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Robert E. Bryant Sr., 77, of Milford, passed away Monday, October 9, 2017, at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.
He was born December 12, 1939, in Danville, the son of Eugene Ellis and Lucille Marie Harper Bryant Sr., and they preceded him in death in addition to five brothers.
He married Geraldine L. Williamson on November 6, 1960, in Catlin. She also preceded him in death on October 7, 1996.
He is survived by two daughters, Kathy M. Books of Watseka and Donna Bryant of Milford; one son, Robert E. (Kristine) Bryant Jr. of Milford; one sister, Betty Weaver of Oklahoma; one special niece, Melissa Edwards of Brazil, Ind.; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Robert served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1957-1960, was a former member of the Moose Lodge in Milford, and was a design engineer at FMC in Hoopeston and Berkeley-Davis Inc. in Danville. He loved to fish and NASCAR.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, October 13, at the Knapp Funeral Home in Milford. Cremation rites will be accorded after the visitation and burial will be held at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery at Milford.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Please share a memory of Robert at knappfuneralhomes.com.
Published on October 10, 2017
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