Neville H Bryant has always been a fighter for what he believes in. He
joined the Navy shortly after Pearl Harbor, determined to do his share
in the war, and he did.
Neville served on the SS Stephen Hopkins, the SS George V Pullman, the
SS Cape Thomas Corwin and the SS Lincoln Victory.
Neville Bryant lived in Abilene, Texas with his lovely wife, Betty.
Neville Bryant was truly one of the unsung heroes of World War II.
Abilene Reporter-News 2/07/2002
NEVILLE H. BRYANT
Neville H. Bryant, 77, passed away at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 5, 2002,
at Hendrick Hospice Care after a long battle with cancer. Graveside services
with military honors, will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, at Clyde Cemetery
under the direction of Abilene Funeral Home, 3349 N. 12th St., with Joe K.
Welsh, Chaplain of Hendrick Hospice Care officiating.
Mr. Bryant was born March 17, 1924, in Alba, TX. He was the son of the late
Lawrence and Elsie Bryant. He married Betty Tate on Dec. 5, 1942, in Albany,
TX. Neville retired from the City of Abilene as Chief Plumbing Inspector and
had served as President of the Plumbing Inspectors of Texas Assn. in 1986.
He served in the Pacific and Atlantic with the Navy Armed Guard during World
War II and was a life member of V.F.W. Post 2012.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Betty Tate Bryant; a daughter,
Nevillyn Kaye Crippen of Abilene; a son and daughter-in- law, Danny and
Julie Bryant of Abilene; two sisters, Laverne Crew of Spring, TX and Jody
Datel of Dayton, TX; eight grandchildren;15 great-grandchildren; and his
little dog, Two.
His parents, brothers, Arville and Eulas Bryant and sister, Cozette Leach
preceded him in death.
Neville loved all animals and the outdoors and was an avid hunter and
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