Robert L Bryan

1945 – 2021

Robert “Bob” Bryan, age 76, of Edwardsville and formerly of Carlyle, died at Anderson Hospital in Maryville on Tuesday, November 30th, 2021.

Bob was born in California on March 28th, 1945, to the late Lowell and Eugena (Davis) Bryan. He married Kathleen Bryk on November 28th, 1970, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle.

Bob is survived by his wife, Kathleen Bryan; their three children, LeAnn (Robert Jr.) Harris of Edwardsville, Kristina Bryan of Edwardsville, Bradley (Dana) Bryan of St. Charles, MO; his grandchildren, Robert “Trè” Harris III, Jordan Harris, Sydney Harris, Kylie Bryan, Brooklyn Bryan, and Mia Bryan; great grandchildren, Robert “Beaux” Harris IV, Kapri Harris; and his two brothers, Wade (Diane) Johnson of Centralia and Tommy (Sandy) Bryan of Walnut Hill. He was preceded in death by his father, Lowell Bryan; his mother, Eugena York; his mother-and father-in-law, Emil and Virginia Bryk; his brother and sister-in-law, Billy Bryan and wife Sharon.

Bob could often be found working in his garage, whether he was fixing something or just tinkering on little projects.  He dedicated much of his time with his family and following their basketball careers.  Bob proudly served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the Goldsmith Terry VFW Post 3523, Carlyle and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Bob worked in maintenance at Kaskaskia College for 31 years, and after his retirement he worked at the Carlyle Nursing Home for 10 years.