Michael “Mike“ James Bryant, age 62, passed away on Sunday July 1, 2012 at St. Vincent Seton Hospital in Indianapolis. . He was born in Elwood, IN on July 23, 1949 to James and Marcia (Waymire) Bryant. On September 8, 1968 Mike married Nancy Bitner and they had celebrated 43 years of marriage. Mike was a 1967 graduate of Tipton High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1969 to 1973. He had worked at various car dealerships in the parts and service departments. He was a member of the Vintage Rollers car club in Elwood and was a past member of the Kempton Volunteer Fire Dept. where he served as a Firefighter and E.M.T.. Survivors include his mother, Marcia Rice of Elwood, his wife, Nancy Bryant of Tipton, two sons; Jason Michael and wife Jamie Bryant of Indianapolis, Joshua Dale Cody Bryant and Harley Taylor of Tipton, two daughters; Jennifer Jo and husband Kevin Hill of Tipton, and Angela Kay and husband Steve Gillam of Tipton. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; Jaylyn Hill, Makenzie Gillam, Malia Gillam, Dakota Hill, Kelan Hill, Elle Bryant, Brianna Hill, Olivia Bryant, and a sister Sharon Whitaker of Elwood. Mike was preceded in death by his father. Visitation will be held from 4-8 PM on Friday July 6, 2012 at the Porter Funeral Home located at 726 East North Street in Tipton. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 AM on Saturday July 7 at Porter’s with Pastor Ed Smith officiating. Interment will take place in the Kempton Cemetery.