OBITUARY

Charles Donald Bryan

December 14, 1947November 21, 2019

Bryan, Charles Donald, 71, passed away November 21, 2019. He graduated class of 1965 from Bishop David high school, where he played baseball and football. He graduated class of 1969 from Bellarmine College. Don worked his way through college at Bellarmine as well as playing baseball and intermural basketball. He was a first responder with Shively Fire Department and radio dispatcher for the Shively Police Department. Out of college, he worked for Sears as a reserve group manager and later was store manager for Zayre on Dixie Highway. Don went on to become regional loss prevention manager for Ames Department Stores and later traveled to Savannah, Georgia to be store manager at Service Merchandise. Later in his career, he became an Optician retail sales manager at Korrect Optical and worked at the VA Medical Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky for Korrect Optical until his retirement in 2014. Don was a proud Markers Mark Ambassador and Kentucky Colonel Member. He was also a member of the Jaycees in Wisconsin as well as an active member of the booster club and PTA at St. Athanasius Parrish from 1978-1989. Most of all, Don will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and son that loved to travel the world and enjoyed playing golf. He also enjoyed watching and coaching his kids and grandkids in many sports. He is preceded in death by his father, Charles B. Bryan; infant brother, Joey Bryan; and grandchildren, Riley and Regan Bryan. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Frances Bryan; sons, Charles Edward Bryan (Victoria) and Michael A. Bryan (Emilye J.); grandchildren, Masen A. Bryan and Mara E. Bryan; mother, Pauline Bryan; and brother, John Bryan. Visitation will be Monday, November 25, 2019 from 2 pm-8 pm at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven Funeral Home. The funeral mass will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 10 am at St. Athanasius Church, 5915 Outer Loop, Louisville. The entombment following will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Don may be made to Hosparus or American Diabetes Association.

  • FAMILY

  • He is preceded in death by his father, Charles B. Bryan; infant brother, Joey Bryan; and grandchildren, Riley and Regan Bryan.


    Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 49 years, Mary Frances Bryan; sons, Charles Edward Bryan (Victoria) and Michael A. Bryan (Emilye J.); grandchildren, Masen A. Bryan and Mara E. Bryan; mother, Pauline Bryan; and brother, John Bryan.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, November 25, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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OLIVIA ROBINSON

November 25, 2019

IN 2005 DON BRYAN HIRED ME UNSEEN FOR THE MH VA, HE WAS SO NICE TO ME, THEN I HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH HIM WHEN HE CAME TO WORK WITH ME WHEN MY CO-WORKER WAS ON VACATION, WHAT A NICE GUY HE WAS TO ME, HE CAME TO FILL IN AGAIN A FEW YRS LATER AND I GOT TO HERE HIS STORY OF HIS TRIP TO GERMANY WITH HIS FAMILY, I ENJOYED EVERY VISIT WITH HIM, IM SURE HE WILL BE SADLY MISSED.. THINKING OF ALL HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AT THIS SAD TIME.

Kim Farris

November 23, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I wish I could be there but I am in Nashville with my sister which has been battling cancer and it has come back and she is not doing well. Please know I’m thinking of you and wish I could be there. I will be there in thought and prayers.
Kim Farris

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Biography

Bryan, Charles Donald, 71, passed away November 21, 2019.
He graduated class of 1965 from Bishop David high school, where he played baseball and football. He graduated class of 1969 from Bellarmine College. Don worked his way through college at Bellarmine as well as playing baseball and intermural basketball. He was a first responder with Shively Fire Department and radio dispatcher for the Shively Police Department.
Out of college, he worked for Sears as a reserve group manager and later was store manager for Zayre on Dixie Highway. Don went on to become regional loss prevention manager for Ames Department Stores and later traveled to Savannah, Georgia to be store manager at Service Merchandise. Later in his career, he became an Optician retail sales manager at Korrect Optical and worked at the VA Medical Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky for Korrect Optical until his retirement in 2014.
Don was a proud Markers Mark Ambassador and Kentucky Colonel Member. He was also a member of the Jaycees in Wisconsin as well as an active member of the booster club and PTA at St. Athanasius Parrish from 1978-1989.
Most of all, Don will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather and son that loved to travel the world and enjoyed playing golf. He also enjoyed watching and coaching his kids and grandkids in many sports.