Memorial services for Clifford E. Bryan, Jr., 89, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Pomona Christian Church under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Bryan died 10:10 p.m., Sunday, March 12, 2017 at his home. He was born August 31, 1927 at Kansas City, Missouri to Clifford Bryan, Sr. and Sibyl Goyer Bryan. On November 31, 1973, Mr. Bryan was married at West Plains, Missouri to Sue Ellis. He was a veteran having served with the United States Army during World War II. Before his retirement, Mr. Bryan was involved in real estate sales and was a long time farmer. He had been recognized by the National Endowment of Arts Council, University of Missouri, for his short bow fiddle style of Bluegrass music; he also had multiple students teaching them his short bow fiddle style of music. Mr. Bryan was a member of the Pomona Christian Church and had attended the First General Baptist Church of West Plains.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Bryan, of the family home; eight children, Kurt Lance, wife, Sharon, Gwen Walker, husband, Fred, Marletta Day, husband, Donnie, Marilyn Newkirk, husband, Joe, Becky Burns, husband, Brian, Gayla Cauldwell, husband, Mike, Tom Foust, wife, Suzanne and Cheryl Foust; sixteen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Bob Bryan, wife, Nancy; two sisters, Martha Carter and Maxine Casey; and several nieces and nephews.
His parents, three sisters and two brothers, precede him in death.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m., until service time, Saturday March 18th, at the Pomona Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Antioch Cemetery or Three Rivers Hospice and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. On line condolences may be express at www.robertsondrag.com.