Walter L. Bryan Sr.

August 12, 1930September 5, 2018

Walter L. Bryan, Sr., a former Brevard County resident for more than 50 years, died September 5, 2018, at the age of 88, in Union, Kentucky. Walter was born on August 12, 1930, in Nashville, Georgia to Bruce and Vidala Bryan (deceased). Walt and his wife, O’Dessa (deceased) were the owners and operators of the Dog Gone Grocery on Merritt Island, Florida from 1975 to 2003, when they retired. Walt enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was an Honorary Past Master at the Merritt Island Masonic Lodge 353 for over 50 years and attended Clearlake Baptist Church in Cocoa, Florida. Walt is survived by his sons, Walter L. Bryan, II (Barbara) and Charles D. Reed (Susan), his daughters Deborah Reed Lientz (Nicholas) and Patricia Reed Hughes (Kenneth); grandchildren Rocky, Stacy, Chris, Michael, Walter L. Bryan III (Tres) and Mariah together with four great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife O’Dessa L. Bryan, parents Bruce and Vidala Bryan and siblings Larry, Bobbie Jean, Carson, James and Gene. Visitation will be held Friday, September 14, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Brevard Memorial Funeral Home, 5475 N. U.S. Hwy 1, Cocoa, Florida, with funeral and graveside services held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at Brevard Memorial. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the American Heart Association.


  • Visitation Friday, September 14, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 15, 2018

Walter L. Bryan Sr.

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Jarvis Holder

September 13, 2018

My Freind

Jarvis Holder

September 13, 2018

Jarvis Holder

September 13, 2018

Mr Walter Was My Mentor,And My Freind We Shared Many Conversation Together Over Fishing And Just Riding Around Looking For Good Places To Eat.We Went To Church Together Sunday School Together We Was In Separable He Loved Planting And Teaching Me Things I Didnt Know Even When He Moved To Kentucky I Visited Him There I Loved Him Like He Was My Ole Man Thats Just What He Was To Me Days Before His Passsing He Called Me And Said Jarvis I Got My Bags Packed And Iam Leaving I Asked Him How He Feel And He Told Me "With Both Hands"I Love You Mr Walt Its Not Goodbye Just See You Later

Traci Browne

September 10, 2018

Walt was an amazing guy! So compleletly heartbreaking to have lost him to say the least! My family truly cherrished the time we got to know and spend with him over the last year. More then just neighbors, he along with Barb and Walt became family!

What great memories we made with him...from butchering the pigs and being throughly educated on the process, to planting and working on this year's garden at his full discretion (and believe me...he was always giving clear direction to all of us...haha) to fishing at my in-laws and slaying them for a great fish fry! Hearing his favorite recipe of filleted speckled perch and jalapenos over and over, or to simply just hang out chat...all memories we won't forget.

Working from home...he would visit me almost daily just to chit chat at the same time each day!! Always brightened my day!

My 8 year old son Shaun considered him his very good buddy and will miss talking football, baseball! He also got a kick out of riding around the property with him after school in his hooptie mobile and collecting black walnutsfor him! One of a kind!!

It was always our favorite time of the day being with Old Man Walt as we called him lovingly! Thankful to have had time with you! Rest in peace Walt ! Prayers to the entire Bryan family! God bless!!