John Robert “Bob” Bryant

April 23, 1947 ‒ December 15, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio

John Robert Bryant, age 73, peacefully passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at his Mansfield home surrounded by his family.

Bob was born April 23, 1947, in Fredericktown, Ohio, the son of Max & Leona Bryant. He graduated from Fredericktown High School where he played football and met cheerleader Eva Lynne Diehl. The pair married, April 25, 1969, at First Baptist Church in Fredericktown.

Bob had a dairy farm in Fredericktown, Ohio until 1992 when he and Lynne moved to the Mansfield area.  He spent the rest of his days as a dairy nutritionist and started Performance Feed & Seeds with his son, Jason.  He always had a love and passion for dairy cattle and for horses and spent the last 10 years operating his 10 acre horse farm.  Bob was a people-person who could start a conversation with anyone. He had an easygoing nature and was well-liked by all who met him. He will be remembered for his kind heart and big smile.

He and Lynne spent years traveling and was blessed to see some beautiful parts of America on their road trips. Above all, Bob was a proud grandfather and enjoyed being “PawPaw” to three boys and three girls.  He loved to watch the girls’ show their fair animals and the boys compete in sports.

He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Jamie & Elisa Bryant of Mansfield and Jason & Haley Bryant of Ashland; his grandchildren whom he loved very much: Luke, Jacob, Joshua, Brylyn, Addilyn, and Hayden Bryant.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Lynne Bryant.

Although no public service will be held in Bob’s memory, his family hopes you will remember him in your own special way. A celebration of life service will be planned to honor Bob & Lynne in 2021. Contributions in Bob’s memory may be sent to Fredericktown FFA, 111 Stadium Dr, Fredericktown, OH 43019.

Snyder Funeral Homes, Lexington Avenue Chapel is honored to serve the Bryant family. To send an online condolence to the family or share a memory of Bob, visit

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  • Jamie & Jason,
    It has to be tough to loose both parents in such a short time! Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families. My memories of your Dad are FFA related. He was always willing to put together some judging classes to train our FFA Dairy Teams. He let the ag students come out to the barn and try their hand at “passing the rod” in AI training. Then there was our trip to Chicago and we got stuck in the elevator and Bob had claustrophobia and spent an hour on the phone with the 911 dispatcher. I know you all have your own favorite memories and cling to them.
    Dan & Barb Humphrey

  • So sorry for your loss. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest Sympathy to the Family!

  • Deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Be proud of what wonderful parents you had.

    Connie (Carter) & Jim Bryant

  • So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. I enjoyed talking with him every time he picked up the boys from my house. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Mrs. Jill

  • We are so sorry for your loss. Bob was a great guy and always left you smiling.he will be missed.

  • Our deepest condolences to all the family.
    We have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Corey and Carrie Oyster
    and family

  • Mr. and Mrs. Bryant have a whole list of lifelong accomplishments, but nothing matters more than the joy and pride they found in their children and GRANDCHILDREN. Their legacy will live on beautifully as you all remember how deeply they loved you.

  • Jamie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    Much love,
    Stacie (Sargent) Rich and family

  • My heart goes out to Jamie, Jason and their families. We have such wonderful, fun memories of when we all were racing our ponies. How proud your folks were of their little boys and the men you have become. Hold fast to the love that surrounds you. Hugs to each of you. Pat Ebersole

  • So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Many many memories of high school hijinks we participated in.
    Seems like yesterday. I know how proud he was of his boys and was a proud farmer.
    He will be missed.
    Dennis Snyder

  • James and Toad. So Sorry for the loss you have had the last quarter of this year. Just remember the good times and how proud they were of you and your families. I got to talk to Bob on the phone for a short while on the 9th of December. We got to have our final Hoop La. Lynne always said the the Show Grumpy Old Men was made for Bob and I. Will always remember the Great Times we had and will Deeply Miss Them. God Bless You All.
    Jeff and Paula Coffing

  • Jamie and Jason
    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss. Your parents were so warm and welcoming when we moved to Fredericktown. I have such fond memories of riding to football games with Bob and Harlan McClelland. The two of them had me laughing the entire way.
    There generosity knew no limits.

  • Bryant Family,
    My heartfelt condolences for the passing of Bob. I remember fondly of the unconditional support he gave me as a Freddie Coach. He truly loved life and brought happiness and a welcome smile whenever he was around. He was loyal to a fault and will be missed by many.

  • Dear Jamie & Jason & Families –
    Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you as you adjust to the loss of both parents within a short amount of time. Reminisce and reflect on the many happy memories you had with them.

    Bill & Jan Mast

  • So sorry to hear this news, the obit perfectly captured the Bob we knew. We have a great memory of Bob hosting 20 of our great New Jersey friends in 1987 who wanted to see a farming operation. Bob educated us on the business of dairy farming, including teaching everyone how to hand milk a cow! Everyone fell in love with Bob and the city slickers went home with a new respect for what it takes to be a farmer and no longer take for granted the carton of milk they pick up at the store. Rest in Peace, Bob, you had a life well lived. – Roger & Jeannine Davis

  • Jason and Jamie,

    I can not put in to words what Bob meant to me.
    The friendship and countless memories our families shared are priceless. Bob is one of the strongest and most resilient men I ever met. His heart was filled with grit, love and stone cold determination. He could always find a way to make us all laugh. He was so proud of you boys.

    Rest is Peace Bobby

    Rob McClelland