William “Billy” Duane Bryant, son of Bill and Norma Lea (Cole) Bryant, was born in McCook on Sept. 14, 1955. He was taken to his heavenly home in the early morning of March 7, 2018 after a battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome at the age of 62.
At the time of his passing Billy was surrounded by his family and loved ones. Billy relied on his deep faith, love for Jesus, and family during this difficult time.
On Oct. 22, 1988 he was united in marriage to Kris Annette Bowers in Curtis. To this union a daughter and two sons were born, Lacy Marie (Bryant) Most, Clint Hazen Bryant and the late Lane Scott Bryant.
Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend and role model to so many. He spent his life doing what he thoroughly enjoyed and had many talents and passions.
Billy had a passion for his alfalfa fields and that was admittedly his favorite aspect of the farm. He worked side by side with father Bill from the day he graduated high school to his death. His own definition of his profession is “farmer, horseshoer, welder, hay-hauler, grandpa type guy.”
His children and grandchildren will remember him for his compassion, love, patience, kindness and loyalty. If there was an activity that they were involved in, he was there. Billy was heavily involved in the community and volunteer activities. Those include: little league baseball, Sunday school teacher, zoning board, Frontier County fire department, Frontier County fair board, Frontier County livestock superintendent, Curtis Roping Club, State Fair farrier, Curtis Easter Pageant, Frontier County 4-H and many more activities.
He will be deeply missed by so many people.
He is survived by his wife, Kris of Curtis; daughter, Lacy (Cody) Most of Curtis; son, Clint (Danae) of McCook; grandchildren Kaison, Hadley, Emery, and Keilea Most of Curtis and Avery, Allie, and Ava Bryant of McCook; parents of Curtis; sister, Jody (Robert) Rupp of Grand Island; mother-in-law, Sharon Bowers of Curtis; sister-in-law, Kim (Allan) Mortensen of Curtis; and nephews and nieces, Christoper (Michelle) Rupp of Norfolk, Kyle (Mallory) Rupp of Omaha, Kaycie Rupp of Chicago, Ill., Quenton (Tonya) Mortensen of Curtis, Elizabeth Mortensen of Broken Bow, and Dillon (Beccah) Mortensen of Curtis.
He was preceded in death by his son, Lane Scott; grandparents, Hazen and Bessie Cole, Gayle and Clara Bryant, Art and Flo Rigby; and father in law, Jack Bowers.
Memorial services were held at Medicine Valley Public Schools in Curtis on March 10. Interment followed in the Curtis Cemetery. Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Curtis was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be given to the Bryant Memorial Scholarship which will be established through the Medicine Valley Foundation. To sign the online guest book, go to blasestrauser.com.