Bryan Keith PackmanMay 27, 2017
Bryan Keith Packman died at the age of 58 on Saturday, May 27, 2017, after a year's battle with aggressive head and neck cancer.
Bryan was born in Galliano, Louisiana, and moved throughout the US in his childhood, as his dad served in the US Coast Guard. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in Port Arthur, TX, in 1978 and married his wife of 32 years, Deborah, in 1985. They had two children, Amanda (husband David) and Keith (wife Haley). Bryan was also blessed to have two grandsons, William (2) and Benjamin (1 month), sons of Amanda and David. He loved his children and grandchildren and truly believed that they were his “crowning glory” (Proverbs 17:6).
Bryan became a Christian in his thirties and faithfully served the Lord as a member of many churches, including Cathedral in the Pines in Beaumont, TX, World Harvest Church in Roswell, GA, Lakewood Church in Houston, TX, and his current church home at Glorious Way Church in Houston, TX. In his churches, he served many different roles such as an elder, usher, prayer partner, and on security--all for the glory of God. There are many stories of Bryan’s selfless acts of service for his church and others, and he never wanted any credit for it. He loved to donate school supplies, toys, and his favorite gift to give, bicycles, to children in need. Scripture and the name of Jesus were always in his conversations with everyone he knew.
Bryan worked in the oil and gas industry for over 30 years as a pipeline controller and advancing into management positions at many companies like Sun Oil Company, Shell, Kinder Morgan, and Enterprise Products throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Georgia. He showed integrity and kindness to those who worked with him and worked for him, and he always tried to help others get jobs and further their own careers.
Bryan is preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Kay Packman. He was the oldest of five and will be lovingly missed by his siblings Ronnie (wife Jamie), David, Vickie, and Kathy (husband Dean). He will also be missed by Deborah’s family, her parents Clem and Brenda, and by their children Aaron (wife Carrie), Robin (husband Richard), Gwen (husband Glenn) and Warren (wife Amy). He also leaves behind 18 nieces and nephews who fondly remember his sense of humor and his sincere interest in each of their lives.
Bryan kept his strong faith until his last breath. His wish would be that Jesus could be glorified in every moment, and that everyone he knew would come to have a relationship with his Lord and Savior.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating a gift in Bryan's honor to a ministry or organization taking care of others, as this was always at his heart. One of Bryan's personal favorite gifts to receive throughout the years was a donation to Samaritan's Purse, which helps to purchase animals, water wells, and ministry needs to reach those is less developed countries in the name of Jesus. tinyurl.com/honorbryan