February 13, 1931 ~ December 25, 2020

Born in: Owensboro, KY
Resided in: Owensboro , KY

Joseph Blaze Bryan, 89, of Owensboro passed away Friday December 25, 2020. He was born in Owensboro on February 13, 1931 to the late Joseph Michael and Lee Ola Bellamy Bryan. Joseph was a member of Christ Community. He enjoyed reading his Bible and playing games with the other residents at Heritage Place Assisted Living. Joseph was a member of the Marine Corps where he retired as an Air Traffic Controller and then went on to retire from Aleris.

Along with his parents he is preceded in death by his wife Mary Elizabeth Evans Bryan, and his brother George Barton Bryan.

He is survived by his children, Michael Bryan, Shannon Ralph, and Christopher Bryan, 3 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Services will be 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at Haley McGinnis Funeral Home and Crematory. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Family and friends who wish to honor Joseph at the visitation and funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mr. Bryan. Share your messages of condolence with the family of Joseph Blaze Bryan and sign his virtual guestbook by going to


Visitation: December 29, 2020 4:00 pm - December 29, 2020 6:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

Service: December 29, 2020 6:00 pm - December 29, 2020 7:00 pm

Haley McGinnis Funeral Home & Crematory
519 Locust St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

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  1. Marine Corps League W. J. Norris Detachment #804, Inc.,
    C/o 4100 Kipling Drive
    Owensboro, Kentucky 42303-7220

    In recognition of Joseph Blaze Bryan’s
    honorable service to the United States of America, and the United States Marine Corps; We extend our appreciation and gratitude for his service to God, Country, and Corps.

    Marines of Norris #804, Marine Corps League

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