Leon Bryant

Obituary of Leon Bryant

Leon Bryant, 71, passed away on Tuesday November 13, 2018 at Cortland Memorial Regional Hospital.

Leon, was born April 4, 1947 to John and Willie B. Bryant. Shortly after graduation from high school, Leon joined the United States Marine Corp. As a Marine, Leon earned several medals including a Purple Heart after being wounded in Vietnam. After his military service, Leon worked side by side for several years with his father at John Bryant Paving. Leon was also employed by Marietta Hospitality and Buckbee Mears.

Leon is survived by his three children, sons Hasan Ealey and Jesse Bryant of Cortland, NY and daughter Tia Bryant of Saint Petersburg, FL. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, William of Dryden, NY, Edward of Gainesville, FL, and George of Boston, MA. Five sisters, Norma of San Jose, CA, Patricia of Cortland, NY, Phillis of Schenectady, NY, Gloria of Laurel MD, and Betty of Boston, MA. Leon was predeceased by both parents John and Willie B. Bryant and brother, John Bryant Jr.

Leon will be fondly missed by his children, siblings and many nieces, nephews, and all family and friends.

Memorial Services for Leon will be held in the spring of 2019.