Gary James Bryant
September 7, 1947 - August 4, 2016

Gary James Bryant Sr. after a long struggle with cancer, went to be with our Lord in Heaven on Aug 4th 2016 in Southport, NC at the age of 69.

Gary is survived by his wife, Alice J. Bryant; Two Daughters, Tonya L. Cueni (Jim Woerz), Dawn M. Niles (Ryan Niles); Son, Gary James Bryant Jr. (Amy Bryant); Sister Becky Eddy (Odell Eddy); 8 Grandchildren & 7 Great Grandchildren. And His Life Long Friend Chester Bittecuffer.

He is preceded in death by his Father, Mother, Brother & Sister.

Gary was born on September 7, 1947 in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Garfield High School in 1966. He married Alice Bryant in 1969. Gary Retired from Chrysler Corporation in Twinsburg, Ohio. The couple together raised their 3 children in their home teaching them to love each other and respect their family. His children remember him as a strong, loving father who encouraged them to pursue their goals and complete all tasks they began.

Gary was a dedicated Marine. He enlisted in The United States Marine Corp in 1967 and spent 2 years actively protecting our country in Vietnam. He was a highly decorated Corporal and Honorably discharged in 1970. He lived the rest of his live with the motto “Once A Marine Always A Marine.”

Gary was a dedicated Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Brother-in-Law, Cousin, Uncle, and Friend to all who knew him. He was an active and dedicated member of the VFW for several years.

A Memorial Service is will be held on August 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery located at 10175 Rawiga Rd. Rittman, Ohio 44270 with a reception to follow at The Wilson’s Family Home at 3908 Stroup Rd. Rootstown, Ohio 44272. Pastor Jason Moore will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Gary’s life. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Local Wounded Warrior Project. Condolences can be sent to The family would like to thank Lower Cape Fear Hospice of Brunswick County for their care and dedication.

Arrangements are in the care of Coastal Cremations.
“Semper Fi”


  • Susie Datko (mendelson) Posted August 7, 2016 6:08 pm

    My memories of Gary is growing up living beside him and his wonderful family . We grew very close and became so much more then neighbors and friends, we became family! Over the years we have not gotten to spend as much time together as I would have liked, even lost touch, but he and the family have always been in my heart and my thoughts and prayers! I love you all very much!

  • joshua Posted August 7, 2016 6:14 pm

    Uncle Gary was an amazing man! We all loved him, he will be missed by many but will always be remembered by us for the fun man he is….. I’m gonna miss you old man

  • Jack Ferguson Posted August 7, 2016 8:06 pm

    Farewell Old Friend.Lots of GREAT MEMORIES!! Blessings and Prayers to the Family.

  • Amy Bryant Posted August 7, 2016 9:10 pm

    My father in law and shared the same birthday and much more. We both speak our mind and love deeply. He had a hard shell but a soft center. I have many memories and will cherish everyone. Love you Gary. Amy

  • Brian Wasson Posted August 8, 2016 3:35 pm

    Semper Fidelis Uncle Gary, heaven just got a tough Marine.

  • Katherine Samodell Posted August 8, 2016 8:25 pm

    I am so sorry for the passing of Gary Bryant. I have known Gary and his family for what
    seems like forever, I know it has been over 35 years. He was always so friendly and always laughing when around him. He will be missed and will always be remembered.
    Sorry for all that knew him and loved him he leaves a hole in a lot of hearts. Prayers
    to all his family and friends. Kathy

  • Roger Gorham Posted August 8, 2016 10:07 pm

    Our heart goes our to you as you grieve the loss of an obviously wonderful Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, and American. God Bless all of you and Thank You Gary, for your service to insure our right to be free.

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