William C. Bryant

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William C. Bryant

April 02, 1954 - December 02, 2018

William C. Bryant 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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Toni Meade Carter
Dec 07, 2018
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs with deepest sympathy as you remember your loved one. Though departed from this earth the person never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds. Through us, they live on.

May our Lord bless and comfort your family and Bill's dearest friends during this time of grief.
Carol Clark
Dec 07, 2018
Dear Johanne and family. Prayers and condolences from your New Jersey family. May he rest in God’s care.
Reverends Bill and Nancy Moody
Dec 06, 2018
We send our deepest sympathy to the family and pray that God will comfort you during this time of sorrow and mourning. Always remember to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! Rest in Peace Cuz!
Stanley Haught
Dec 06, 2018
Very sorry for your loss. RIP Willie! 😢
Kristin Fletcher
Dec 06, 2018
My sincerest sympathies for your loss. I have been a work colleague of William's for several years. Outside of being an expert and trusted resource in his role, he was funny, caring and always a positive presence in the workplace! He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Sabra D Jones
Dec 06, 2018
Dear family
I am sorry for your loss.I am praying for your time of grief. And your traveling during your time of bereavement.
Gayle Thigpen-Allen
Dec 05, 2018
Sincere condolences to Johanne & family in the loss of your loved one. May you find comfort in sweet memories of your times together.
Jamal Evans
Dec 05, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family. I grieve and pray with you all. Bill was a part of me and my family and he will never be forgotten. A bandmate for the ages. Rest in peace Bill.
Gwen Jones
Dec 05, 2018
My prayers go out to the family at the loss of William My the Lord guide and strengthen you RIH cousin
Regina Bryant
Dec 05, 2018
I'm so sorry family. All my love and prayers. I love you all.
Vicki Nichols
Dec 05, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Marion County Senior Citizens.
Jim Ross
Dec 05, 2018
We have very fond memories of Willie. He was an outstanding athlete as well as an accomplished saxophonist in the Fighting Farmer Marching Band. He was always quick with a joke and made all of us smile. On behalf of all the Ross children, please accept our condolences on his passing.