Onice E. "Skeet" Bryant, Sr.
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69, passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Laurels of Canton. He was born on Sept. 29, 1944, in Enterprise, Ala., to the late Leo and Marie Bryant. Onice was a McKinley High school graduate. He worked at Republic Storage Systems, as a supervisor, and retired in 2002. Accepting Christ at a young age, Onice became a member of Friendship Baptist Church. A sports advocate, Onice was a member of the Massillon Tiger Basketball Benchwarmers. He was a kind man, a caretaker, and a dedicated peace maker who was devoted to his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Martha (Pope) Bryant, of 49 years; daughters, Tonja Pope-Turner, and Raveen Bryant, both of Massillon; sons, Onice E. Bryant Jr. of Massillon, and Robert (Gayle) Bryant, of Canton; grandchildren: Brittny Turner, Justin "JT" Turner, Anthony Burns, and Robert Burns III; sisters: Henrietta Bryant, Eleanor Preston, of Canton; Joyce Bryant of Columbus; brother, Namon Bryant of Kearns, Utah; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is preceded in death by sisters, Bessie Stokes, Bertha Clark, and Mary Roberts; brothers-in-law, Orlando Preston, and Johnny Roberts.
A funeral service will be held at Friendship Baptist Church of Massillon on Friday, May 23, at 12 p.m. Rev. Reginald Hye, officiating. Calling hours one hour prior to service (11 a.m.). Messages of condolence and support may be sent to the family at: www.paquelet.com Memorial contributions may be made to the Kindey Foundation.
Paquelet Funeral Home
Paquelet Funeral Homes
1100 Wales Rd Ne Massillon, OH 44646
Published in The Repository on May 21, 2014