Frank Bryant

September 23, 1931July 5, 2018

Hugh “Frank” Bryant, 86 years old, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, July 5th, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

A lifelong Oak Cliff resident. Graduate of Crozier Tech and served in the Navy Reserve. Frank was a manager for E.B. Mott’s variety stores for 45 years.

Predeceased by his father, Johnson Bryant, mother, Aliene Munday Bryant, Brothers, David Bryant, James Bryant, his first wife, Mary Jo Bilger Bryant, Step-son, Ronny Watson.

Frank married Diana Hejl Watson on June 21, 1997. Survived by his wife, Diana Hejl Watson Bryant, Son, Lee Bryant (wife - Pamala), Daughter, Lisa Bryant, Step-daughters, Shari Watson Giddens (husband- Nick), Susan Watson Hershey (husband -Chris).

8 Grandchilden: Ashley Watson Caperton (David), Kate Cavender, Stephanie Bryant, Kaylee Bryant, Justin Giddens, Brian Giddens, Jessica Hershey and Maddison Hershey.

6 Great-Grandchildren: Leah, Braylynn and Cheyenne Caperton, Shaylee and Layla Bryant, Gaston Gruene Cavender.

He was a devoted and loving husband, dad and “Pappaw” and will be missed very much.


  • David Caperton, Active Pallbearer
  • Justin Giddens, Active Pallbearer
  • David Gilley, Active Pallbearer
  • Michael Hejl, Active Pallbearer
  • Joel Martin, Active Pallbearer


  • Visitation Sunday, July 8, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, July 9, 2018
  • Committal Service Monday, July 9, 2018

Frank Bryant

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Pam Bryant

July 9, 2018

You were the perfect example of what a man, father and husband should be. Such a kind, loving, and generous man. I wish I could have known you longer. You will be greatly missed. Much love always.

Cynthia Buckovan Cope

July 8, 2018

I remember Mr. Bryant, who was so quiet and soft spoken when I was a child. Many fond memories of him and Mary Jo, Lisa and Lee. In later years enjoyed keeping up through Christmas Cards with Him and Diana, they were so warm and caring at Mom and Dad's funeral, will never forget their kindness. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, may they be surrounded by God's grace and Love.