Funeral services for James Franklin Bryan, Jr., 89, of Sperry, OK, were held Monday, October 28, 2019 at First Baptist Church in Sperry, OK. Pastor David Payne officiated, and burial was in Rest Haven Cemetery in Sperry, OK. Casket bearers were Chris Bryan, Jaryd Bryan, Brandon Bryan, Katrina Cavin, Bobby Bryan and Whitney Wetzel. Honorary Casket bearers were Sierra Bryan, Rylie Bryan, Will Bryan, Sydney Cavin, Lilah Cavin, Kimber Bryan, Eli Perry and Charlotte Wenzel.
James was born June 13, 1930 in Finley, OK, to James Franklin “Frank”, Sr. and Neoma (Wickersham) Bryan. He passed away October 24, 2019 in Tulsa, OK.
James married Wanda Self on March 25, 1955 in Zafra, OK. James was math teacher for 32 years, with one year at Smithville Public Schools, six years at Colcord Public Schools, four years at Hominy Public Schools and 21 years at Sperry Public Schools. He was also a substitute letter carrier in Sperry for about 19 years. James enjoyed fishing, hunting and working in the garden. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sperry as well as the Sperry Senior Citizens.
He is survived by his wife, Wanda Bryan; sons, Terry Bryan and wife, Aly of Tahlequah, and Craig Bryan of Sperry; grandchildren, Katrina, Jaryd, Whitney, Chris, Brandon and Bobbie; great-grandchildren, Sierra, Will, Kimber, Sydney, Lilah, Eli, Charlotte and Rylie; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Neoma Bryan; father, Frank Bryan; brothers, Sam Bryan and Jerry Bryan; sisters, Ruth Johnston and Lora Tow.
Arrangements and services were entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home, Sperry.
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