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William Nathan "Bill" Bryant
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Birth: Jan. 23, 1942
Marion County
Indiana, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 2012
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA

William N. "Bill" Bryant, 70 of Columbus, died at 2:38 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2012 at Columbus Regional Hospital.

The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Myers-Reed Chapel on 25th Street with Pastor Virl Murray officiating. Burial with graveside rites by the Bartholomew County Veterans Color Guard will follow in Garland Brook Cemetery. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions for Bill may be sent to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Born in Indianapolis on January 23, 1942, he was the son of Johnny L. and Blanche M. Jewell Bryant. He married Charlene Davis on June 22, 1996 in Columbus. Bill lived in Columbus most of his life, and graduated from Columbus North High School in the class of 1961. He had served for approximately four years in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964. He was an avid fisherman, and enjoyed softball and bowling. He was also a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges. He had worked as a truck driver for various trucking companies in the area and had also driven school buses for Bartholomew County School Corporation for 12 years, retiring in 2004.

Bill is survived by his wife, Charlene Crouch Davis Bryant; his mother, Blanche M. Jewell Bryant; children, William Gregory (Lisa) Bryant, Robert Alan Bryant, Gary Lynn Bryant and Kelley Dawn Bryant, all of Columbus; step-children, Tamara Lynn Spare, Westfield and Kimberly Ann Speer, all of Columbus; brothers and sisters, John Dale (Gail) Bryant of Hope, Richard Lynn Bryant, Mary Evelyn (Brian Foley) Goss, Bonnie H. (Charlie) Roberts, and Vickie E. (Alton) Cross, all of Columbus and Connie G. (Mark) Schaefer of Hartsville. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and 16 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father on May 30, 2007; and his sister, Sharon Hash in August of 2011.

The Republic, news paper, Columbus, Indiana Feb 2012 
Family links: 
  Johnny L Bryant (1919 - 2007)
  Blanche Mae Jewell Bryant (1926 - 2014)
  William Nathan Bryant (1942 - 2012)
  Sharon Lee Bryant Hash (1943 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Garland Brook Cemetery
Bartholomew County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Teresa Essex
Record added: Feb 06, 2012
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William Nathan Bill Bryant
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