George Larry Bryant


August 15, 1944-April 9, 2019
Family and friends are invited to attend visitation with the family of George Larry Bryant, 74, Gainesville, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 and funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 2019, both at Meador Funeral Home, 1201 E. California St., Gainesville Texas, 76240.
Pall bearers are: Jason "Toad" Harendt; Joe Sicking; Colby Calhoun; Tommy Boaz; Carl "Bo" Miller; James Roe; and honorary pallbearers are
Allen Shelton and Jack McCain (yes that Jack).
George went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family in peace in the early morning hours of April 9, 2019. He was 74 years old.
George was born and raised in Gainesville, Texas and was a lifelong member of Calvary Baptist Church, which he thought of as his home away from home. His life was a living example of hard work, stubbornness, humility, and rock-solid faith in God.
He was a dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather who took great pride in his family. He was a pillar of patience, brevity, and humor. He touched each and every life that he encountered. No unfavorable words have ever been heard regarding George. He was one in a trillion and the last of a dying breed of respectable, honorable old cowboys. He would gladly give you the pearl snap shirt off his back than to see any one of God's creatures struggle or suffer.
He has travelled the United States, done anything and everything for work. He spent the better part of three decades at Texas Trailer Corp. in Gainesville, Texas, where he is undoubtedly one of the most respected and cherished employees in the company's history.
He had a lifelong love affair with chicken fried steak, his scratch-made sourdough biscuits, homemade apricot jalapeno jelly, peach cobbler, and was quite the cook.
He excelled at gardening, herding cattle, driving a tractor, living within his means humbly, telling stories about him and his best friend Jack's exploits, reading every Louis La'Mour book ever written, and the Texas Waltz.
He was preceded in death by his wife Pat Carway-Bryant, brothers Troy Bryant Jr. and David Bryant, and his mother and father, Irene and Troy Bryant Sr.
He is survived by his brothers and sisters Harold & Marynell Bryant of Sulpher Springs Texas, Tamera Bryant of Columbus Ohio, Karen Parkhill of Valley View, Texas, JoEllen Fisher of Gainesville, Texas; his children Cody and Brenda Bryant of Potosi Texas, Kim Barber of Woodbine Texas, Mark and LeAnn Callihan of Valley View, Texas, Mike and Shanna Callihan of Gainesville, Texas, and Terra Greene of Gainesville, Texas.
He has 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends.
He taught them how to weed and till a garden, to always put your tools back where you get them and out of the weather, the proper way to swing a rope to head or heel cattle, to own up to your mistakes, and to be thankful for who and what we have, and to take care of the ones we love.
He lived 1,000 years in the 74 calendar years we all had him because he enjoyed life. He grabbed it by the lapels, kissed it, and swung it back on the dancefloor for another waltz or two-step. His life was full of love, laughter, and light.
He will be sorely missed.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society ( or to The Cowboys Who Care Foundation(
Arrangements are under the direction of Meador Funeral Home, Gainesville.
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Cliff Gibbs and Sharyle Kenney
Apr 15, 2019
George, we will miss you at the dances in Whitesboro and Madill. And especially the jelly's and jam's you occasionally shared. God Bless!
Sam Nichols
Apr 13, 2019
A great friend to him and all The Bryants because we grew up togother best of the best
DeLynn Miller
Apr 13, 2019
It is always hard to lose such a great man but heaven has yet another wonderful Bryant within its ranks
Terry Oscavich
Apr 13, 2019
Though I only had the privilege of knowing George for the 3+ years I worked at Texas Trailer I always found him to be an honorable and decent man. To Mike , Shauna and all of his Texas Tralee family you have my deepest sympathies.
Geneva Banks Wallen
Apr 13, 2019
There is a lot that can be said about George. Underneath his rough tough cowboy exterior was one of the sweetest kindest most generous and compassionate men. This world has lost a rare gem. His friendship has meant so much to me and my family. He will be greatly missed.
Margie Willoughby
Apr 12, 2019
A dear, kind man. White straw and a smile. Good memories to a special family. God bless,
Apr 12, 2019
Dora Ward
Apr 11, 2019
I've known George since I was 12 years old and joined Calvary Baptist. He was always such a great guy..I have a lot of respect for him and his whole family. RIP can dance for our Lord.
Lora Eggenberger Hermes
Apr 11, 2019
I am so sorry to hear that George has passed on. He was a great neighbor and would sure help you out when needed. I will always remember his smile and chuckle.
My thoughts and prayers to the family.
Dan Martin
Apr 11, 2019
Special prayers for your family! I am an old classmate of Harold's.
Michelle Swartzbaugh
Apr 11, 2019
He will be missed. I will always remember him dancing with Grandma at last years family reunion.
Kathleen Thompson
Apr 11, 2019
My condolences to all those who loved George Bryant. He sounds like a wonderful person, and I know he'll be missed.
Gilbert Rainey
Apr 11, 2019
Harold, Marynell and all your family. Jan and I are saddened by your brother, George's death. We will be in prayer for you and all your family.

We pray God's peace will abide on you and your family.

Gilbert and Jan
Joi Bellamy
Apr 11, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss. He sounds like an incredibly wonderful man!!
Debra Bentley
Apr 11, 2019
Spectacular example of a fully rounded loving, hard working, kind, sweet, gentle man. 💞
Brenda & Randy Jenkins
Apr 11, 2019
He was a gentle giant. He will be missed
Marcie Hammers
Apr 10, 2019
We are missing you Mr George and will until the Great Reunion - Ride on..........
JoAnn Holland
Apr 10, 2019
So sorry Mandy & Rylie for your loss!
Brad Taylor and family
Apr 10, 2019
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.

Louis L'Amour
American novelist

Kim, Amber, Dusty, Tater-bug, and Tristan y'all are in our thoughts and prayers! Love y'all!!
Rick and Mary Bennett
Apr 10, 2019
I am not gone”
I am in the air, I move like the wind.
I am not gone.
I am in the light, I shine like the sun.
I am not gone.
I am like shadows, I hide in darkness.
I am not gone.
I ride the waves of oceans.
I am not gone.
I walk in fields, forests and mountains.
I am not gone
I rest in the hands of God.
I am not gone.

Rick Allen Bennett
Walter Chance
Apr 10, 2019
So sorry to hear of George's passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pat (Pearson)Ownbey
Apr 10, 2019
So sorry for the loss of a very good man. My prayers are with you all to find peace in knowing no more pain for him and he’s in the presents of our Lord. Love Pat