Bryant, Franklin Desmond, a resident of Torrance, passed away on Tuesday, August 19th, 2008 after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on January 7, 1934 and was 74 when he died. He lived in the South Bay Area for over 50 years. Frank enjoyed gardening and sharing his tomato and cucumber crops with his family and neighborhood friends. He was a retired Aircraft Maintenance Welder and worked for The Douglas Aircraft Company, Flying Tigers and Federal Express. He is survived by his loving wife Sharon, 6 children, Bill Bryant of Lomita, Jim Bryant and wife Sheri of Bakersfield, John Bryant and wife Megan of Meridian, Idaho, Tony Mullikin and wife Tracy of Torrance, Kellie Hendrix and husband Roy of Tualatin, Oregon and Shannon Bassett of Torrance; a sister, Laureen Stockwell and husband John of Canyon Country. Frank was a grandfather to 18 and a great-grandfather to 2. He was preceded in death by his son, Franklin Desmond Bryant, Jr. Frank was loved by all and will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched by him. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The City of Hope at (800) 544-3541 extension 62635 and one of their reliable staff members would be happy to take your donation right over the phone.

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  1. What the heart has felt will never be forgotten. Sharon, You’re so blessed to be surrounded by so much love. You are in our thoughts and our prayers. Lots of love,

  2. My uncle is and was a great example of a man. €œWhat a caterpillar calls the end of the world, God calls a butterfly€.

  3. Sharon, You are in our prayers and we want you to know that you are loved. I will always remember the times that I sat in your living room talking to Frank about the airlines. He was always concerned for my job with Continental. I will miss those talks. He was a very caring man. Take care and I will call you next time I fly in to LAX. Love, Krista,Paul,Caitlyn & P.J.

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