Samuel Bryant, 60, was born March 3, 1953 in Medina, to Daisy W. Bryant and Shedrick Austin. He attended and graduated from Buckeye High School.
Sam accepted Christ at a young age under the pastorialship of Rev. John Medley and later became a member of Saint Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church, under the pastorialship of Pastor Clifton Norwood of Akron.
Sam leaves to cherish his memory, daughters, Chantel (Mike) Abshire and Jessica Bryant, both of Brunswick, and LaShawnda and Samantha Bryant, both of Birmingham, Alabama; along with siblings, Ben (Marsha) Bryant of Medina, Lorenzo and Eugene Bryant and Mary Anne Jones and Ernestine (Tony) McIvery, all of Akron, and Elsie Thomas and Mattie Bryant of Medina; along with grandchildren; nephews; nieces; and a host of cousins and friends.
Sam was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Bryant; and father, Shedrick Austin; along with three aunts; two uncles; one grandson; and one nephew.
The Homegoing Service for Sam will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Waite & Son Funeral Home, 765 N. Court St., Medina, with burial to follow at Spring Grove Cemetery. Reverend Clifford Norwood will officiate. The family will receive friends Tuesday, from 11 A.M. until the 12 Noon Sevice at the funeral home.