Mr. Elmer O'Bryan, 86, of Bristol, passed away Friday, July 26, 2011 in Blountstown. He was born in Altha to the late Roy and Della and O'Bryan on August 11, 1924. He was of the Holiness faith and was a member of Bristol Assembly of God Church.
He traveled the world during World War II, serving the Navy from 1943 until his retirement as an E6 in 1963. Past jobs include working as a Pressman for Florida Labor News in Tallahassee and as a Security Guard for Abitibi in Blountstown until his retirement in 1987.
He was preceded in death by his late wives Zories Jacobs O'Bryan and Helen Roberts O'Bryan. He was also preceded in death by one brother, Roy O'Bryan, Jr. and two sister, Lorene Harvell and Alberta Lee; one son, Ray O'Bryan, and one granddaughter, Cassie O'Bryan-Dabney.
Survivors include two sons, George O'Bryan and wife, Renea, and Ricky O'Bryan and wife, Tammy; three grandchildren, Miranda O'Bryan, Saige and Kymberly Kent; two brothers, J.B. O'Bryan and J.A. O'Bryan and his wife, Marilyn; one sister, Doris Stewart. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews, friends and caretakers at Parthenon Healthcare of Blountstown.
Funeral Services were held Monday, August 1, with Bevis Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements and Pastor Kindig officiating. Interment followed at Lake Mystic Baptist Church Cemetery with full military honors.
Bevis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. (850-643-3636).