Mason in 1946 and held the designation of a 32nd degree Mason. His lifelong profession was in construction management, managing projects in southern California, Arizona, Nebraska, and Nevada.
Dad was a man of strength and (Irish) character! A man who loved the outdoors, the Chicago Cubs, and the Green Bay Packers! He was a very proud man...especially of his family and his time of service to our country in the Navy.
William was preceded in death by his parents, as well as, sisters JoAnn Uteg and Patricia Butterfield.
Left to cherish Bill's memory are Richard Bryan and wife Karen, Connie Steadman and husband Tony, Shelly Deupree and husband Joe, and James Bryan and wife Kellie Marie, also, a sister Phyllis Horn of Freemont, NE., along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews, and special friend, Sandi King.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Colonial Lodge Retirement Center, Bonham VA Community Living Center, and to Marcus Roden and the staff at Roden-Pryor Funeral Home, for their loving and compassionate care shown to Dad.
In honor of Mr Bryan's memory, the family has requested donations be made to Colonial Lodge Retirement Center, attention Stephen Towler, 4530 Lamar Ave, Paris, Tx, 75462.
Services will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Roden-Pryor Funeral Home at 1929 Bonham Street, Paris, Texas.
Arrangements are being provided by Roden-Pryor Funeral Directors, 1929 Bonham Street, Paris, Texas.