Robert Earl Bryant, 79, of Bridge City, died Sunday, Jan. 6, at The Meadows of Orange. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, Jan. 8, at The Cowboy Church of Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Dale Lee and the Rev. Keith Royal, of Winfree Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.

Born in Clinton, La., on Dec. 27, 1933, Robert was the son of Ralph and Lois (Lee) Bryant. He worked for Gulf Oil for 27 years and was married to Betty Bryant for 62 years. He was a member of the Orange County Sherriff’s Posse for many years and was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Joseph LeBlanc; brothers, Ralph and Jerry Wayne Bryant; and sister, Jean Hancock.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Bryant of Bridge City; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela Jean and Clarence “C.J.” LeBlanc of Ragley, La; daughter, Debra Gail Bryant of Bridge City; son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lee and Dana Bryant of Bridge City; grandchildren, Logan Bryant, Wade LeBlanc, Jenny Bryant; great-grandchild, Casen LeBlanc; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Logan Bryant, Wade LeBlanc, Greg Bryant, Ronnie Hancock, Al Hancock, and Wayne Williams.