E. C. Bryan

E. C. Bryan

Mr. E. C. Bryan passed away on November 22, 2012 at the age of 93 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born October 5, 1919 in Fountain Hill, Arkansas.

He was a wonderful husband, loving father and a friend to many. He served in the Army during WWII in the Aleutian Islands. He received the Bronze Star. He was married to Marjetta Adeline Bryan, the mother of his three children for 33 years, then married to Marjorie Moore Bryan for 32 years. He operated heavy equipment in the oil field of West Texas in his early career and later worked for Roy O. Martin lumber company in Alexandria. Next he went into business for himself, operating a gravel pit and dirt business as a one man operation for approximately 30 years. He drove his dump truck and operated his backhoe until he was 86. He was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and belonged to the Pineville congregation.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe and Maude Bryan, his wife Marjorie Bryan, his brother Guyce, sisters, Dixie, Joyce and Maxine.

He is survived by his sister Jackie Knect of Kansas City, Missouri, son Marty Bryan and his wife Tamera from Pineville, his daughter Vonette McKithern and husband Gary from Pineville and his daughter Kathy Adams from Baton Rouge, step daughter Diane Farrington, seven grandchildren, two step grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Mr. Bryan was a well-respected member of the community. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone he met. He had a sparkling sense of humor and wit that always invoked laughter. He was an active member of his congregation. He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

On November 30, 2012 at the Pineville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, there will be a visitation from noon until 2:00 pm. At 2:00 pm, there will be a memorial service. We will celebrate the life and love of E. C. Bryan.

Psalms 30:5b Weeping may endure for the night. but joy comes in the morning. Rest in peace Daddy! We love you.


Published in The Town Talk on Nov. 27, 2012