Dennis Gene Bryan
Dennis Gene Bryan, 61, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017 in Dallas. Memorial services will be held Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church in Graham under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
Denny was born September 16, 1955 to the late Dr. John Manly and Joanne Lotz Bryan in Washington D.C. The Bryan family moved to Canyon, TX in 1956 where Denny graduated Canyon High School and continued his education by graduating from West Texas A&M University. Denny was the principle agent and owner of Bryan Insurance Agency for over 35 years.
Denny was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Graham where he sang of his love for the Lord in the choir and the men’s group New Ground. He was involved in the FBC Building program and his favorite time of year was participating in The Living Christmas Tree, put on by the FBC. Denny was a member of the Graham Rotary Club, Combined Agents of America, and he worked with Boley Featherstone Agency of Wichita Falls to develop the North Texas Oil and Gas Association Insurance Program which is now The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Denny was also on the board of the Graham Economic Development Corporation. Denny loved spending time at his home on Possum Kingdom Lake surrounded by family and friends, showing them age was nothing but a number when it came to a 50 ft. slip n’ slide, he was the king. Denny Bryan was a one of a kind man who showed everyone he met compassion and generosity.
Denny married Mary Leanne Bayless on February 23, 2002 in Graham, TX. The two combined had four children; Bradley Allen Bryan, Ashley Anne Bryan, Colby John Oates, and Abbott Alice Oates.
Survivors include: wife, Leanne Bryan of Graham; brother, Jay Bryan and wife Susan of Pentwater, MI; son, Bradley Bryan of Graham; son, Colby Oates and wife Amanda of Fritch; daughter, Ashley Bryan of Wichita Falls; daughter, Abbott Oates of Doylestown, Penn.; cousin, Craig Bryan and wife Vicki of Amarillo and their children Ricca Patterson and husband Ryan of Dallas, and Elissa Bryan of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Hunter and Alexa of Wichita Falls and Addalyn Jaye of Fritch.
Visitation will be held at Morrison Funeral Home Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to The Vasculitis Foundation (http://www.vasculitisfoundation.org/), Leukemia Research Foundation (http://www.allbloodcancers.org/), or the charity of your choosing.