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Donald E. Bryant

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Donald E. Bryant, 76

Funeral Services for Donald E. Bryant, 76, of Bull Shoals, Arkansas will be 10AM Friday July 22, 2011 at Kirby & Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bull Shoals, Arkansas with Reverend Terry Hart officiating. Visitation will be Thursday July 21, 2011 from 5-7PM at Kirby & Family Funeral Home in Bull Shoals. Donald went to be with his savior July 19, 2011. Donald was born October 15, 1934 at Corning, AR to Claude M. and Christene Mizell Bryant. He married Mary Lou Swanson April 20, 1957 at Rockford, IL. Donald served his country in the United States Army. He worked in manufacturing before graduating from the Rockford School of Theology at 39. Donald spent his life preaching, fishing and playing a guitar. Many knew him from his Saturday night jam sessions at the Marion County Senior Center with Don & Tom's Country Jubilee. Memorials can be made to the Marion County Meals on Wheels.

Donald is survived by his wife, Mary Lou; son, Benjamin (Brenda) Bryant of Flippin, AR; two granddaughters, Lisa and April; five great- grandchildren and sister, Joyce Weaver of Corning, AR. His parents, one sister and one brother preceded him in death.Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery with Lynn Wall, Gary Thornburg, Ben Bryant, Paul Swanson, Bob Mills and Tom Rensing as pallbearers. Military Honors will be by Hoevel-Barnett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1341.

Arrangements are by Kirby & Family Funeral Cremation Services. Please visit our online guestbook/obituary at kirbyandfamily.com.


Published in Baxter Bulletin on July 21, 2011
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