Robert Bryant

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Robert L. Bryant was born to Daisy Florida and Castle Davis in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Columbus, Ohio to Daisy Florida and Willie Rufus Florida Sr. He was married to Marie for many years but separated and remained very close friends until this day. His present significant other is Ann Benson. He attended Columbus Public Schools and later inquired his GED. He was known as a hard worker with many jobs such as construction, cooking, and carpentry. He retired from Einstein Bagels as a cook where he worked for many years. In his younger years he attended Zion Hill Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend James Mitchell. He presently was attending Shiloh Christian Center where he was baptized and accepted Christ under the leadership of Pastor Johnny Amos. Robert had an enormous love for his children and his family. His hobbies included grilling, spending time with his family, fishing, and wrestling. His passion was lifting weights and boxing. He was so talented in both of these sports that he was recognized in many magazines and was registered as a local heavy weight boxer where his career record was 108-4. Robert was known to be straight forward and blunt but also known to have a heart of gold, if you needed his help in any way he would make sure that he would make it happen. He will be truly missed by his family and friends.

Robert was preceded by Parents; Daisy(Willie Rufus Sr.) Florida, Castle Davis, Grandparents: Lettice (Willie Edward) Byous Sr. Brothers: Darryl (Minnie) Bryant Sr., Willie (Helen Felder) Rufus Florida Jr., Sisters: Deborah A. Florida and Patricia A. Florida, Aunts: Mary (Leon) Manns, Loriane (Wade) Bryant, Uncles: Cecil Bryant, Willie Edward Byous Jr. A host of other Aunts, Uncles, Great Aunts, Uncles, Nephews, Nieces, and Cousins that has gone on before him.

Robert is survived by Wife: Marie Bryant, Children: Sheila Pace-Porter, Christopher (Erica) Grace Sr. Shalana (Marquise) Bryant-Jones and Roshawn Bryant, Brother: Demetress Florida (Lamonte), and William Harris, Sisters: Katherine (Donald) Anderson and Carolyn (Glenn-G.I.) Florida. 8 Grandchildren; William R. Pace, Ciocia, Chrishawna, Christopher Jr., Makayla and Maleah Grace, Shardi Bryant and our next bundle of joy Y’Moni Jones. Significant other: Ann Benson. A host of other nieces, nephews, family, and friends. He will be sadly missed by all of us.

Visitation 10am and Funeral 11am Friday October 6, 2017 at MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 East Livingston Ave, Columbus, Ohio

Interment at Eastlawn Cemetery

Condolence Messages

  1. Larue L. Florida (William W. Wess)

    Condolences to Family and Cousins and Aunty of Uncle Rob. Thank you Uncle Rob for excepting me as an Nephew. Pray his legacy of hard work and love for others remain True within the Florida Family Amen.
    Larue L. Florida

  2. Condolence to the family I love you guys, and uncle Robert I love you and thank you for always making me smile. My prayers will be with you

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