The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

January 23, 2013

Eugene E. Bryant Jr.


OAKWOOD — Eugene E. Bryant Jr., 78, of Oakwood, passed away Jan. 21, 2013, at Vermilion Manor, Danville.

He was born in Danville on Feb. 18, 1934, to Eugene and Lucille (Harper) Bryant.

A celebration of Eugene’s life will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Sunset Funeral Home. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Oakwood.

Eugene married Clara C. Roose on Aug. 28, 1949, in Covington, Ind.

He was a dockworker for Interstate Brands, retiring in 1989. Eugene loved to go camping and fishing with his family.

Eugene is survived by one son, James (Kathy) Bryant of Danville; one daughter, Patricia Bryant of Danville; seven grandchildren, Ron (Brenda) Martin, Connie (Kevin High) Martin, Teresa (Jerry) Beckley, Donny (Maria) Bryant, Amanda (Wes) Martin, Michael (Kelly) Bryant and Christopher Bryant; 21 great-grandchildren; one brother, Robert Bryant; and one sister, Betty Weaver.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara; his parents, Eugene and Lucille; one son, Joseph Bryant; one daughter, Sharon Stevens; two great-granddaughters, Charli and Ali Martin; and four brothers.

Memorial contributions may be made in Eugene’s name to Vermilion County Animal Shelter.

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