Ralph Glendon Bryant, 88 years old, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend to many, went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 28, 2017. He entered this world on September 22, 1928 in Farmington, Maine, born to Harland and Marie Bryant.
Ralph was a faithful member of St. Isidore Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He retired from the United States Airforce after 20 years of service. Ralph later retired from the Asbestos Workers Local 53.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Audrey Rita Normand Bryant; 1 son, Barry Bryant; 5 daughters, Karen Bryant Wall and husband Rudy, Elaine Bryant, Cindy Bryant Holmes, Theresa Bryant Aguillard and fiancé James T. Richard, and Diane Bryant Lyons and husband Scott; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Norma Smith and husband Tom; and his brother, Harland Bryant and wife Evelyn; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ralph is preceded in death by his parents, Harland and Marie Bisbee Bryant; 2 brothers, Darryl Bryant and Malcom Bryant.
Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for the visitation on Friday, September 22, 2017 at Baker Funeral Home, 6401 Groom Road, Baker, from 10:00 a.m. until the rosary service at 11:30 a.m. The memorial service will follow at 12:00 p.m. officiated by Deacon Shelley Joseph.
The graveside service with military honors will follow at the Louisiana National Cemetery, 303 W. Mt Pleasant Zachary Road, Zachary.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.bakerfuneralhomeonline.com
Please accept our deepest condolences.,am sure Uncle Ralph is with his Mother and two brothers Maxwell and Darrell. Love Elinor and Allen.
Elinor Bryanr KnishNavarre, OH
Kyle - my thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. Just know that your grandfather is now watching over all of you in a way he never could and he will live on forever in your hearts. Celebrate his long and wonderful life.
Rhondi OrgeronGonzales, LA
We are so sorrry to see Uncle Ralph go, but we have such wonderful memories of him for all of us. We express our deepest sympathies to Aunt Audrey and the family for a great loss. Uncle Ralph was always one of my favorite uncles and he never failed to make us laugh. We will always remember him and we are praying for comfort and peace during this transition for the family. Love and hugs to you all.
Bryan and Bridgette Klinchuch
Little B, Joey and Renee
Bridgette KlinchuchSandy, UT
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to family and friends. May all your good memories outweigh your sadness during this difficult time. (Isaiah 25:8)
Chris CFlint, MI
Sorry for your loss, Ralph was always smiling and in a great mood!! That's saying a lot considering all those girls!!! Had to be one tuff dude, I always think about when I went to Maine to work and visited Ralph's cousin and we would go out for dinner on Sundays and then he would play poka on a organ , seemed a little crazy at the time but a great memory now of your father and his family in Maine!! Treated me like family when I was a long way from home!! Love y'all
Josh NormandDecatur, AL
Cindy, family, & friends: I'm so sad to hear of your loss. Ralph sounds like a wonderful man, and he will be missed dearly. Keeping y'all in my heart and praying for comfort and peace.
Cindy, Praying for you and your family. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Delores Brown StewartBaton Rouge, LA
Fly High Rap. My PaPa. RIP I will always love you, Daniel Corona
Daniel CoronaClinton, LA
Home Lord,you have called me home,one you truly love,gone now from this earthly dwelling,leaving behind those who mourn. Grant that as we grieve we may hold memory dear,living in hope of your eternal kingdom where you promise to bring us together again.Amen.
Karen and Rudy WallClinton, LA
I never met your Dad Cindy but I know y'all loved him and will miss him. Praying for you and your family for peace. Love ya Cindy.
Wayne and Kathy EvansWatson, LA
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Bryant
family. I met this fine man and gentlemen when he was working with my daughter Denise at Baker funeral home. I know he will be missed.
Cynthia DutilAvery Island, LA
My heart is broken for the Bryant family. I loved "Old Ralph" like he was my own family. He was such a good man, co-worker, and friend. May he rest in peace.
Denise and Trey
Denise YorkNew Iberia, LA
Audrey, I'm gonna miss my old buddy "Uncle Ralph". Had good memories of our days working together at the funeral home and his stories of his childhood in Maine. May he rest in peach.
Billy GuidrySlaughter, LA