PADUCAH, Ky. - Billy G. Bryan, 82, of Paducah, KY passed away at 10:35 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Lourdes Hospital. Billy was a member of Concord United Methodist Church where he was a member of The Methodist Men, Men’s Bible Class and often was a hospital visitor. A 33 degree Scottish Rite Mason , past Master of Paducah Masonic Lodge 127 and a past District Deputy for the KY Grand Lodge. He was a member of the West KY Consistory and the West KY Scottish Rite Club and a KY Colonel. Billy was a combat Veteran of the Korean War where he was awarded two Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster. A 58 yr member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a long time employee of Southern Textile, Shelton Metrology and Lourdes Hospital, where he retired in 1997.
Billy is survived by his wife of 55 yrs., Virginia Henley Bryan; daughter, Kathy McNichols and husband Keith of West Paducah; daughter Karen Bryan of Paducah and grandson Joshua McNichols of West Paducah; two brothers, Cecil Bryan and wife Doris of Louisville, KY, Jimmy Bryan and wife Joyce of Newburgh, IN; two sisters, Margie Stolarczyk of Louisville, KY, Rose Marie Morrison of Jericho, KY; special friend, Barry Doherty, who has been a great help to the family; an aunt, Elsie McDowell of Madisonville, KY; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Flint and Lillie McDowell Bryan.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Earl Dickerson and Rev. Joel Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
The Bryan family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Masonic services will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Concord United Methodist Church Building Fun: 5178 Hinkleville Rd. Paducah, KY 42001 and to Lourdes Hospice: PO Box 7100 Paducah, KY 42002-7100
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle of remembrance at www.minlerandorr.com
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