February 6, 1940 – February 4, 2018

Robert “Maynard” Bryan, 77 of Willow Hill, IL passed away on Sunday February 4, 2018 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, IL.

Celebration of Maynard’s Life will be held at 11:00am Friday February 9, 2018 at Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL. Burial will be in Mound Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00am until time of service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers an expression of sympathy may take the form of a contribution to Mound Cemetery with envelopes available at the funeral home or mailed to Pulliam Funeral Home P.O. Box 121 Oblong, IL 62449. Condolences and or memories may be sent to the family at www.oblongfuneralhome.com. Pulliam Funeral Home Oblong, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Maynard was born in Louisville, IL on February 6, 1940 to Charles Wayne Bryan and Goldie Mae (Sparks) Bryan, at six days old Ethel Spohn became his foster mother. On May 16, 1958 he married Betty Lou Wendel, who preceded him in death on October 11, 2011. Maynard worked at Briggs Pottery in Robinson, IL in quality control for 40 years, retiring in 1999. He was a member of the Hunt City Congregational Christian Church, attended school in Oblong and Newton. He loved to travel with Betty, especially to Branson, MO. He enjoyed Go Karts, watching NASCAR, especially Dale Earnhardt Jr., fishing and watching the geese on his pond with the grandchildren and operating his H.O. Trains.

Maynard is survived by two sons, Robert Allen Bryan, Olney and Kevin and Penny Bryan, Paris; three daughters, Rhonda and Mark Spitzer, Dietrich, Kimberly and Greg Allard, Noble, and Katharina and Rod Levitt, Crawfordsville, IN; twelve grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Mary Bryan, Shipman; three sisters, Nina Marie Etter, Oklahoma, Anna Belle Eller, Colorado, and Viola May Nurmi, Michigan, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, granddaughter Erica Spitzer and several brothers and sisters.