Julius Bryant, 44, of Charles City, passed away Monday, January 23, 2023.
A funeral service for Julius Bryant will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at The Bridge Church in Charles City with Pastor Rob Williams officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City.
Visitation will be at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 and will continue one hour before the service at the church on Wednesday.
Julius Arthur Bryant was born April 22, 1978, and was the only son of Seth and Margaret (Bailey) Bryant. He attended school in Charles City, graduating in 1996. Julius participated in Cub Scouts, CYC (Christian Youth Crusaders), 4-H and FFA (he sold a great deal of fruit for his chapter). During his senior year he took part in co-op training at Swartzrock Implement and was complimented on his efficiency of putting large equipment together. Julius also spent many hours with his father in the tiling business, went to Hawkeye Tech for a semester and attended Auctioneering School.
When Julius returned to Charles City he started his 20+ year employment with Diversified Fastening where he started as a machine operator and became a supervisor overseeing and maintaining several machines (there wasn’t a machine he couldn’t fix). He also assumed duties of scheduling and assisting in quoting jobs which allowed him to work several shifts.
Julius bought, remodeled and managed several properties in New Hampton. He was actively removing snow from many properties in both New Hampton and Charles City. In 2018 Julius and Jarrod Austin started their own business “2 Men and a Hoe”. They did all kinds of dirt work from tiling, tree removal and waterways.
Julius was active in the Republican Party in Floyd County and most recently ran for County Supervisor. He was a very giving person who enjoyed going to the produce auction and buying produce to share with friends and neighbors. Julius would sell at a reduced price or give away anything he bought including watermelon, cantaloupe, tomatoes, onions, sweetcorn or even mums in the fall.
Julius is survived by his parents, Margaret and Seth Bryant of Charles City; aunts: Dolly Bryant and Myrt Hamblin; several cousins; along with many special friends.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Ralph and Marjory Bryant; maternal grandparents, Lester and Blanche Bailey; aunts: Jean Boekemeier and Waneta Bagger; uncles: Jerry Bryant, Dennis Bryant and Bob Bailey; and some cousins.