Departed on Mar. 29, 2011 and resided in Virginia Beach, VA.
Memorial Service: Saturday, Apr. 9, 2011, 2:00 pm
Leo Cortner Bryan, 84, of the 5200 block of Shepparton Way, Virginia Beach, VA, passed away March 29, 2011, in his home after a prolonged illness with Parkinson's disease.
Born February 10, 1927 in Kirk, Colorado, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Ratzlaff Bryan. He retired from the United States Army as a Colonel after 30 years of service as a Fixed and Rotary Wing Aviator. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene.
Col. Bryan is survived by his wife, Juanita Campbell Bryan; his children and their spouses, Paul and Linda Bryan of Charleston, SC, Ron and Brenda Bryan of Oakton, VA, Jim and Cathy Bryan of Virginia Beach, VA and Glenn and Colleen Bryan of Mt. Vernon, OH; his grandchildren, Tim and Johanna Bryan of Columbia, SC, Eric and Mira Bryan of Virginia Beach, VA, Aimee Bryan of Davis, CA, Steven and Emily Bryan of Nashville, TN, Jessica Bryan of Virginia Beach, VA, Jennifer and Billy Hyde of Charleston, SC, Amber Bryan of Columbus, OH and Beverly, Lydia and Alicia Bryan of Virginia Beach, VA; a great granddaughter, Savannah Bryan of Columbia, SC. He was predeceased by two sisters, Alice Gibson and Bernice Nichols of Pasadena, CA; and two brothers, Everett Bryan and Isom Bryan of Kirk, CO.
A memorial service will be conducted Saturday, April 9th, 2011, at 2 p.m. at Tidewater Central Church of the Nazarene, 5514 Parliament Dr., Virginia Beach, VA 23462 (757) 497-8703.
A memorial fund in memory of Leo Bryan has been established with proceeds going to the building fund for the new church in Charlottesville. Should friends desire, contributions may be sent to: First Church of the Nazarene, 1011 Elliott Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22902. (434-295-5537).
Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel is handling the arrangements.