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Thomas C. "T-Bone" Bryant Obituary

Tribune - January 4, 2011
1937 - 2011

Thomas C. "T-Bone" Bryant, 73, Brownstown, passed away at 2:56 a.m. Sunday, January 2, 2011, at his residence.

Mr. Bryant was a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church of Seymour. He served on numerous boards and committees. He was chairman of the congregation for six years. He was a business owner of the John Deere dealership and partner of Decatur Mold, Seymour.

Mr. Bryant was a founding stockholder and secretary-treasurer of Decatur Mold Tool & Engineering when the company started in 1966 until present. In 1975, Mr. Bryant bought the John Deere dealership in Seymour with partners. He served as president until selling the dealership to Deer Country in 2005. He served on the board of directors of the Seymour Chamber of Commerce, Jackson County United Fund and the Community Foundation of Jackson County. He was on the advisory boards of Seymour National Bank, Merchants National Bank and Irwin Union Bank. He was a member of the Rotary Club since 1975 where he served as president, Paul Harris Fellow and honorary Rotarian. He was also a past member of directors of Seymour Industrial Corp. and Jackson County Industrial Development. He was a member of Seymour Elks Lodge 462.

Born December 10, 1937, in Seymour, he was the son of Thomas and Adelia C. Kasting Bryant, both of whom preceded him in death. He was the loving husband of Patricia A. Thompson Bryant. They were married at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Seymour on April 22, 1960.

Survivors include two daughters, Lisa (Steve) Hoene, and Gail (Jay) Blackburn. He was the grandfather to four beautiful granddaughters, Nicole and Michelle Hoene and Grace and Rachel Blackburn.

The Rev. Ralph Blomenberg, the Rev. Philip Bloch and the Rev. James Rodriguez will conduct funeral services at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seymour. Entombment will take place at Riverview Cemetery, Seymour.

Family and friends may call from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Voss Chapel, Seymour, and from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Thursday at the church.