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Omer E. BryantSeptember 19, 1920 ~ May 24, 2012 (age 91)
Tell City, Indiana
Omer E. Bryant, 91, passed away Thursday May 24, 2012 at Golden Living Center.
He was born September 19, 1920 in Stephensport, KY son of the late Alec Bryant and Tisha Sago Burns. Also preceding him in death was a daughter, Gail Mosby and son Mark Bryant, in infancy, sisters, Dorothy Powers and Marie VanConey, brothers, Minor Burns Sr. and Sidney Burns.
A United States Navy veteran, Omer fought in the European-Mid Eastern Campaign, the Philippine Campaign and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign. He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps planting many of the forests in Perry County. Omer was united in marriage to Betty Snyder August 9, 1952, who survives.
Omer worked as chief engineer for twenty-five years with the American Commercial Barge Line, then retired after 27 years from Alcoa. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, V.F.W. Post #2939, American Legion Post #213, Knights of Columbus Council #1172, and Tell City Historical Society. Omer had a keen interest in history, especially local history and Civil War history. He enjoyed squirrel hunting, and nature.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Betty; sons, Omer "Junie" Bryant, Jr. (Katherine), Phoenix, AZ, Rodney Bryant (Lisa), Tell City, and David Bryant (Greta), Tell City, Randy Bryant, Cannelton; daughter, Judy Brothers, Tell City, sister, Garnet Hammack, Tell City; 7 grandchildren, Nicholas Bryant, Jessica Middleton, Joe Bryant, Samantha Bryant, Clinton Bryant, Joshua Bryant and Lucas Bryant; 2 great grandchildren, Alexa Duncan and Joe Middleton.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at St. Paul Catholic Church with burial in Derby Cemetery, where there will be military graveside rites conducted by American Legion Post #213 and V.F.W. Post #2939. Visitation will be from 3:00 until 8:00 PM on Tuesday and from 8:00 until 9:30 AM Wednesday at Huber Funeral Home, Tell City Chapel.There will be a K of C memorial service 6:30 PM Tuesday.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Tell City Historical Society.