John Malcolm Bryan was born on December 27, 1947 in Monroe, LA and passed away on January 10, 2023 in Shreveport, LA at the age of 75. He is survived by his wife, Catherine Jean Bryan; children: Kim Gill, Tammy Bryan, Susan Madden and husband Thomas Madden, John Clark, Crystal and Jason Jefferson, Debbie Bryan, and Terri and husband Rock Breeden; grandchildren: Hope Gill, Mitchell Kerrigan, Stephen Bryan, J.D. and wife Brittany Worley, Beth and husband Eric Miller, Jonah Madden, Hayden Clark, Christina Crook, Kiarrah Whitney, Catherine Whitney, Matthew Breeden, Kaden Breeden, and Ethan Breeden; great-grandchildren: Blake Michell Kerrigan, Addison Worley, Natalie Worley, Grayson Miller, Zahriyah Crook, Zayvian Crook, Zahmarie Norvel, Myreon Nowden Jr, Joseph Nowden, and Jade Nowden; siblings: Sidney and wife Martha Bryan, Becky and husband Wayne Hilliard; his beloved dog Coco; and a host of family and friends. John was preceded in death by his grandparents Elijah and Ammon Bryan; parents Hazel Redden and Sidney Vester Bryan; and sisters Peggy McMillian and Vicky McClendon.
John was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Prior to retiring, he worked as a truck driver for 37 years. He enjoyed driving across the United States and seeing the various scenery and enjoyed playing poker on the computer. John loved to watch football and cheer on his favorite teams LSU and OU. John’s greatest joy in life was his family, and he made a point to call and video chat with his family daily. Throughout his life, he made many friends and never met a stranger. His sky-blue eyes and smile will never be forgotten.
A gathering of family and friends in honor of John Bryan will be held on January 14, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Victory Life Church of Ruston located at 2535 LA-33 Ruston, LA 71270.