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Donna OBryant

David Claude O'Bryant

March 18, 1935 - October 24, 2020

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Dr. David Claude O’Bryant, 85, who resided at MacKenzie Place – Colorado Springs for the past six years, passed away peacefully at his brother’s home in Colorado Springs on Saturday, October 24, 2020. David was born March 18, 1935 in Canton, IL to Claude Wesley O’Bryant and Vera Gwendolyn (Gwen) Carpenter. He lived on the O’Bryant family farm in Bryant, IL; as well as Canton; Chicago; Oak Lawn; Champaign; and Urbana, IL; and retired to...  see more
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  • Alex Pappalardo
    For those who do not know me, I'm the friend Collin mentioned, Alex, who spent some time with Uncle David at the end. The Obryants have been a second family for me these past 15 years, so naturally, Uncle David played a part in my life with that...  more
    • Alex Pappalardo
      Donna OBryant Thank you Alex for such beautiful written words.
      • November 22, 2020
  • Juliann & Don Hansen
    Dave was a very good man and a dear special friend. He will be missed.
    • Juliann & Don Hansen
      Donna OBryant Thank you Juliann -- don't know if you caught the glimpse of you (and Jim, too) in our slideshow today, but of course you were in it!
      • November 21, 2020
  • Pastor Michael Kirk
    David was an encourager. He lifted my spirit often. He was willing to help. He was kind. He had a wonderful, witty, sense if humor. He gave me a small wooden cross, hand made in his woodworking shop. When I look at that cross in my home-office, I think...  more
  • Donna OBryant
    (email from Mark McConkey, Sharon's nephew) Pam - So many wonderful memories of your father. He was always the jovial jokester and a good friend to my father. I don’t believe that I ever had to ask for his help when I was on campus in Champaign...  more
  • Donna OBryant
    My husband, Dan, is David's brother. David was always much older, much better looking of the two, facts they enjoyed bantering, particularly the latter.

    Their mother gave birth twice, 19 years apart (with a number of miscarried pregnancies in the...  more
  • Collin O'Bryant
    Uncle David, I can’t say enough what you meant to our family. From the time I was a young boy I always loved being around you. You were a perpetual source of encouragement, assuring me that you believed in me, even if I was coming off a bad basketball...  more
  • Shaun O’Bryant
    Uncle David, you will be missed by so many. You were as much a grandfather figure to me as an uncle, and I mean that in all best of ways. You were so reliable. I could always count on you to be at my basketball games cheering me on, to be a solid...  more