Richard A. Bryant was born January 30, 1945 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to
the late David T. Bryant and Rose L. Bryant.
On Friday, March 13, 2020 he departed this earthly life at home at the age of 75.
In 1962 at the age of 17, Richard left school to enlist in the Naval Reserves. He served for 3 years. Much of that time was aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise Navy Aircraft carrier. In 1965 he discharged from the Navy Reserves and joined the United States Marine Corp. He commissioned as a private and worked very hard through the years. During that time, he wed Carolyn Dixie in 1967 and from that union, they were blessed with a son Richard “Alan” Bryant, Jr.
He also served overseas in the Vietnam War. Upon return from war he continued to work up the military ladder. Shortly after enlistment, he became an officer in a special program called the “Limited Duty Officer Program. He also went to college during that time and received an AA and BA Degree in Criminology. He spent many years stationed in Texas, Illinois, California, Japan, and Virginia.
After 23 years in 1988, he decided to retire as a Major/O-4. Upon retirement from the Marine Corp, he felt he still had the desire to continue to work in the government and went to work for the Secret Service. He spent 20 years as a Special Officer and traveled with Presidents, Reagan to Obama. Upon retirement from the Secret Service he moved from Maryland to Las Vegas where he lived with his wife, son, and grandchildren until his death.
Richard leaves to cherish his memories, his loving and devoted wife, Carolyn; a loving and caring son, Richard “Alan” Bryant, Jr., 3 grandchildren, Jacob and Cassidy all of Las Vegas, NV, and Kendall of California; two sisters, Kathy Fontenette and Virginia Bryant both of Fort Wayne and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, in-laws, cousins and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, David & Rose Bryant; a brother Tommy Bryant; two nephews, Daunte Fontenette and Tony Bryant.
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