Billy G. Bryan
Billy G. Bryan, 82, of Paducah, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at Lourdes hospital.
Billy was a member of Concord United Methodist Church where he was a member of The Methodist Men, Men’s Bible Class and often was a hospital visitor. A 33rd degree Scottish Rite Mason, past Master of Paducah Masonic Lodge 127, and a past District Deputy for the KY Grand Lodge. He was a member of the West KY Consistory and the West KY Scottish Rite Club and a KY Colonel. Billy was a combat veteran of the Korean War where he was awarded two Purple Hearts with Oak Leaf Cluster. A 58 yr member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a long time employee of Southern Textile, Shelton Metrology and Lourdes hospital, where he retired in 1997.
Billy is survived by his wife of 55 years, Virginia Henley Bryan; daughter, Kathy McNichols and husband Keith of West Paducah; daughter, Karen Bryan of Paducah; and grandson, Joshua McNichols of West Paducah; two brothers, Cecil Bryan and wife Doris of Louisville and Jimmy Bryan and wife Joyce of Newburgh, Ind.; two sisters, Margie Stolarczyk of Louisville and Rose Marie Morrison of Jericho; special friend, Barry Doherty, who has been a great help to the family; an aunt, Elsie McDowell of Madisonville; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Flint and Lillie McDowell Bryan.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with the Rev. Earl Dickerson and the Rev. Joel Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Maplelawn Park Cemetery.
The Bryan family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Concord United Methodist Church Building Fund, 5178 Hinkleville Rd., Paducah, KY 42001; and to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100.
You may leave a message of sympathy and light a candle of remembrance at www.milnerandorr.com.