Robert "Maynard" Bryan

Born: Tue., Feb. 6, 1940
Died: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Feb. 09, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Fri., Feb. 09, 2018
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

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Robert “Maynard” Bryan, 77 of Willow Hill, IL passed away on Sunday February 4, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

He was born in Louisville, IL on February 6, 1940 to Charles Wayne Bryan and Goldie Mae (Sparks) Bryan, at six days old Ethel Spohn became his foster mother. On May 16, 1958 he married Betty Lou Wendel, who preceded him in death on October 11, 2011.

Maynard worked at Briggs Pottery in Robinson, IL in quality control for 40 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Hunt City Congregational Christian Church, attended school in Oblong and Newton. He loved to travel with Betty, especially to Branson, MO. He enjoyed Go Karts, watching NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Jr., fishing and watching the geese on his pond with the grandchildren and operating his H.O. Trains.

He is survived by two sons Robert Allen Bryan, Olney, IL, Kevin and Penny Bryan, Paris, IL; three daughters Rhonda and Mark Spitzer, Dietrich, IL, Kimberly and Greg Allard, Noble, IL and Katharina and Rod Levitt, Crawfordsville, IN; twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  Maynard is also survived by a brother and sister-in-law Fred and Mary Bryan, Shipman, IL; three sisters Nina Marie Etter, Oklahoma, Anna Belle Eller, Colorado , and Viola May Nurmi, Michigan, along with several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, granddaughter Erica Spitzer and several brothers and sisters.

Celebration of Maynard’s Life will be held at 11:00 am Friday February 9, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 am until time of service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Mound Cemetery with envelopes available at the funeral home or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449.

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Michele norton pearce
   Posted Tue February 06, 2018
I am jimmy norton’s Bryan daughter. We would like to offer our condolences to my dads brother. Hope to connect with your children
RIP Uncle Maynard

Brad and Vickie Kessler
   Posted Wed February 07, 2018
Kim and Family, So sorry to hear of your Dads passing, Thoughts and Prayers to the entire Family.

Karen Bryan Farmer
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of uncle Maynard passing. If mom and dad (Fred and Mary) were in better health we would have been at the services. Maynard was the helpful one to the other siblings in their later years. He was a good man and will be missed by many. My condolences and prayers to the cousins whom I have unfortunately lost contact with over the years.

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