July 27, 1948 - March 14, 2015
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: http://victors.us/RonBryant) 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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