James L. Bryant

Bryant James Obit1

James L. Bryant, 85, of Waco, passed away August 1, 2021 at Wesley Woods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Service Information: A Celebration of James’ life will be held at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco, on Saturday, August 28th at 11:00 a.m. Masks are strongly encouraged for the Celebration of Life, but Optional.

You may watch the Live Stream of the service by Clicking HERE.

James was born May 13, 1936 in Grantville, Georgia to parents, Jim and Alma Bryant.  He moved to Texas in 1954, where he met the love of his life, Elizabeth Coker.  James and Elizabeth were married on April 20, 1957.  James worked as a forms pressman for many years.

James was an avid outdoorsman.  He loved hunting, fishing, and golfing and being with family and friends.

In addition to his loving wife, Elizabeth, he adored his 3 daughters.  He was a wonderful Dad and an even better Grandfather and Great-Grandfather..

James was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Alma Bryant; and brother, Lewis “Buddy” Bryant.

James is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Bryant; daughters, Veniece and Kenny Kolkhorst, Deniece and Jeff Kelley, and Tammie and Jack (deceased) Johnston; 6 grandchildren, Krystal and Tanner Moy, Todd and Kelsey Kolkhorst, Kari and Ryan Oatman, Kyle and Anne Kelley, Jamie and Jason Mayfield, Justin and Stephani Johnston; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Chet Bryant of Newnan, Georgia; sister, Vivian Lee, of LaGrange, Georgia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The Bryant Family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the staff of Wesley Woods Nursing Facility, especially Tamara Wingfield, Gina Sims, Carolyn Outley, Tom Owens, Chandra McChristion, Destiny Hodges and Bluebonnet Hospice Health Services.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the Mr. Bryant’s beloved grandsons.

The Bryant Family would like to thank everyone for their love and support during this time, however due to the current state of the pandemic they understand and respect your decision to socially distance and not attend the service if you so choose and to send your condolences by other means.

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Chandra McChristion

    My condolence goes out to you and the family Mrs. Byrant you know i truly loved Mr.Byrant aka My Papa Im really going to miss that bright personality and smile Love always Chandra McChristion

  2. Sara, Leroy, Jeff and Dave Henderson/Hall
    August 27, 2021

    My family and I have known the Bryant Family for almost 50 years and love them all! I have lost a brother and my
    heart is breaking! Our thoughts and prayers are with you! James was my buddy and if I could only remember all
    the secrets he told me and made me promise to not to tell he would be in big trouble! There is a huge hole in our hearts.

    All our love

  3. Becky, Dan, and Kate Broome

    Our thoughts and prayers are, and have been, with all of you. We love y’all and wish we could be there today.

  4. Thinking of you and your family. Tammy’s voice is still very pretty and must had been very difficult. The service was very nice and everyone did a great job. We love y’all. Jim, Camille, and JeffSS

  5. Elizabeth,
    I’m a blast from your past. I just thought to check your name on the internet & James’ obituary popped up. I remember fondly of our Waco/Willows years. After all-you were opened on Christmas Eve, 1980, 10 months later, Samantha was born. Strange coincidence 10 months later, I started to work w/ you & Sara. Have you figured it out? I realize this post is over 1 1/2 years old, but I pray you & all of yours are doing well. I’m sorry about Jack. I am truly sorry about James. He was a wonderful, loving man. I want to thank you for reminding me how to work, watch my mouth, & be professional. It really helped in my life. I close with my name, phone number & address. Email maybe will pop up. If you can call, leave a message, please. Any communication will be fine. I love & miss you. Jolynn Godkin, 108 Waterside Dr., Maumelle, AR 72113. 501-514-0817

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