Jack L. Bryan, 81

first_imgJack L. Bryan, 81, of Batesville, Indiana, passed away peacefully surrounded by members of his family in Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday, March 30th, 2017.Jack was born on the family farm in Chester, West Virginia on September 1, 1935. He was the second son of the late Joseph and Beatrice (Sayre) Bryan.Jack graduated from Chester High School in 1953. He then attended Marshall University where he enjoyed playing football and baseball for the University’s teams. On March 17th, 1956, Jack married Phyllis Balmenti at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester, West Virginia. Just over a decade later, in 1968, Jack took a position at the Batesville Casket Company, where he moved him, his wife and five children to Batesville, Indiana. He retired from Batesville Casket Company back in 2002 with 34 years of service to the Company.Jack was a giving and kindhearted person. He was also a true friend to all, never too busy to help others. Jack would give anyone the shirt off his back, and to help anyone in a moment’s notice, whenever the need arose. On any given day, you could find Jack in his garage, amongst his friends, enjoying each other’s company. He had a true passion for sports and athletics, which came naturally to him. Jack was an avid sportsman, he enjoyed playing golf and hunting throughout his adult life, sharing this pleasure with his children and grandchildren. He was man of few words and modest actions as he grew older, and was always a man who you could go and talk to.Survivors include Jack’s wife, Phyllis (Balmenti) Bryan and five children: Michael Bryan of Batesville, Indiana, Michelle (Manuel) Linhares of Las Vegas, Nevada, Daniel (Amy) Bryan of Batesville, Indiana, Christopher Bryan of Batesville, Indiana, and, Stephen (Danielle) Bryan of Whitewright, Texas. Jack is also survived by his nephew Brian (Kathy) Nesselrode of Jacksonville, Florida.Other survivors include Jack’s fourteen grandchildren, Marc Linhares, Daniel (Katharine) Bryan, Michael Bryan, Dominic Bryan, Anthony Bryan, Emily Bryan, Dustin Powell, Jordon Bryan, and Holly Bryan. Also, survived by Jack, are his step-grandchildren, Sarah Linhares, Dylan, Rachel, Heather, and Caleb Kennemur.In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by siblings, Richard Bryan, Janet (Bryan) Nesselrode, and Joseph Bryan.Jack was loved by his family and friends, and will be dearly missed. Memorial services will be announced at a later date.last_img

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