Phillip E. “Doc” Bryant, 65, of Strattanville, PA died Wednesday March 13, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian.
Born January 2, 1948 in Monroe Twp, he was the son of Francis “Earl” and Opal J. (Henry) Bryant.
On April 14, 1968, Doc married Donna M. (Seybert) Bryant, she survives.
A US Army Vietnam Veteran, he was the recipient of the National Defense Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Bronze Star Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Doc was employed by PennDOT as a heavy machine mechanic for several years.
He was a member of the New Hope Church of Clarion.
Doc volunteered at Clarion University and the Clarion County Jail. He was passionate about missionary work and was a member of Wycliff Ministries, who traveled to Mexico. He also enjoyed fishing, small repairs on lawnmowers and weedeaters, and spending time with his grandchildren. Doc was a member of the Silver Sneakers Club at the YMCA.
Surviving is his wife Donna Bryant of Strattanville, 3 daughters, Bobbi Nulph and companion Jason Suhan of Summerville, Amy Young and husband Matthew of Distant, and Amber Bryant of Strattanville. 1 son Jeremy Bryant and companion Amanda McEntyre of Clarion. 6 grandchildren, Kayla Nulph, Trenton Keighley, Zayden Young, Brandon Young, Meg Suhan and Cadence Suhan. And his step mother Mabel Bryant of Sligo.
He is also survived by 3 sisters, Janice (Keith) Gourley, Cindy (Dan) Vogle, and Annette (Butch) Hoover and 3 Brothers Samuel (Pam) Bryant, Randy (Lexi) Bryant and Gary (Georgine) Kahle
Friends of Phillip E. “Doc” Bryant will be received from 2-4, 6-8pm Saturday March 16, 2013 at the Varner Funeral Home 1632 Bald Eagle Street Sligo, PA 16255 Funeral Services will be held at the New Hope Community Church at 2pm on Sunday March 17, 2013. Pastor Colin Koch and family friend Elder Alan Meeker will officiate. Military honors will be accorded following the service at the church. Private burial Cedarview Memorial Park will follow. The Bryant family suggests memorial contributions be made to the New Hope Church of Clarion 15870 Route 322 Suite 3, Clarion, PA 16214 To view or express condolences, please visit www.varnerfuneralhome.com