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R.L. "Butch" Bryan, 1934-2012

TULIA—R.L. “Butch” Bryan, 77, of Tulia died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, in Lubbock.

Services were held on Friday, Aug. 17, in First Baptist Church with the Rev. Jason Stone, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery with arrangements are by Kornerstone Funeral Directors of Tulia.

Mr. Bryan was born Sept. 13, 1934, in Amarillo to Gene C. and Bessie Bryan. He moved with his family to Tulia, where he graduated from Tulia High School in 1953. In 1954, he married Gloria Goodwin, and they raised three children in Tulia. After spending many years farming with his family and working in the grocery store business, he worked as a cashier and loan officer for First State Bank in Tulia. He later managed the Production Credit Association office in Tulia.

After retirement, he enjoyed playing golf, perfecting his cooking recipes and spending time with family. Mr. Bryan was a member of Tulia Lions Club for many years. He was a board member for Tule Lake Golf Club and Tulia Satellite Work Center. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Tulia, where he taught Sunday school classes and assisted with department records.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters, Jean Busick and husband Kenneth, Tommie Garoutte and husband Virgil and Jo Schafer and husband Delmer.
Survivors include his wife, Gloria of Lubbock; a brother, Garnett Bryan and wife Cheryl of Amarillo; a sister, Katy Darnell and husband Rex of Panhandle; three children, Regina Emmitt and husband John of Austin, Barbara Young and husband Johnny of Lubbock and Robert Bryan and wife Lynne of Nacogdoches; six grandchildren, Jennifer Kidd and husband Brandon of Lubbock, Jaclyn Kelso and husband Cody and Erin Emmitt, all of Austin, and Kristin Bryan, Shelby Bryan and Valerie Cole, all of Nacogdoches; and a great-grandson, Weston Kidd of Lubbock.

The family suggests memorials be to Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090 or online at www.alz. org; Senior Citizens Center, 619 S.E. Second St., Tulia, TX 79088; or a favorite charity.

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