December 2022

Dr. Roger O'Bryan

February 14, 1937
December 3, 2022

Ponte Vedra

Dr. Roger O'Bryan

The Visitation Will be held at:

  • Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022
    5:00 pm
  • 4750 Palm Valley Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082
  • (904) 285-1130

The Memorial Will be held at:

  • St. John Paul II Catholic Church
  • Friday, December 9, 2022
    10:00 am
  • 127 Stone Mason Way, Ponte Vedra, FL 32081
  • http://stjp2.net/

The Burial Will be held at:

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Dr. Roger Leon O’Bryan, 85, danced his way to glory and went to his heavenly home on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at Community Hospice in Jacksonville, FL. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, well-respected physician, and a devout Christian. Roger was born on February 14, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan to William and Amelia (Jbara) O’Bryan. He graduated from All Saints Catholic School in 1955 and then attended University of Detroit Mercy, Central Michigan University, and Kirksville Osteopathic School of Medicine where he was a member of the Atlas Club fraternity. After graduating from medical school in 1962, he began practicing medicine in Deckerville, MI. Roger married his sweetheart and beautiful wife, Marlene Watchko, on January 9, 1965, in Detroit. He went on to run his own family practice, Dexter Clinic, in Detroit for over 20 years where he often held revival meetings in the parking lot with his dear friend, Pastor Leonard Jackson. In 1986, Roger moved his medical practice to Columbus, GA, where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 1999. In his spare time, Roger enjoyed antique cars, weightlifting, studying the bible, doting on his family, dancing, reading, and combing local antique stores for unique treasures. Roger was a proud member of the Sons of the American Revolution, the American Osteopathic Association, Knights of Columbus, and St. John Paul II Parish. Roger is survived by three daughters, Cathleen (Daniel) Murphy, Jacksonville, FL, Colleen (Timothy) Holmes Sr., Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, Diane (Douglas) Johnston, Port Washington, NY; nine grandchildren, Thomas Murphy, Catherine Murphy, Jessica (Joshua) Szpila, Timothy (Jessica) Holmes Jr., Sarah Holmes, Luke (Maria) Johnston, Matthew Johnston, John P. Johnston, Robert J. Johnston, III; two great-grandchildren, Kaden Szpila and Tristan Szpila; a sister, Carole Lennis, Hartland, MI; along with many nieces, nephews and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his loving parents and six of his seven siblings. A funeral mass of celebration will be held at 10:00am Friday, December 9, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00pm Thursday, December 8, at Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home. Expressions of sympathy may be made in whichever way(s) you wish to honor his memory.