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William C. Bryant
April 02, 1954 - December 02, 2018
William C. Bryant William C. Bryant, 64, of New York and New Jersey, and born in 1954 in Farmington, West Virginia, received his wings December 2, 2018. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Bryant; father, Leslie Bryant; and sister, Norma Jean Parker (Harold Parker). He is survived by his children, Trevor Bryant, Justin Bryant (Keisha Bryant), Stephen Jones (Deborah Calvert), Timothy Walton (Brandie Walton), Eric Bryant (Melissa Palmer), Alyssa Bryant and William Jared Buggs; grandchildren, Layla Bryant, Eva Walton, Bella Walton, Gabe Walton, Camren Blevins-Harris, Kobe Bryant, Jordan Bryant, Alexandra Jones, Natasha Jones, Aliyah Bryant, Marayah Bryant and Malaki Bryant; sister, Johanne Bryant-Reid; brother, Leslie David Bryant (Lucille Bryant); niece and nephews, Tonia, Clinton and Andre Parker; many cousins (Stephens Family), extended family and friends. William Bryant was a standout athlete, receiving many awards and accolades in football, basketball, track and field. He was a member of the National Honor Society in high school as well. Ultimately, he received a football scholarship to West Virginia University where he graduated with his degree in music. He was an all-around musician, playing the saxophone, clarinet, piano, harmonica and vocals. He was a member of New York's KISS 98.7 Radio Wake-Up Band, and played with many great musicians, including Tony Bennett, Michael Bolten and Al Jarreau. William excelled in his 30 plus year career in the financial industry, most recently serving as Sr. Vice-President of Retirement Services at Newberger-Berman. He was an avid reader and promoted healthy lifestyle choices. A Celebration of Life will be held 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Bliley's-Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Rd., Richmond, VA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at https://join.manyvscancer.org/justin-bryant.
Published on December 4, 2018
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