Michael Eugene Bryars

October 7, 1950 ~ July 29, 2022 (age 71)

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Ingleside – Michael Eugene Bryars passed away July 29, 2022. He was 71.

Michael was born on October 7, 1950 in Beaumont, Texas to Lona (Stephenson) Bryars Leith and Balfour "Joe" Haskew Bryars. Michael lived in Ingleside for 25 years. Before retiring, he had been a Merchant Marine, an aircraft mechanic, boat captain and steel worker. Michael was a dog lover. He was an avid surfer his whole life and also loved the beach and ocean.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents: Lona Leith and Balfour Bryars; step-father: Roger Leith.

Survivors include his loving wife: Libby Ronan Bryars; son: Christopher Bryars (Carina) from Manvel, Texas; daughter: Leah Bryars from Ingleside, Texas; 2 brothers: Roland Bryars (Nancy) from Pearland, Texas and Dannie Bryars (Patricia) from Pasadena, Texas;  4 grandchildren; Ethan Bryars, Autumn Bryars, Gabriel Bryars and Leonardo Bryars.

A Memorial Service will be held, at the First United Methodist Church in Portland TX on Saturday, August 13th at 2:00 pm.  There will also be a gathering and "paddle-out" at Horace Caldwell Pier in Port Aransas that evening starting at 6:00 pm.
A second service will be at First Presbyterian Church of Pasadena in Pasadena, TX on Saturday, August 20th at 2:00 pm.

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Arrangements and care entrusted to Resthaven Funeral Home, Aransas Pass.

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Memorial Service
August 13, 2022

2:00 PM
First United Methodist Church- Portland
4545 Wildcat Dr
Portland, TX 78374
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Gathering of Family and Friends
August 13, 2022

6:00 PM
Horace Caldwell Pier
Port Aransas Beach Road
Port Aransas, TX 78373
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Memorial Service
August 20, 2022

2:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church of Pasadena
4647 Preston Ave
Pasadena, TX 77505
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