Judge Garry Bryan passed away late last week, and many local leaders are remember Judge Bryan as a great judge, but also as a great man.
Judge Bryan was instrumental in getting the DeWitt County Drug Court started. According to Sheriff Jered Shofner, this program was successful because it was Judge Bryan's sincere belief each and every individual had value.
The Sheriff remembers the true good will Judge Bryan had towards the community. Sheriff Shofner explains Judge Bryan made his decisions based on what was best for the community, and less on what would make people happy.
While the Judge is remembered for his dedication and service to the community, Sheriff Shofner says his family was important to him, and it was evident when you encourtered him. The Sheriff also feels the conviction Judge Bryan had that it was his purpose in his time on earth that he was to make a difference in the community was obviously evident.
The visitation for Judge Bryan will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL. The funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 30, 2014 at Clinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Benjamin Keller and Rev. Jerry Butt officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to DeWitt County Human Resource Center Drug Court.