Richard Allen Bryant Sr. ~ Murphysboro May 8, 2021

Richard Allen Bryant passed away Saturday May 8, 2021,peacefully at his residence.

Richard was born April 6, 1970, in Herrin, Illinois the son of the late Dr. Tracy L. and Marsha G. (McElroy) Bryant.

Richard loved hunting, fishing, working on cars, motors. But his greatest Love in life was his children.

He is survived by his children: Ricky Bryant Jr. of Carbondale; Drake Bryant of Carbondale (Mother Beth Bain Helsley); Sammy Money of Carbondale: Timothy Harper of Murphysboro; Elizabeth “Lizzie” Harper of Carbondale; Matt Harper of Carbondale; best friend and love of his life for 22 years Theresia Money of Carbondale; sister Gwen and husband Mike Lazowski of Rogers, Minnesota; sister-in-law Donna Bryant of Murphysboro; many dear lifelong friends and his hunting companion Lucy who never left his side.

Richard was preceded in death by his, parents Dr. Tracy L. and Marsha Bryant; brother Tracy Bryant; grandparents; Richard and Ruby McElroy; Tracy Leland Sr and Nella Bryant.

It is incredibly sad that Richard’s life ended so soon, and we cannot put into words how much we will miss him. Richard was a positive person and would not want us not to be sad today. If he were here, he would tell us to cheer up, smile and remember all the great memories we all shared. His memory will live on in all of us forever.

A Celebration of life will be held Sunday May 16, 2021, from 12 – 3 at Walker Funeral Home of Carbondale.

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