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Vernon Richard Bryant, 79, of
Lincoln, died Feb. 12, 2009, at home with his family.
Memorial services will be scheduled later.
Barry and Bennett Funeral Home handled arrangements.
Mr. Bryant was a self-employed carpet installer
for 40 years. He retired from Pillsbury Mills in
Springfield after 25 years of service.
He was a sergeant in the U.S. Army in the Korean
He was born Aug. 18, 1929, in Whitley City, Ky.,
to Kenchelo and Nettie Anne Denny Bryant.
He is survived by two daughters, Pamela (and
husband Paul) Martinie of Middletown and Twyla
Damarin of Lincoln; one son, Carvin Bryant; one
sister, Lora Mae (and Robert) Kirby of Arizona; one
brother, Carvin Bryant of Ohio; 13 grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one
brother, Virgil Bryant; and one grandson, Timothy
He was a member of Eagles Lodge 2708.
He earned four battle stars and a Combat
Infantryman Badge for his military service.
Memorial donations may be made in his name to a
charity of the donor's choice.
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