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Bryant, DeWayne

DeWayne Bryant

Services: Have beenheld.

DeWayne Bryant, 58, of Clovis died Saturday, March 27, 2004, at his home.

He was born April 12, 1945, in Carrizozo to Annie Ruth and Leonard Bryant.

He grew up in Portales, graduating in 1963 from Portales High School. He entered the U.S. Coast Guard, where he worked in electronics. Upon discharge, he briefly worked at Southern Union Gas, then worked for Southwestern Public Service for 33 years, retiring in 2003.

He married Pat Walker on March 21, 1970, in Juarez, Mexico.

Family members said he loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. They said he was an avid fan of his grandchildren’s sporting events.

He was preceded in death by his mother; and a brother, Waylon Bryant.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years; two daughters, Jody Burrage and Shawnna Varney, both of Clovis; his father Leonard Bryant of Portales; a brother, Larry Bryant (and wife Terri) of Portales; and five grandchildren, Charlotte, Kaitlyn, and Chelsea Varney, and Cannon and Gunner Burrage, all of Clovis.

Services will be officiated by Don Weber.

Stanley Morris, Al Daugherty, Brad Bryant, Chris Bennett, Terry Reid, and Cliff Keiner will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers are members of the Clovis S.P.S. Line Department.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.