Carey Bryan, age 64, passed away at his Charlotte residence, Monday, April 22, after a battle with cancer. Carey was Cowboy of the Year in 1989, and was inducted into the Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2005. He worked for Bob Hindes for forty-three years and was also a member of the Charlotte City Council.
In his nomination letter to be inducted into the South Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, his daughter, Sara, wrote “Whether at work or play, roping steers, he gives everything he has to the job at hand. He has a passion for the work that he does and it takes a special man to be the great cowboy that he is.”
Carey is survived by wife, Martha Bryan of Charlotte; daughter, Sara Bryan Ogden and husband William of Charlotte; brothers, Robert and Jack Bryan of Charlotte; sisters, Betty Finch of Charlotte, Virginia Horton of George West, Iris Williams of Somerset and Judy Burns of Georgetown. Carey is also survived by grandchildren, Colton and Carley Beth Pruett, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by son, Clayton L. Bryan; daughter, Betsy Ann Bryan; parents, Clayton and Olivia (Rogers) Bryan, and sister, Jo Ann Giddens. Pallbearers for the service are Ernie Bandy, Gene Hirsch, Rob Bryan, Gilbert Gonzales, Mark Weatherston, Doris Watts, Darryl Ashley, Roy Hindes, III. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Ryan, Nixon Dillard, Mike Zuniga, Mickie Clark, Dan Osterman, Colby Hindes, Clint Hindes, Bob Hindes, Scott Watts, and David McDaniel.
Visitation will be held at Hurley Funeral Home, 118 W. Oaklawn Rd., Pleasanton, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Funeral services will be held at Cowboy Fellowship, Jourdanton, at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 25, 2013. Interment will follow in Charlotte City Cemetery, Charlotte. Anyone wishing to sign the guestbook, share memories or issue condolences for the family may do so at www.hurleyfuneralhome.com