William Wallace “Wally” Bryan Jr., 73, Hopkinsville, died at 3:57 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020 at his residence.

Private services will be held with burial to follow in Riverside Cemetery. Hughart, Beard & Giles Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

A public event to honor and remember Wally’s life will be held at a later date.

A native of Hopkinsville, he was born Feb. 21, 1947, the son of the late William Wallace “Bill” Bryan and Linda Wood Bryan.

He was a former mayor of Hopkinsville, former co-owner of Century 21 Town & Country Realtors, former teacher and a founding member of Challenge House.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Keel Bryan; his sons, William Wallace “Will” (Maranda) Bryan III, and David (Brooke) Bryan, both of Hopkinsville; his daughter, Amy Bryan (Dan) Padgett, Bowling Green; his sister, Betty Bryan (Dan) Thomas, Hopkinsville; six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Challenge House, P.O. Box 462, Hopkinsville, KY 42241; Hopkinsville/Christian County YMCA, 7805 Eagle Way, Hopkinsville, KY 42240; the Boys & Girls Club of Hopkinsville — Christian County, P.O. Box 1071, Hopkinsville, KY 42241; or to Bud Hudson Youth Football c/o Boys & Girls Club of Hopkinsville — Christian County, P.O. Box 1071, Hopkinsville, KY 42241.

Read more about Wally’s life in Friday’s Kentucky New Era.

Feel free to leave a tribute on the funeral home’s website as those will be cherished by the family.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.