Scott Bryant, 52, fought a strong and courageous battle with cancer and
soared to Heaven with his family surrounding him on Sunday June 28, 2015, at
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. He is alive in Christ forever.
He was born in
Portland, Indiana, on April 5, 1963, to Glen and Mary (Hidy) Bryant.
He married the love
of his life Holly (Edquist) Bryant on May 2, 1987. Together they created a
wonderful life, made complete by their two beautiful daughters, Heidi and
Kendall. All who knew Bill knew that he was a devoted family man and ever
faithful to them. Bill was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and
loved worshipping the Lord with his family.
Bill was a graduate
of Portland High School in 1981 and graduated from Ball State University
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications in 1986. His athletic ability
during high school was in many sports, he especially excelled in swimming
and he also enjoyed playing golf.
Bill was a highly
respected videographer and Producer/Director working full-time at Ball
State’s Teleplex and WIPB-TV from 1986-2015. In 2009, he became the
Production Manager. He took on many assignments at Ball State from directing
shows to producing a range of regular and special programs, to being the
lead on various sports productions. He found great joy in his broadcast and
freelance work. Bill worked for the Indianapolis Colts as an end-zone camera
operator for years and then was promoted to Game Day Producer. He always
said he had the best seat in the house. He checked off a lifetime dream
working the Super Bowl XLV in 2012. He also did similar camera work for the
Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis 500 for years, and was a regular
crewmember for a wide-range of Big Ten contests throughout the Midwest. He
also crewed for Mecum Auto Auctions and Auctions America. His name could be
found in TV credits for ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports, IRL, Speed, NFL Network,
Comcast, ABC, Discovery/Velocity, and NBC/NBCSN. He was a Creative Services
Manager at WTTV-TV in Indianapolis in 1993-94. Bill was known for his
ability to shoot video and then edit the footage into compelling stories. As
several colleagues said, “If you wanted a truly professional video you
turned to Bill Bryant and turned him loose on the assignment knowing the
results were always professional.” He was rewarded for his work a dozen plus
times with a range of Emmy and other competitive awards for his photography,
editing, lighting, producing, and directing.
He is survived by
his wife of 28 years, Holly; his daughters, Heidi and Kendall; his father,
Glen Bryant of Portland; his mother-in-law, Rona Edquist of Chesterton;
sisters, Gena (John Coers) Muncie, Amy (Mitch Sutton) Portland, and Betsy
(Jim Fennig) Portland; sisters-in-law, Jan Bryant, Angola, Kerri (Joe
Misiewwicz) Muncie, and Debbie (Dave Smith) Chesterton; and many nieces and
He was preceded in
death by his mother, Mary, and his two brothers, Mark and Patrick Bryant,
his father-in-law, Kenneth Edquist, and his niece, Megan Stedman.
The celebration of
his life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, July 3, 2015, at
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 610 N. Reserve Street Muncie, Indiana,
with Rev. Daniel P. Mackey officiating. Burial will follow in Jones
Friends may call
from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at The Meeks
Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel or from 10:00 a.m. until
11:00 a.m. of Friday at the church.
may be directed to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 610 N. Reserve St.,
Muncie, IN 47303 or IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, care of 5 North
Oncology Unit, 2401 W. University Ave., Muncie, IN 47303, who lovingly cared
for Bill and his family.
may be sent to the family at