John Franklin "Big John" Bryant
October 1, 1929  -  September 11, 2018

John Franklin "Big John" Bryant

Chapel of Hope
3321 N. Dal Paso
Hobbs, NM  88240
Friday, September 14, 2018
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Jefferson Street Church of Christ
1526 N. Jefferson
Hobbs, NM  88240
Saturday, September 15, 2018
10:00 am
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Prairie Haven Memorial Park
2201 E. Stanolind
Hobbs, NM  88240
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I served in the Air Force.

John Franklin Bryant, 88 passed Tuesday Sep 11, 2018 in Hobbs NM. He was born October 1, 1929, in Knox City TX. He later moved to Hobbs NM in 1937 and married Billie Ruth Fullerton July 27, 1948 in Wichita Falls TX. They celebrated 55 Years of marriage.

John served in the Air force and upon discharge he worked in the oilfield with various companies. He took pride in being a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother and took pride in serving as Chaplin in the Honor Guard. John was a faithful Servant of the Lord and longtime member of Jefferson Street Church of Christ.

Funeral services for John Franklin Bryant of Hobbs will be held 10:00 AM Saturday, September 15 at Jefferson Street Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Prairie Haven Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Held 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. Friday September 14 with family in attendance 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at Chapel of Hope Funeral Home.

John is survived by two sons Keith and Ronda Bryant of Tuttle, OK and Gerald and Brenda Bryant of Hobbs NM, grandkids: Amy and Bryan DeLong, Scott and Courtney Bryant, Nicki and Chris Searcy, Kami Bryant and Kacee Bryant, four great-grandchildren Hallie, Brexton, Madison, and Kallen, and two surviving sisters; Mary Jane and Don Baugh, and Barbara Martin.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, his parents, one brother, and four sisters.


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  1. Roger and Karen Head and Josh Head
    Hobbs, NM

    We are so sorry for your families loss! It’s never easy saying goodbye (or, until we meet again), but I know you’re all thankful he’s not suffering. May God wrap his loving arms around you today, and in the days ahead! Love & Prayers! 🙏❤️🙏

  2. Travis and Connie Teague
    Hobbs, NM

    So sorry for your loss. Our prayers to your family.

  3. Leha Searcy
    Pinetop, AZ

    Sending my prayers to you Gerald, Brenda, Kami, Kacee, Nicki and your whole family
    I am sorry for your loss

  4. Damon Griffin
    La mesa, NM

    I always thought Uncle John was one of the smartest people I ever met. I loved to listen to him talk about anything. I learned so much. He will be missed and remembered. I wish I could be there but my family and I send our love and prayers. Love you Uncle John.

  5. Leora Agnew Hill
    Arlington, TX

    I cherish many Thanksgiving over the years with Uncle John Franklin and Aunt Billie Ruth as a child. They are great memories. So sorry I can’t be there for you and your family. He was so loved. So sorry for your loss.

  6. John Rudowski
    Oscoda, MI

    Uncle John, you were a great man and uncle, I learned a lot from you. You will be missed by many, and loved by many, John

  7. Edd Bigbee
    Salado, TX

    I enjoyed many years working with Big Jon at Dresser. I pray for peace for all the family.

  8. Marjorie Hawkins Williams
    Tulsa, OK

    I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I always knew him as Big John. He was a very nice man & I pray God gives you all peace & comfort.God bless you, Marjorie Hawkins Williams

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