Frank Carson Bryan

Frank Carson Bryan was called home to be with his Lord and Savior on May 31, 2024 in League City, TX at the age of 97.

Frank was born on July 15, 1926 in Houston, TX to Katie and Clarence Bryan.

He graduated from St. Thomas High School and went into the United States Navy in August of 1944 aboard the USS BOGGS. He was proud to serve as a Fireman First Class. Upon Honorable discharge in June 1946, he joined the Houston Fire Department and served the community as a Captain for 25 years. In November of 1967, Frank married the love of his life, Betty Welch and together they raised her daughters, Sandy & Susie, in the historic summer home of Frank’s grandparents, Frank and Pauline Schott in Kemah. He retired from HFD in 1972. The family explored the U.S. while camping in KOAs. Frank also loved being on the water and owned two Chris-Craft boats, the Betty I and the Betty II. He was a dedicated Texas Longhorn fan. During Hurricane season, he would take his Airstream to Pecan Grove in Austin to have a place away from the Coast in case they needed to evacuate. Frank and Betty “Boom-Boom” loved being a part of the Kemah community where they witnessed many changes. They were also members of the Kemah Kronies. When they left the Kemah house, they moved to Sunny San Leon for the remainder of their years together enjoying yet another lovely view on Galveston Bay. They loved their many trips to the Isle of Capri for quick get-aways. They were fortunate to have family living within blocks of each other and spent lots of time together making memories. They especially enjoyed the Family Reunions at Hilda’s Hut hosted by his sister and nieces and nephews in Galveston. He was never one to pass up a Bingo game, frequently volunteering at the church bazaar and playing every day at Regal Estates in his later days.

Frank was a devout Catholic, a long-time member and supporter of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He will always be remembered for his strong faith and love of God and family. He was blessed to have a long life well-lived.

Welcoming Frank to heaven are his loving wife, Betty, her daughter, Sandy Middlebrook; mother, Katie Bryan; father, Clarence Bryan; Brother, Edward Bryan; Brother, Leonard Bryan and wife Peggy; Sister, Hilda Bryan Drohan and husband William A. Drohan; great-niece, Amy Cole.

Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Sue (Susie) Pinson and her husband Paul; Grandson, Jeremy (Boogie) Stanley and his wife Theresa; Great-grandchildren, Jordan Smith and wife Ashley; Anthony Smith; Camryn Stanley and Addison Stanley; Great-great granddaughters, Kenadee, Kenlee, Hadley, Aria and Aisley, and many loving nieces and nephews, neighbors and friends, as well as his Granddog Big Ben.

There will be a Funeral Mass at 9:30am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1612 E. Walker Street, League City, TX 77573 on July 27, 2024 with a Celebration of Life to continue at the home of Paul & Sue Pinson, San Leon, TX.

The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers at Regal Estates, as well as Harbor Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1612 E. Walker Street, League City, TX 77573


  1. Some special memories I have of Frank Bryan:

    Growing and sharing oranges & vegetables
    Serving as an usher in St Mary’s (La Porte TX)
    Loving Betty & her daughters

    With sympathy to Sue & Jeremy & family,
    Rosalie Pinson

    Rosalie Pinson
  2. Our condolences to Paul/Sue Boogie & familyFunny wonderful Frank,
    Steve and I visited him a couple of times when we knew he
    Was in town at
    Pecan Grove, Austin, Go Horns!
    Interestingly we had lots to talk bout
    whether those Horns were winning or losing.
    He had a Blessed Long Life. And now we say good-bye as he enters eternal Rest. 🙏❤️

    Camila / Steve Pinson

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