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Alan Bryant Sr.

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Alan Bryant Sr. Obituary
Alan Bryant, Sr. was born in Lake Village, Arkansas to Robert and Martha Hymes Bryant on May 2, 1930. Alan moved to Chicago, IL, where he was raised by his grandparents Lee and Edna Matthews. Alan was united in Holy Matrimony to Rosita Nelson. As result of this union nine children were born. In 2003, he was united in Holy Matrimony to Gloria Spencer. As result of this union he inherited two step-children. Alan graduated from McKinley High School and attended Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He trained at Life Underwriters Training Council from 1961-1963 and also attended Insurance Management School in 1967 and 1984. He joined the US Air Force in 1951 and served for two years. He received a National Defense Service Medal and served as a laborer and clerk for the US Naval Ordinance Plant in Forrest, Illinois. He joined and served as a deacon at First Baptist Church. In 1956 he opened up his own insurance agency, Alan Bryant Insurance Agency. Alan peacefully passed away on January 19, 2016. Preceded in death by mother, Martha Swansey; Honey and Edna Hines; brothers Robert Bryant, Willie Bryant, and Larry Bryant; and Rosita Nelson. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Gloria Bryant,children Alan (Jackie) Bryant Jr., Arlene (Keith) Eldridge Jr., Terry (Beatrice) Bryant, Sr., Cynthia Clark, Margaret Vaughn, Joseph (Leticia) Bryant, Sr., Elaine Bryant, John (Carrie Strunk) Bryant, Gloria (Calvin) Burnett; James C. (Tracey Bryant) Ward, III, Janean (Antonio) Starms, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be held Saturday, January 30, 2016, at New Bethel Fellowship, COGIC, 110 W. 43rd Avenue, Gary, IN 46408. Visitation will begin at 9:00am and services at 11:00am. Superintendent Pastor Kevin Warren, Officiating Interment Evergreen Cemetery.
Published in the Post Tribune from Jan. 24 to Jan. 29, 2016
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