Jack grew up in Danville. In his teen years, he worked at a rollerskating rink by the family home. Jack helped raise his younger brothers and sisters after his dad's early illness and death. He served in the Army Reserves in his early 20's. Jack and his brothers had a printing company in Danville and Jack continued on in the printing business and moved to Rolling Meadows, Ill. In 1973 Jack's first wife died in a car accident. He then became active in church and AWANA where he met his wife, Linda. He helped start up a Christian boys club. Jack was involved in local politics and ran for delegate to the Republican party. He had his own advertising company and won an award for his catalog for Lambs Farm. He loved to take long weekends and visit family in Indiana, southern Illiinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. Jack loved sports especially baseball and hunting. Jack and Linda hunted a lot with their son, David, and wife, Lin, and our friends, Mike and Fame.
Jack is survived by his wife, Linda Cheri Russell Bryant and children, David Gilbert (Lin) Bryant, Shannon Lee Schoemer Bryant (Dennis) Prince, Michael Alan (Cathy) Bryant, Paul Edward (Jooyoung)Bryant, Daniel Jacob Bryant, and Stephen Andrew Bryant; 13 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters, Harvey Leander (Sue) Bryant Jr., Marilyn Sue (Doan) Marlatt, Dale Conrad (Sue) Bryant, Barbara Ann (Joe) Johnson, Glen Alan (Dona) Bryant, James "Jimmy" Edwin (Karen) Bryant, Philip Ray (Gail) Bryant and Roy Eugene (Lorrie) Bryant.
Jack is preceded in death by his ex-wife Gayle in 1973 (car accident); parents, Harvey Leander Bryant Sr. and Ethel Middlemas Bryant; brother, William "Billy" Jennings Bryant; sisters, Tempest Bryant, Naomi Allen, Beverly Beresford, and Betty Lou Howell.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace Community Bible Church Building Fund.
Family and friends gathering at 3-5 on Saturday, Oct. 1 with funeral at 5 p.m. at Grace Community Bible Church, 15 Commerce Drive, Grayslake, Ill.
Published on September 27, 2016