MANSFIELD – Marvin E. Bryant, 75, of Mansfield died at 10:35 a.m. Friday (Dec. 21, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bryant was born Sept. 10, 1937, in Naylor, Mo., the son of Peyton and Mary Bryant. He married Cindy Denhart on May 9, 1992, in Mansfield. She survives.
Also surviving are six children, Tom Bryant, Bill Bryant and Ron Bryant, all of Urbana, one daughter, Julie (Jim) Augsburger of Jonesboro, Tenn., Jim (Louise) Bryant of St. Joseph and Bob (Kara) Bryant of White Heath; three brothers, Lowell Bryant of Denton, Texas, Glen Bryant of Byron Center, Mich., and Roy Bryant of Davie, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Josh, Lee, Andrew, Shannon, Rachel, Cassandra, Trevor, Olivia and Tanner; and nine great-grandchildren, Mason, Mallory, Jenny, Eli, Madaline, Silas, Seth, Kileigh and Taylor; and numerous nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Willie and Floyd; five sisters, Beulah, Ina, Lillian, Blanche and Ruby; and two grandchildren, Aaron and Damon.
Mr. Bryant worked at the Courier newspaper for 19 years before retiring as a truck driver.
He was a member of the NRA. He loved fishing, hunting, gardening, NASCAR and his family.
Memorial contributions may be made to cancer research.
Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com .