Grover Merle Bryan, 80, of Paris, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Paris Regional Medical Center.
Visitation is scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19th at Bright-Holland Funeral Home.
Mr. Bryan, the son of Ronzo David Bryan and Pauline Parks Bryan, was born July 25, 1940, in Lamar County.
His career as a truck driver spanned more than 60 years. Merle served in the United States National Guard for a number of years. He was a member of the Elks Lodge.
On March 31, 1961, he married Lynda Sue Caviness, building 59 years of family and memories before her death on Oct. 19, 2020.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Virginia “Wimp” Burnett & husband Reuben, and a brother-in-law, Hammond Day.
Survivors include two sons, Glenn Bryan & wife Angie of Blossom, and David Bryan & wife Dalhia of Blossom, a granddaughter, Amy Kay Brown & husband Brent, and siblings, Betty Day, Paul Bryan & wife Judy, and Jim Bryan & wife Peggy along with several nieces & nephews and a host of friends.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Gideons International, P. O. Box 261, Paris, TX 75461 or The Red River Valley Veterans Memorial, 2035 S. Collegiate Dr., Paris, TX 75460.
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