Wayne Bryant, 82, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014 at River Oaks Health Campus in Princeton.

He was born March 10, 1932 in Nebo, Kentucky to the late John Walter Bryant and Anna Belle (Keeney) Bryant.

He moved to Patoka, Indiana from Providence, Kentucky in 1965 where he owned and operated Bryant Sawmill, he then moved to Floyds Knobs, Indiana in 1975 and worked for Wood Mosaic in Louisville and also owned Bryant Veneers in New Albany, Indiana, he then moved to Newburgh, Indiana in 2009 and then to Princeton in 2012. He was a member of Columbia Masonic Lodge 450 in Patoka, past-president of Patoka Lions Club and the Patoka Futures, also member of Hadi Shrine Temple in Evansville and the Elks Lodge in New Albany. He also held the distinction of being awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash and was a Kentucky Colonel. 

Wayne is survived by his four children, Anna Cheryl Decker of Evansville, Donna D. (Don) Bishop of Patoka, Alicia A. (Kent) Newton of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and David W. J. (Deana) Bryant of Dublin, Ohio; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Larry Wayne Bryant in 2008 and his wife of 58 years, Larry Ann (Hudson) Bryant in 2008. 

Visitation will be from 4 until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at Colvin Funeral Home, 425 North Main Street, Princeton, Indiana, with Columbia Masonic Lodge conducting a memorial service at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Melton Funeral Home, 206 Cedar Street in Providence, Kentucky with visitation there from noon until the service hour. Pastor Brian Gibson will officiate. Burial will follow at Lake View Cemetery in Providence.