Eldwin Bryant, 61, of Kinta, OK passed away, Tuesday, January 27, 2015 in Ft. Smith, AR. He was born January 3, 1954 in McAlester, OK to Frank & Loeta (Powell) Bryant. Eldwin worked at local coal mines many years before going to work at Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific in the shipping department. Although he had been unable to work since February 2014, he officially retired in November 2014 due to a prolonged illness.
Survivors include his wife, Dawn, of the home; his daughters, Megan Morrow and husband, Will of Muskogee, OK; Tori Smith and husband Joseph of Whitefield, OK; Ashley Harris and husband Daniel of Hartford, AR; one son, Seth Bryant of the home; mother, Loeta Bryant of Kinta, OK; father, Frank Bryant and wife, Aleta of Kinta, OK; grandchildren Keaton, Kerstin and Kilee Morrow of Muskogee, OK; Gunnur Bryant, Brittany and Mia Smith of Whitefield, OK; Brandon Nicholson, Grace, Gauge, Malachi, Rachel, and Dannie Harris of Hartford, AR; sister, Diann Henson of Poteau, OK; numerous aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins, other relatives, loved ones and many, many friends.
A Celebration of Life Service will be at 2 pm, Friday, January 30, 2015 at Stigler First Baptist Church with Pastor Daniel Milligan & Gene Murray officiating.
PALLBEARERS will be William Morrow, Joseph Smith, Daniel Harris, Brad Carpenter, Bentley Carpenter, Phillip Healy. HONORARY PALLBEARERS will be Wayne Jones, Tom Shelton, C.B. Coplen, Jimmy Echelle, John Gilmer, Ralph Carpenter, Steve Woodson
In lieu of flowers, Eldwin requested that donations be made to the church building fund.