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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Honoring Those Who Served


 Whit C. Bryan

     Whit Criswell Bryan of the 4800 block of Frostburg Lane died August 22, 2001 in a Norfolk hospital.  Mr. Bryan was the husband of Elizabeth “Betty” M. Bryan and the son of the late Redic Bryan and Myrtie Hairston Bryan.  Born in Seymour, TX on December 21, 1920, he lived in Borger, TX before joining the U.S. Navy in 1940.  A Chief Petty Officer (HMC), he was a veteran of three wars and a Pearl Harbor survivor. In 1967 he served with the 3rd Marine Division in Vietnam.  He retired from the Navy in 1969 and worked twelve years as a Unit Coordinator for Norfolk General Hospital. After retiring from the hospital he delivered flowers for Farm Fresh stores.
     Mr. Bryan was a member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch #99.  He faithfully attended Haygood United Methodist Church and was a member of the JOY Sunday School Class and the United Methodist Men. 
     Besides his wife, he is survived by his son, Richard T. Bryan of Norfolk; his three daughters, Diana B. Quinn and her husband William J. Quinn of Virginia Beach, Carol Trujillo of Santa Clara, CA, and Martha Campbell and her husband Fred Campbell of Santa Rosa, CA; eight grandchildren, Paul L. Rigg of Winter Park, FL, Jason A. Bryan of Norfolk, Emily M. Quinn and William J. Quinn of Virginia Beach, Donna Medeiros of San Jose, CA, Steven Medeiros of Sunnyvale, CA, Jason Trujillo of Spring Hill, FL, and Nicholas Trujillo of Ft. Leonardwood, MO; five great-grandchildren and a niece Jacqueline Skinner of Denver, CO.  He was preceded in death by his three sisters, Marie Bryan, DeRay Bryan, and Willa Mae Dudley, and his brother, Hairston A. Bryan.
     A funeral service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Haygood United Methodist Church, 4713 Haygood Road, Virginia Beach by Dr. Donald H. Traylor.  Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  Family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday at Holloman-Brown Funeral Home, Bayside Chapel. Memorials may be made to Haygood United Methodist Church.


In Rome, early 1960s. 


Camp Lejeune, NC 1966



Vietnam 1967


At Retirement 1969
A Pearl Harbor Survivor


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