William C. “Willy” Bryant

July 15, 1944 ‒ December 19, 2015

Fredericktown, Ohio

William C. “Willy” Bryant Sr., age 71, of Bryant Road, Fredericktown, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at his residence in Florida. He was born on July 15, 1944 in Mount Vernon, Ohio the son of Max and Leona (Robinson) Bryant. Willy was a 1962 graduate of Fredericktown High School and attended The Ohio State University. Willy was a farmer by trade, but he also owned and operated J & R Spraying.

Willy was an admirer and owner of Percheron horses, but more important to him than anything else was his family. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He is survived by his wife, Cathy (McKenzie) Bryant, whom he married on December 28, 1968, his children, William “Bill” Bryant Jr. of Fredericktown and his son Sean Bryant, Bruce (Tiffany) Bryant of Grove City and his children, Braxton, Brenner and Blake Bryant, Ann (Tom) Algire of Fredericktown and her children, Kennedy and Kellen Algire and Amy (Jack) Boyd of Mount Vernon and her son, Max Boyd.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may call on Monday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown, 33 E. College Street, Fredericktown, Ohio 43019 where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday beginning at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Chesterville.

Memorial contributions in Willy’s name may be made to the Knox County 4-H Development / OSU, PO Box 1268, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

To share a memory or leave a condolence for the family, visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

The Snyder Funeral Home of Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of William C. “Willy” Bryant Sr.

  • So sorry to hear about Willy. Always like talking to him at the Buckeye Bash at Ashcraft’s. Will miss him! The whole family has our deepest Sympathy! Thinking of all you at this difficult time.

  • Cathy, as you know we are very saddened to hear about Bill. We will miss his friendship, humor, laugh, sage advice, and straight forward attitude toward life. No one can say Bill did not live life the way he wanted to. You did not have to be around him long before you knew what he loved most in life – his family. Give all the kids and grandkids a hug for us. You know you have our most sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Also know you can count of us for anything you need.

    Chris & Nicki

  • We just learned of Willys passing and are sorry to hear it. We extend our sympathy, love and prayers.

  • So very sorry to hear of Willy’s passing. It makes it even more difficult because of being so close to Christmas. Praying for peace and comfort for all of you in the days and months ahead. God bless.

  • Tiffany I am so sorry for your loss please know that y you & your family are in my thoughts and prayers

  • So sorry for your loss Kathy. My thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. A huge hug. Love candy Conant.

  • Bryant family,
    William’s passing has brought to mind so many wonderful memories from long ago but seem like only yesterday. My sisters and I spent lots of time with Max, Leona, William and Bob almost growing up as brothers and sisters instead of cousins. Those were special times which fill my heart with joy from their existence. Words can not take away your sorrow but you will always have your memories. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you peace. Diana and John

  • Bryant Family-
    We were so sorry to hear about Willy’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Catchy.and kids, lam so so sorry to hear of willy’s passing, one of the brother’s I never had, I grew up working with willy, from the time I was big enough to drive a tractor, milking cows.it was not all work as we had time to play also.the last few years was spent enjoying the fruits of our labor’s, talking about old times and enjoying life. Sadly missed but never forgotten, John

  • Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. We looked forward to Monday mornings every 3 weeks during the summer when Bill would pull in with his spraying equipment. We have missed him, with his smile and happy approach to life, but have enjoyed meeting Ann and keeping up on your family happenings. May you find comfort in good memories. You are in our prayers.
    Jim & Lora Sheffield

  • Cathy & family, it’s been awhile since we last ran into each other. We were sorry to learn of Bill’s passing. and and extend our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

    Steve & Cindy Bouton

  • We were saddened to hear of William’s passing. I know this is a very difficult time for your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Dan & Norma

  • We feel so blessed that we got to visit with Bill this fall. It had been many years since we had seen him and sure did miss him! Bill always had a story and always had a smile. We have so many memories that bring a smile to us. It’s always nice to do business with someone who we consider to be a friend.

    Many thoughts of sympathy go out to you today. Our prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. May God’s peace be with you.

    Larry & Lynn Piar

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Never realized we shared the same birthday (Linda), only I am a year older. We had the big beautiful Percheron horses in common also.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We are sorry for your loss. Remember and cherish the great times.

    Meddock Family

  • Cathy, Bill, Bruce, Ann, Amy and families,

    So sorry, please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Lori (Litzenberg) Houck and family

  • Cathy & Family,
    We are saddened to learn of your family’s loss. May the memories made through the years bring comfort in the days ahead. Our thoughts are with you during this time of sorrow.

  • Cathy & Family,
    On behalf of the entire membership of the Ohio Shropshire Breeders’ Association, we extend our sincere sympathy. May knowing that many friends are thinking of your family during this time of sorrow bring you comfort in the days ahead.

  • Bruce and family,
    Please know that we are thinking about you all and are praying for peace for your family. We are sorry to learn about the loss of your father.
    Prayers of comfort and sympathy for you all,
    With love,
    Kevin and Jennifer Tomes

  • Cathy,

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He was the sweetest man. Don’t ask me why, but something drew me to him from the very moment I started at the post office in Chesterville. He held a special place in my heart and it saddens me to know I will not see him again on this earth. Please let me know if I can be of any help….I will be praying for you and your family.


  • Cathy, you and grandpa have been like family to me and I’ll always be thankful for that. Prayers to you all

  • We are so sorry to hear of Willy’s passing. Please accept our condolences and know that we are lift you and your family up in prayer, Cathy.

    Lisa and Jim Tharp