Roy (Buz) Lee Bryant, Jr., of Apache Junction, AZ, passed away peacefully on January 25, 2019, after a short battle with cancer. He was born on October 9, 1936, in Chicago, IL. Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Roy L. and Marion C. (Barlow) Bryant Sr. of LaGrange, IL, sister Lois Bowden, and brother Jack Bryant.
Roy was a veteran of the Air Force Reserves, a graduate of Culver-Stockton College, and a Mason. One of Roy’s hobbies was skydiving, which he did until he was 70 years old! He also enjoyed photography, especially taking pictures of nature and of local sunrises and sunsets. Roy also loved dogs and would have had a houseful of them if he could!
Roy recently passed a milestone of 33 years of recovery in A.A. During that time, he paid it forward by helping others in the program.
He is survived by his three children: Carrie (Mike) Wilkey, Ken (Penny) Bryant, and Jocelyn Bryant; two grandchildren: Victoria (Mike) Nelson and Logan Bryant; one great-granddaughter: Elise Caroline; as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A memorial service and celebration of life will be held at a later date.
The family suggests sending memorial contributions to local animal shelters.