George R. O’Bryan, 93, of Altha, Florida, passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013, in Blountstown, Florida.
G. R. was born January 24, 1920, in Altha to the late John Alexander and Sally Adonnia (Hamilton) O’Bryan. He was the youngest of nine children. G. R. was a graduate of Altha High School and Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He served in the United States Navy for 31 years and retired as a commander. He was a pilot during World War II and served in the Korean War, Vietnam Conflict, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Alexander and Sally Adonnia (Hamilton) O’Bryan; his first wife, Mildred Janet (Hudson) O’Bryan; and a daughter, Sharon Ann O’Bryan.
He is survived by his wife, Billie (Guy) O’Bryan, of Altha; a son, George Michael O’Bryan, and wife, Debbie, also of Altha; daughters, Lynn Strawn and husband, Edwin, of Blountstown, and Mary Patrice Simpson of Del Haven, New Jersey; a step-son, Scott Sheffield, and wife, Tammy, of Crawfordville, Florida; four step-daughters, Patsy Williams and husband, Hugh, Sandra Johnson and husband, Tom, Amy Mullinax and husband, Chris, all of Tallahassee, Florida, and Linda Bok and husband, Fred, of Panama City, Florida; seven grandchildren, William David “Billy” Strawn and wife, Lisa, Patrick Strawn and wife, Jennifer, Jennifer Agerton, Tiffany Slick and husband, Paul, Heather Murphy and husband, Chad, Zachary O’Bryan and wife, Lauren, and Trevor O’Bryan; five step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, August 26, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 27, in the Chapel at Adams Funeral Home with Reverend Brian Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Altha with military honors.
Adams Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements (phone 674-5449). Please visit adamsfh.com to share words of comfort with the family.