DAVENPORT - Jay B. Bryan, 97, of Davenport, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2013, at the Crest Health Center, Davenport, one week before his 98th birthday.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. February 15, 2013, at Davenport Memorial Park. There will no visitation or funeral. Memorials may be made to the Koning Center at Ridgecrest Village in Davenport.
Jay was born February 18, 1915, in Mercer, Missouri, the son of LeRoy and Nell (Hill) Bryan. He was united in marriage to Estelle I. (Barritt) Hunt on Davenport in 1986. She preceded him in death on July 31, 2007.
Jay retired from General Motors in 1974. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 31 in Kansas City, Kansas. Other memberships included Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bettendorf, Hamilton Lodge 664 in Bettendorf, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, Kaaba Temple Shrine and Moose Lodge 28 in Davenport.
His hobbies were reading and politics. He also loved to kid and joke around with his family and friends.
Those left to honor his memory include his son, Barry Bryan of Texas; his stepsons, Conrad (Beverly) Mock of Davenport and Courtney (Carol) Hunt of Pleasant Valley; two grandsons; four step-grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-grea-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Estelle, Jay was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lee.