Ross Hollywood Chapel

4733 Ne Thompson St, Portland, OR


Larry C. Brant

February 21, 1953September 11, 2019

Larry C. Brant was born in Portland, Oregon on February 21, 1953 to the late John D. Brant and Essie B. Brant.

He was educated in the Portland Public Schools System and attended Jefferson High School.

Larry was employed by Tri-Met for 24 years where he achieved Grand Master Operator in 2014. Often, he conducted daily prayer with fellow employees. He recently retired on April 29, 2019 and enjoyed a festive retirement celebration.

He was a man of faith who loved the Lord and was very active in church ministry serving as a Security, Greeter, Cell Leader and Life Group Leader, Door Keeper, and filled in other ministries such as driving the bus for youth programs.

Larry’s hobbies included fishing, socializing, and cooking popular dishes like spaghetti, chili, and hog head cheese.

He had an amazing smile and never met a stranger. He had the gift of gab and greeted everyone as if he’d known them for years.

Larry is survived by his wife, Carmen Brant; children, Cheree, Selena (Jeremie), Tina, Andrew (Arlita), and Jolene (Nick); siblings, Betty, John, Mary, Debra, and Anthony; mother-in-law, Grisell Cassidy; grandkids, Patrisha, Andre’, Mahogany, Brandon, Bakari, Blake, Joy, Deshon, and Anthony; great grandkids, Jeremiah, Danny, Aidan, Josiah, and Saige; and a host of nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Thursday, September 19, 2019
  • Homegoing Service Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, September 20, 2019


Larry C. Brant

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Ramon Torres

September 21, 2019

My heart and prayers go out to everyone.
To my sister: He isn’t gone. He is still here and will always be here. He IS a great man and you ARE a great woman. It was a pleasure and an honor to have met his acquaintance.

Much love big Sis,
Ramon Torres

Shelly Benzmiller

September 20, 2019

Larry was indeed a very kind man & did not know a stranger. I hope you rest peacefully friend. Carmen, Cheree & family - please accept my condolences for your loss. I hope your faith & memories will help you through this difficult time.

Magan Byrd

September 17, 2019

Larry- all I can say is what you always said to me "God Bless You." You will always be a favorite person to talk with you brightened my day every time I talked with you. I know you are with Jesus and he welcomed you into heaven with open arms smiling and saying " welcome home son, and well done." Larry you loved people so well. I hope I can carry Jesus love the way you did here on earth. Carmen- may the Lord be close to you and love you during this time. I hope you and your family find comfort and peace. My deepest sympathy to you. Magan Byrd

Ann Majekodunmi

September 14, 2019

My condolences to the Brant Family. May you be comforted by Gods Promises.