Walter Warden Bryan, 90, Parsons, died Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at the Parsons Good Samaritan Society. He had been in failing health.
He was born Jan. 18, 1920, in Neodesha to Charles Elmer and Sarah Mahala Dowty Bryan. He attended school in Neodesha and served in the Construction Battalion of the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He was employed with Standard Oil as a pipefitter for 27 years.
He attended the Bethel Church of God in Neodesha.
He and Jessie June Tafoya were married April 5, 1941, in Cherryvale. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Bryan, Thayer, and Frances McGinnes, Parsons; 13 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Leroy Bryan, Neodesha; and a sister, Freda Grace, Independence, Mo.
He was preceded in death by a son, Walter Lee Bryan; a daughter, Delores June Cohee; and three brothers, Elmer, Kenny and Harold Bryan.
Funeral will be 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Church of God in Neodesha. Burial will be in Shelly Cemetery near Neodesha under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.