Edwards Funeral Home


Morgan Bryant

November 18, 1941October 5, 2021

Morgan Bennett Bryant, 79, of Fort Smith, passed away on Tuesday, October 5th after a brief illness. Morgan was born on November 18th, 1941 in Montebello, California to the late Philip F. and Marion J. Bryant. He is survived by Margaret, his wife of 54 years, his sister, Phyllis Jane Childers and husband James of Fort Smith, his son Phillip Bryant and daughter-in-law Jennifer of Fort Smith, his granddaughter Madeline Bryant of Washington D.C. and his grandson Morgan Bennett Bryant II of Vail, Colorado.

Morgan attended the University of Arkansas and spent the majority of his career as the owner and President of Bryant Preserving Company in Alma. He was proud to see his company grow to sell its products across the country and most enjoyed working with the company’s 55 employees. When not working, Morgan enjoyed travelling with Margaret, playing golf and spending time with his grandchildren. Morgan was a part of the “Sons of Barnabas”, led by Ed Saucier, and looked forward to the weekly meetings and discussions about the Lord. Morgan was also an avid duck hunter and fisherman, spending many miserably cold mornings in a duck blind with his friends. He was a long time member of the Ouachita Wilderness Club, where he won the prestigious “Goof Up Award” a record three times during his lifetime. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, where he and Margaret attended the Discussion Sunday School Class. Morgan was a lifelong Razorback fan and member of the Fort Smith Razorback Club. Because of this, he was always adamant that events did not interfere with Razorback Football.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 9th in Roebuck Chapel at First United Methodist Church of Fort Smith, under the direction of Edwards Funeral Home. Masks are required. Afterwards, the family will visit with friends outside at the columbarium. Memorials may be sent to the Antioch for Youth & Family, 1122 N. 11th Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901 or a charity of your choosing.

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David Phillips

October 12, 2021

What a very special guy he was. He was always the gentleman and one you were honored to be called Friend.
He will be missed by many and special prayers for all the family

Kelly Newton

October 9, 2021

I was blessed to have fished with Morgie and Sam at Wilderness for many years and then Morgie played in our golf group for the last few years. Morgie was truly a sweet, gentle and extremely funny man. He made us laugh until our sides hurt. He really was a gentleman in the true sense of the word and I know his family and friends are extremely sad. My prayers are for each of you and Morgie. Heaven has received a true gem of a person. 🙏🙏

Anita Paddock

October 8, 2021

In the late fifties and early sixties, I spent many Sundays with Morgan at Tenkiller skiing. We were joined by friends, Joe Dan, Ann, and Jan. It was there that we became fairly good skiers. I will always remember Morgie for his kind personality and generous spirit.

Tim Holman

October 8, 2021

Morgan it was a sincere pleasure knowing you and Phillip. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Holman Family

Bill and Nancy Stell

October 8, 2021

A quiet soul, always a gentleman, a true friend. Rest in the arms of Jesus, Morgan.

lowell coomer

October 7, 2021

Morgan Bryant, dang what a great fellow. I will miss him.

Lowell Coomer