Larry Wayne Bryant

December 12, 1948November 17, 2020
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Larry Wayne Bryant passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born on December 12, 1948 to John Paul Bryant and Lyndall Bryant. Larry was tough, an instigator, the epitome of "helicopter Grandpa", and an overall big kid. He laughed at his own comments and jokes even when nobody else thought they were funny. Those who knew Larry would understand that he always said exactly what was on his mind. He showed his love by giving you a gag-gift, roasting you, or offering you some homemade ice cream when you came to his house.

In his earlier years, Larry served his country in the United States Marine Corp and then joined the Houston Police Department on June 12, 1972, as a member of Academy class #55. During his 32 year career, he was assigned to the North Division and the Southwest Division. He retired on May 8, 2004.

Larry married his wife Deborah K. Bryant on October 17, 1974. They were married for 46 years. During that time, they built a wonderful life together. Larry supported his children in every way possible. In the earlier years, you would find him coaching and teaching them baseball. In the later years, he mentored his boys on fixing cars and building things. Larry could do anything he set his mind to. He could fix, build, take apart, or put together anything he touched.

He enjoyed his retirement where he was able to spend many hours at the dog track. You would always hear him talking about the "dogs". He was able to continue his love of baseball through coaching and mentoring his grandchildren on the baseball field. You would always know he was there because his voice would always be heard. He came to every game and sat in right field or behind home plate, cheering when they did something right. He would also say exactly what he thought when things didn't go the way he thought they should.

Larry lived his life well and left a legacy and opportunity to carry on his name and memory. Larry is survived in death by his wife Deborah; son Derek and wife Amanda Bryant, grandsons Preston and Corbin; son Michael Bryant and wife Candace Bryant, granddaughter Emree, grandsons Jaxon and Mason; daughter Stephanie Bryant; brother J.C. and wife Mira, brother Gerald and wife Sandy; and many nieces, nephews, and other beloved family.


  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, November 22, 2020


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Dixie Latham

November 24, 2020

Debbie, Derrick, and Michael ..
I am so very sorry to hear of Larry's passing. He was the nicest man. He was always at the ball park cheering on the boys and their friends. Cash and I have some of fondest memories of Larry. Fly high with the Angels Larry and know that you were loved by so many. Debbie, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Derrick and Michael your dad will live on forever in your hearts and cherished memories.

Stephanie Curry

November 22, 2020

Debbie, Michael and Derek~
We were sorry to hear about the passing of Larry ~ and our hearts are breaking for you. We all had great times at the ball fields and miss those times but are thankful for all the memories we made with you all. I know that we have all been away for a while now but that does not erase the memories we made. I hope all the memories that you all have made as a family will stay with you forever. May God bless you all and hold you in his arms through this journey. "Prayers and Love to you All"
Mike and Stephanie Curry

Mike Johnson

November 22, 2020

My condolences to Larry’s family. Larry was a great guy. He will be missed.

Madison Martinez

November 22, 2020

Praying for the whole family in this difficult season. Sending our love and will be here if you all need anything.

Susan Anderson

November 22, 2020

We are thinking and praying for you, Debbie, and all of the family these very difficult days. We know Larry was a very wonderful man, and he will be very missed. God give you strength.
Love, Susan & Rick Anderson

Ann Klinar

November 21, 2020

Dearest Debbie and Derek and Michael,

Wishing you all wonderful memories of Larry to hold close to your hearts.

My sincerest sympathy to you all. He will be missed by all who knew him.

love, Ann Klinar

Lissa Gibson

November 21, 2020

To my precious Debbie and all the Bryant family ,
My deepest condolences to all of you, I’m praying God’s love and comfort sustain you through this most difficult time in your lives.
Love, Lissa Gibson

Angelina Wallace

November 20, 2020

Derek, may peace and comfort find you during this difficult time. I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Wallace Family

Brent Wilson

November 20, 2020

May God welcome your Dad into the gates of Heaven with open arms. Take comfort in knowing that you will see him again.

The Wilson Family

Jerry Bryant

November 19, 2020

Larry was my uncle, the youngest of 3 brothers. He was the "rebellious" one....driving motor cycles, fast cars etc. He raised 2 great kids and had a wonderful wife, Debbie.
I remember me, him and My dad on a trip to Vegas...many, many years ago...I also remember how much Larry loved going out to the Dog track in his later years...just like his Dad did.
I remember Larry getting me on a motorcycle when I was very young, the only time since I have been one one.
I still remember that Picture of a very slim Larry in his Military attire, hanging on my grandparents wall....they were so proud of him.
I remember Larry using his pull at HPD...the get me out of many "tough spots".
I loved, and respected Larry...and will miss him, as will all that knew him.
Rest in Peace..


PaPaw and Preston enjoying a little ride


PaPaw and Preston