Bryant, William Kendall
October 18, 1933 – August 7, 2016
What a wonderful man, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Bill leaves behind a loving and supportive family: his wife of 60 years, Margot, his daughters Stacy (Richard Henderson), grandchildren, Kendall, Zoe and Will Papathanasiou, Scott, Taylor, Richard, Ty and James Henderson; and Bentley, grandchildren Bethany (Joe Monroe), Robyn, great-grandchildren Sawyer and Zachary, and Lily the Dog.
Aside from being the best family man anyone could ask for, Bill was a paint contractor for four decades bringing beauty to his clients’ homes and putting pride in everything he touched. Over the years, he developed trusting relationships with each of his clients – who meant so much to him. He was a gifted craftsman. It was once said, “Oh don’t worry about that, my dad can fix it…he can fix anything!” And he could.
He was a lover of nature & sunrises, a true Longhorn fan, made the best waffles, and had a priceless sense of humor and a smile that brought so much happiness to the people around him. Bill was a thinker, a listener, a surveyor of the scene. Although he was never too much of a conversationalist in group settings, every one-on-one conversation shared with him held great value. Largely anecdotal, (we loved hearing that he rode his horse, Ginger, to grade school, or that his first car was a Model T Ford or that he and Margot traveled Europe during his time in the Army), conversation was always peppered with good morals and “you can do anything” vibes. He leaves behind a memory of a man who expressed uninhibited Spirit, steadfast Truth, and wholehearted Love.
Throughout his life, Bill maintained his love of Christian Science. He was an active member of the Christian Science church for over 40 years where he served in many different capacities.
In a letter one of his grandchildren wrote to him, which all of the others would surely agree with, she wrote: “Boppy, you are, and always will be, the strongest, funniest, smartest, handiest, hungriest (can’t forget that one), and most supportive grandfather anyone could ever ask for and I love you very dearly.”
At his request, no services will be held, but if any memorials are made on his behalf, he would have loved for them to go either The Leaves, a Christian Science Nursing Facility (1230 W. Spring Valley Road, Richardson, Texas 75080), Fifth Church of Christ, Scientist (5655 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75220), or First Church of Christ, Scientist Reading Room (1930 N. Coit Rd #120, Richardson, Texas 75080).
You will be missed by all the hearts you have touched.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252