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Bryant, Ronald D.

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July 27, 1948 - March 14, 2015

Bryant, Ronald D.

Ronald Dale Bryant died peacefully on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 in Plano, Texas.  He was born on July 27th, 1948 in Huntsville, Alabama to Roy Lee and Evelyn Henrietta Bryant who preceded him in death, as did his sister Connie Loretta Bryant and brother Harold Dean Bryant.  He is survived by his loving wife and faithful companion Norene (Nikki) Prokop-Bryant, his son Ross David Bryant and daughter-in-law Christy Bryant, daughter Lisa Prokop and partner Bill Noda, stepson Keith Prokop and wife Avril and his brother Dwight Bryant.  He was blessed with two granddaughters Rebecca and Reese Bryant who lovingly called him Poppy.  He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved to eat, laugh and tell stories.

Ron was a 1966 graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School.  He completed his undergraduate degree at UT-Arlington where he joined Delta Sigma Pi Fraternity.  He then went on to earn his master’s degree in Business Administration at Amberton University.   Ron has been a friend of Bill W. for over 30 years.  He was an avid Cowboy fan and he loved and still owned his 1998 Dodge Caravan.  At his tailgating parties Ron was  known as “The Delagator.”  Some of Ron’s guilty pleasures  were bacon, peanut butter, chicken Alfredo, Double Stuffed Oreos, Nutter Butter cookies and canned Vienna sausages on crackers.  He had a life-long insatiable appetite for pinto beans and corn bread.  Ron found humor in every situation.  It was his way to cope with life. Whatever it was, he managed to get through it by laughing at it and himself and getting you to laugh, too.  He had a ready joke for every occasion, reason and season.   He was the life of the party.  As per Ron’s wishes, his brain and scalp tissue were donated to the University of Michigan for use in furthering Alzheimer’s research.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Ron’s life on  Saturday, April 11th, 2015 at 1:30 P.M. at Chase Oaks Church, 281 Legacy Drive, Plano, TX 75023 in the Legacy Room.  If desired, contributions may be made to the University of Michigan Health System (Giving Link: or charity of your choice.  It is suggested that you don’t wear somber colors because Ron was a colorful, happy-go-lucky guy.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252



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Norene Prokop

May 24, 2021 4:04PM

My Gentleman Bug! Tears flood my eyes and my heart still hurts with the grief of missing you. Today is a special day the anniversary of my mastectomy in 2012. I thank you for taking care of me to the best of your ability. It was very tough for 9 months but you never left my side. I sure do miss you, your smile and your off-the-wall humor. I talk to you every day. I hope you are listening. I love you!
Your Lady Bug 🐞

Norene Prokop

November 05, 2019 1:51PM

My Ronnie Donnie - ILeese and I are getting pedis and we can feel your presence and spirit with us. You loved your pedis! And we loved our family tradition of pedis together. You are loved today and all of my tomorrows! 🐞

Norene Prokop

November 05, 2019 1:49PM

My Ronnie Donnie - I still miss you each and every day Leese and I are getting pedis and we can feel your presence and spirit with us. You loved your pedis! And we loved our family tradition of pedis together. You are loved today and all of my tomorrows! 🐞

Norene (Nikki)

November 07, 2015 11:29PM

My Ronnie Donnie, Time is supposed to heal all wounds, but it's not working. I miss you every day. I go into your closet to smell your clothes or I wear your cologne. These last few weeks have been especially hard. I can't get thru the day without crying. You left me too soon. We weren't finished. We didn't have a chance to live out our dreams. I miss you. I love you so much!

Rusty and Terry

September 06, 2015 2:01PM

Ron, May your life in heaven be as exciting as your life on earth. You will be missed.

Terry and Rusty

April 10, 2015 7:48PM

Dear Nor,
Ron is watching over you, his fluffy angel wings are gently wrapped around you whispering you are loved. Ron's life leaves an indelible imprint on lives he has touched. Our thoughts are with you our dear sister.


April 10, 2015 2:43PM

My brother, who I wish I could have been able to spend more time with. Love you man. Manny

Garner Cagle

April 09, 2015 7:57PM

I am so sorry for your loss.
My memories of Ron are from WWHS.
Your family is in my prayers. Garner Cagle

Carolyn Taylor & Mildred Parish

April 09, 2015 1:54AM

Niki Ron was a clown, smart as a whip, Ron borrowed my 1955 chevy for a date, that night my car was stolon from in front of his house, 50 years later we could still laugh about him owing me a car. Ron you won't be forgoten

Carolyn Taylor & Mildred Parish

April 09, 2015 1:33AM

Niki, Ron was so special to us. you only have to call me if you need to talk to someone, We know how you feel in your sorrow. we love you.


April 09, 2015 1:13AM

Niki, Ron was so very special to me , And I will miss you very much.

Your sister Toni

April 08, 2015 6:26PM

Dear Bella sister, Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us, unseen, unheard, but always near; what we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us. Ron will continue to transmit his humor - let your heart be open to hear. Love.Peace

Wanda Mitchell

April 07, 2015 8:02PM

Nikki I am so very sorry. I loved my cousin so very much. I love the photos you put in the obit, they bring back memories of his infectious laugh. I am so thankful god brought you and Ronald together. I love you sweet lady. My prayers go out to you and your family, Ross and his family, and to all of our families.

Ian Edmonson

April 07, 2015 5:56PM

Hi Lisa, I'm very sorry for your loss. Please give your mom and family a hug for me. Best wishes, Ian

William Marlowe

April 06, 2015 4:46PM

I met Ronald when we went to East Dallas Baptist Church. Our families went on a trip to Alabama to visit relatives. Then we worked together at A&P for years. Then we carpooled to UTA and took classes together. He taught me how to drive a standard on his Falcon. I still drive standards and taught my kids. We used to bowl, shoot pool and pinball on our way home from Arlington. He was a good friend and a good guy. I am sorry for your loss and he will be missed.

Mollye Lunsford

April 06, 2015 1:40PM

My thoughts and prayers go out to Ron's family. May he RIP

Bonnie Gorman Borel

April 06, 2015 10:50AM

In Sympathy Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.


April 05, 2015 10:25AM

Thanks for giving me one terrific son and 2 beautiful granddaughters.

Robert a vBulletin Chris stites

April 05, 2015 8:26AM

Both Robert and I have wonderful memories of Ron. We were so blessed when you and Ron moved in next door. We'll miss him but smile every time he crosses our mind.