Richard Lee Bryan, 69, of Bladenboro passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Levie and Eula Bryan and brother, Linwood Bryan. Richard leaves behind his wife, Marimay “Fran” Shipman Bryan of the home; two sons: Michael Eric Bryan and wife, Stephanie of Bladenboro, Jeffery Richard Bryan and wife, Kristy of Bladenboro; three daughters: Rachel Leah Bryan of the home and fiancѐ, MacKenzie Brisson, Rayna Lourine Bryan of the home and boyfriend, Travis Beck, Lisa Bryan of Bladenboro; two brothers: Elton Bryan and wife, Frances of Sanford, Bennie Harden Bryan and wife, Marie of Ammon; nine grandchildren, his cat, Asher and very special friends, Gerry Nance, Meleah Collier, Lloyd Hayes and many other close friends.
Richard was a wonderful man of God with a great personality. He loved his family dearly. He cherished the time spent camping with his family, the more people the more he loved it. He was a jack of all trades and worked very hard. He enjoyed airplanes, horses, fishing and collecting things.
A funeral service will be held at 2pm on Tuesday, January 12th at the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Family Life Center in Bladenboro. Rev. Bruce Miller and Rev. David Pait will officiate service. Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery. All attendees are requested to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The family will receive friends after the services at the cemetery. For those unable to attend, the funeral service will be live streamed on the Hickory Grove Baptist Church Facebook church page.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to funeral fund of Richard Bryan c/o Bladen-Gaskins Funeral Home PO Box 3150 Elizabethtown, NC 28337.
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