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Services Friday for William (Bill) Scott Bryant

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William (Bill) 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 nephews.

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 Cemetery.

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.

Memorial donations 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.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com

Posted 7/1/2015

 
 
 
 

 

 

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