Bryant S. Davis

March 13, 1934July 9, 2019

Bryant was born March 13, 1934 in his childhood home in Bell, Florida. Loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Bryant was called home on July 9th, 2019 while under the care of Suncoast Hospice and surrounded by loved ones. Bryant is survived by his daughter Rachel (Arnold) Retzer, sons John (Carole) Blauvelt, Chris (Patricia) Blauvelt and Andrew (Shawna) Blauvelt; longtime companion Julia McKinney; grandchildren Ashley (Mario Caldarola) Davis, Thomas Blauvelt, Stone Blauvelt and Quinn Blauvelt; siblings JW (Louise) Davis, Clayton (Pauline) Davis, Harry (Patricia) Davis, Tony (Sandra) Davis, and Mary Sue (Freddy) Solomon and many nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents John S Davis, Annie Mae (Locklear) Davis, his sister Janice (Davis) Fairchild and his wife Marilyn (Blauvelt, née Hoek) Davis. Bryant was a longtime resident of Clearwater and a lifelong Gator fan. He retired from GTE after 31 years of service. He was a founding member of Everybody’s Tabernacle with his good friend, the Reverend Otis C Green. He was on the board of HEP and volunteered at both the church and the shelter. Bryant was a longtime member of Clearwater Masonic Lodge 127. A visitation will be held Monday, July 15th 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home, 2853 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater, FL 33759. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, July 16th at 11 am in the funeral home with internment to follow at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019


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Ray and Dana Slaughter

July 16, 2019

We highly respected Bryant. He as a man of great integrity. He was a corner stone of the church.

We remember Bryant as always having a story to tell. We would need to be ready to sit and listen for a while as all the details were revealed.

When we all get to Heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.

With our love to the family members,

Ray and Dana Slaughter

Debbie Cribbs Davenport

July 15, 2019

As Barbara said he always had nicknames for us. I remember mine was brown eyes! How he grabbed my arm and start shaking it vigorously! It would shake the whole body! He was there for my mother when Randy died he was there for my mother when Danny died, and he was there when my Mother died! He was a true friend! There in good times and bad! But what I loved most is his unique little hand clapping while leading music! He had a wonderful voice and I couldn't wait till it was my birthday, to hear him sing! I'd get to count my money, and to throw it in the offering plate! Best memories!! They will always be cherished! I love you Bryant Davis! Rest in peace!


July 14, 2019

Bryant was a giant of a man! He will be missed greatly by his family and friends. He will always be with us in our hearts and minds and will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace, my Friend, Rest in Peace.

Nancy Carpenter Zooky

July 11, 2019

This week!!!! Bryant is the tallest and brightest flower in GODs garden. many memories will count now that HE has taken a trip to help GOD.

Barbara Green

July 11, 2019

Bryant will be remembered for his Kindness ,his faithfulness, his giving Heart , and his sense of humor. He always had a nickname for the youth that was around him, I never heard him raise his voice in anger, I know he will be missed by Family and many friends, but he will be up in Heaven with a lot of friends ,that he loved dearly.

Bud Bowley

July 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of Bryants passing. Bryant was a mentor for me while working for the phone company and the start of my journey through Masonry . Prayers and Blessings for his friends and family during their loss and grieving . We shall miss him until we too go home to the Lord.