Newman “Buzz” Bryan, 88, passed away peacefully on July 10, 2021 at his home in Bardstown, with his wife and family by his side. Newman was born in Boston, KY on January 1, 1933.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 32 years, Sylvia McMahan Bryan; parents, Amy Mays Bryan and Robert Hunley Bryan; five brothers, Woodrow Bryan, Roy Arnold Bryan, Herman Alonzo Bryan, William Jennings Bryan, and Bernard Leslie Bryan.
Newman will be greatly missed by his wife of 32 years, Mary Bean Bryan; his children, Anthony Wayne Bryan (Linda) of Hooker, Oklahoma, and Elaine Bryan Ferriell (John) of Punta Gorda, Florida; step-daughter, Pam Bose (Jimmy) of Bardstown; step-son, Tommy McAdams of Lawrenceburg will enormously miss him. Two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his two sisters, Myrna Wanda Boone of Bardstown, and Rose Kathleen Gootee of Bardstown. Buzz was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Newman worked at Heaven Hill, McLean Trucking and retired from Nelson County Board of Education, Maintenance. Newman lived in Okeechobee for 16 years, where he was a deacon, and moved back to Bardstown four years ago. He was an avid fisherman and loved cooking, reading, gardening, and refinishing furniture.
Newman was a member of the American Legion for 21 years and a lifetime member of the NRA. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he served from 1950 – 1954. Newman was a follower of Jesus Christ and a member of The Church of Christ.
His funeral service will be 11:00 am Tuesday July 13, 2021 at Barlow Funeral Home, with burial in Bardstown Cemetery. Rev. Willard Delaney will officiate. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm Monday July 12, 2021 and 9 – 11 am Tuesday July 13, 2021 at Barlow Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may go to Potter Children’s Home and to the Shriners.
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