William Raymond Bryant

Male 1955 - 1975  (19 years)


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  • Name William Raymond Bryant 
    Nickname Wild Bill 
    Born 2 Nov 1955  Bryan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Sep 1975  Silo, Bryan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary:
      A Durant man died in a flaming wreckage of his overturned gasoline delivery truck Saturday morning about 3 miles north of Nida on South Highway 78.
      The victim was identified as William R. Bryant, 20, of 508 E. Georgia. He was pronounced dead on arrival at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Tishomingo of multi-burns, according to trooper Rick Myers. The accident occurred about 9:45 AM.

      Bryant's body was discovered 47 feet from the Jones geek chicks company -owned 1974 GMC 2 ton tank truck. Officers said his clothing was still burning when they arrived. Flaming gasoline had spread some 150 feet on one side of the vehicle, burning grass along a day at and softening the asphalt highway.

      Myers said it's undetermined if Bryant was actually thrown from the vehicle or crawled that distance in an effort to get away from the flames. The windshield however, lay near the body along the fire blackened highway.

      Fire trucks used sand from Tishomingo and the Durant substation to contain the flames, but the gasoline had mostly burned away by the time they arrived.

      Myers said the truck was traveling north on SH 78 and apparently was left of center when Bryant entered a long curve. The gas truck swerved to miss a oncoming vehicle and travel 459 feet out of control, overturning two times. The truck came to rest on its top with a portion of the cab resting on the highway.

      Myers said the Bryant vehicle swerved to the left to avoid a collision with the oncoming vehicle, crossing the 2 Lane Hwy. the truck then swerved again to the right which may have caused the truck to roll over.

      Funeral service is pending with Coffee Funeral home in Durant.
    • Obituary:
      Service for Bill Bryant, 19, 508 E. Georgia was held today and the coffey Funeral Home Chapel. Bryant was killed Saturday in a truck wreck north of Nida.

      Officiating was the Rev. Bob Reynolds and Rev. Ed Philpott.
      Burial was in Highland Cemetery.

      Bryant, born in 1955,in Durant, Lear here all his life and was the oilfield worker and truck driver.

      He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Bryant of
      Durant; a grandmother, Mrs. Etta Quarles of Durant, and a sister, Mrs. Beulah Phillips of Durant.
    Buried Highland Cemetery, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4665  Root Tree
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2013 

    Father Loyd Raymond Bryant,   b. 31 Oct 1920, Middleton, Conway County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 2001, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Opal Pauline Quarles,   b. 21 Feb 1924, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1998, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Family ID F1618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    William Raymond Bryant
    William Raymond Bryant
    REST IN PEACE
    "WILD BILL"
    WILLIAM RAYMOND
    BRYANT
    NOV. 2, 1953
    SEPT. 27, 1975
    ERECTED BY C.B. CLUBS & FRIENDS