Ambrose Bryan, 98, of Oak Hill, transitioned from this life July 26, at Greystone Villages in Beaver, WV.
He was born in 1918 in Minden, WV to the late George Bryan and Lily Molyneux Bryan.
His wife of 73 years, Kitty Mae McMillion Bryan, predeceased him on June 11, 2015.
He is survived by his three children: Rowena Farrar, Gerald Bryan, and George Bryan (Deborah Jackson); grandchildren: Andrea Thompson St. Amand (Kalev Kruuk and his son), Kristina Bryan Ulloa (Gonzales and his three sons) and Kristina's four children, Amanda, Evan, Annalise, and Samantha). He is also survived by his loving niece, Cynthia Lynn Bryan Canterbury (Larry) and other beloved relatives and friends.
He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII (1939-1945) in Miami, FL and North Africa. While in Miami he married his wife Kitty. Ambrose was an Aviation Radioman and discharged as a Navy Chief Petty officer. After his military service he worked for the New River Coal Company Machine Shop in Mt. Hope (1945-1960), and retired from the Bureau of Mines as a Glass Blower in 1978. During this time he obtained an Associate Degree from Beckley College.
He was an active member of the Oak Hill United Methodist Church and the Men's Bible class, the associations in the latter providing much enjoyment for him. He was a member of the MacDonald Warren Lodge 103 AF and AM in Mt. Hope and American Legion Post 149 in Fayetteville for 54 years.
Ambrose lived a productive life, enjoying the outdoors (gardening, fishing, hiking, traveling); crafting, woodworking, quilting, playing games of all kinds; and helping others throughout life, particularly his children in their many projects. He had a love of learning and made sure he had the necessary information before proceeding on any new endeavor. He had a dry sense of humor, was an honest and trustworthy person, speaking the truth as he perceived it.
The children want to thank the staffs of the Summit in Oak Hill and Greystone Villages of Beaver who provided loving care to our parents, and especially to our father who had to live without his wife at Greystone, alone for the first time in his life.
Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill with Warren Volk and Reverend Williams Slates officiating. Interment will be at High Lawn Memorial Park in Oak Hill with the Fayette Honor Guard conducting military rights. Friends are invited to call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Fayette Plateau Food Pantry or the charity of one's choice.
Online condolences may be sent at www.tyreefuneralhome.com
Arrangements were made by Tyree Funeral Home, Oak Hill.
Published on July 27, 2017