Luke Bryant | February 23, 1932 – October 14, 2020 | OBITUARY

Luke Bryant
February 23, 1932 – October 14, 2020



Luke Bryant, 88, of Oviedo, FL, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at his residence with his family by his side.  He was born February 23, 1932 in Auburndale, FL to Leslie and Daisy Little Bryant. Luke married Sara and moved from Haines City to Orlando in 1952. His dream was to live in the country, so he purchased five acres and built a home in Christmas, FL where they lived for almost 40 years. He worked in the construction industry as a plasterer for 45 years, many of those years with Buena Vista Construction building attractions in the Disney theme parks.

Luke was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans for nearly 13 years, where he participated in parades, camps and taught Civil War History. He was also a member of Maranatha Baptist Church in Orlando, FL.

Luke was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing, camping and gardening. He enjoyed playing poker and rooting for his favorite football team, the Washington Redskins.  When asked how Luke would be remembered, it was said that he was a fun, gentle and hard-working man who loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be missed by all.

He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 66 years, Sara Lou Bryant; daughter, Barbara Ann Bryant; brothers, RD Bryant, Eddie Bryant, “Buddy” Bryant, Billie Bryant and Robert Bryant. Luke leaves behind to cherish his memory, daughter, Karen Ritter and husband, Chris of Oviedo, FL; brother, Richard Bryant and wife, Harriette of McCaysville, GA; and two grandchildren, Jacob and Emily.

A visitation will be held Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until the service at 2:00 p.m. all at Oak Ridge Funeral Care in Haines City, FL. Final resting place will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Haines City, FL. Memorial donations may be made to St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and School in Oviedo, FL.