Lawrence Paul O Bryant Sr.
Lawrence Paul O’Bryant Sr., 66, of Palm Desert,
Calif., formerly of Mt. Vernon, died 5:57 p.m. Nov. 16, 1999, at VA Medical
Center in San Diego, Calif. Mr. O’Bryant was restaurant manager of Billy
Reed Restaurant in Palm Springs, Calif. He was born April 17, 1933, in Mt.
Vernon to Robert Allen and Mildred M. “Millie” (Tackett)
O’Bryant. Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood
Cemetery in Mt. Vernon. Military graveside services will be conducted by
the chaplain and members of American Legion Post 141 of Mt. Vernon. No visitation
will be held. Survivors include four sons, Lawrence Paul O’Bryant Jr.
of Robinson, Randy O’Bryant of Mt. Vernon, Gary O’Bryant of Robinson,
and Robbie O’Bryant of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Tammy Bolinger of
Champaign and Angela O’Bryant of Louisville, Ky.; four grandchildren;
his mother, Mildred “Millie” Hunt of Mt. Vernon; a brother, Robert
L. O’Bryant Sr. of Mt. Vernon; two stepbrothers, David Hunt of Virginia
and Bob Hunt of Florida; and three stepsisters, Dorothy Krech and Mary Nelms,
both of Alabama, and Marjorie Fredheim of Texas. Mr. O’Bryant served
in the U.S. Army for 20 years and retired as a master sergeant, serving some
time in the Vietnam War. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, and
a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners in California. He was a graduate
of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He was preceded in death by his
father; his stepfather, Dale Hunt; one son, Rickie O’Bryant; a stepbrother,
Jack Hunt; his grandparents and great-grandparents; and a special friend,
Carol Morton. Funeral services are under the direction of Hughey Funeral
Home, where you may call at 242-3348 for obituary information at any time.
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Misty Flannigan