Roy Bryant (born January 24, 1931 – died September 1, 1994) was an American Store Owner and Former Soldier from Money, Mississippi. He and his half-brother J. W. Milam kidnapped, tortured, and murdered Emmet Till. Furthermore, he was a 14-year-old Afro-Amerian boy who was from Chicago.
This incident spread protests and also influenced the African-American Civil Rights Movement (1954–68). Moreover, Carolyn Donham (ex-wife of Roy) was also infamous for her role in the murder.
On January 26, 2017, Carolyn had admitted that it was not true what she said on her trial back in 1955. The 82-year-old woman made the admission in the book “The Blood of Emmett Till” by author Timothy Tyson in 2007.
Moreover, she also confirmed that she had fabricated most parts of the story.
Full Story of Emmet Till Murder Case
Roy and Carolyn ran a small Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market in Money, Mississippi. Till (14-year-old) skipped his morning church and went to Bryant’s grocery store to buy some bubble gums on August 24, 1955. Later he murdered by the Bryant and his step-brother on August 28, 1955.
In addition, Carolyn on her trial said that the boy grabbed her, flirted with her, and also threatened her. Later she added that Emmet also said “How about a date, baby?” while paying the bill.
Her husband when came to know about the story he wanted to take the revenge. Therefore, Roy kidnapped Emmet when he was sleeping in his relative’s place at 2:30 am on August 28 in Money, Mississippi. Later, due to white supremacy at that time, neither Bryant was ever convicted of a crime or spent time in jail.
On September 1, 1994, Roy died at the age of 63 due to some sickness and disease in Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi. His brother J.W. Milam also died (aged 61) on December 30, 1980, in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.
Bio, Age, Parents & Siblings
The former soldier was born on January 24, 1931, in Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, USA. Therefore, Roy Bryant’s age was Sixty-three (63) years old, as of 1994. His father name was Henry Ezra Bryant. Bryant’s mother name was Eula Morgan Bryant.
Furthermore, the murderer also had two siblings and one half-sibling. He had a sister Mary Louise Bryant Campbell and brother Doris Bryant. As per his education, we have no information about it.
On September 1, 1994, Bryant died (aged 63) and his grave is in “Lehrton Cemetery” at Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA.
Personal Affairs, Girlfriend & Children
At a very young age, Roy married his first wife “Carolyn Bryant Donham“. She is still alive and living in the USA. The couple shares two sons including Frank Lee Bryant. Moreover, they divorced each other after the Emmet Till’s murder case.
Later, Bryant tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend “Vera Jo Orman Bryant (second spouse)”. The couple stayed together till Roy’s last breath. Vera died on May 2, 2012, at the age of 79 years old.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Roy Bryant
|Personal Life Information|
|Full Birth Name||Roy Bryant.|
|Working As||1. Store Owner.
2. Former Soldier.
|Age||Sixty-three (63) years old (As of 1994).|
|Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday||January 24, 1931.|
|Date of Death||September 1, 1994.|
|Birthplace/Hometown||1. Charleston, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, USA.
2. Money, Mississippi, USA.
|Citizenship||The United States.|
|Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)||Aquarius.|
|Current Residence||Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi, USA|
|Known For||The murderer of Emmet Till, a 14-year-old Afro-American Boy.|
|Height (Tall)||Feet & Inches: 6' 0".
Centimeters: 183 cm.
Meters: 1.83 m.
|Weight||Kilograms: 79 Kg.
Pounds: 174 lbs.
|Biceps Size||15.5 inches.|
|Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)||40-32-35.|
|Shoe Size (US)||8.|
|Parents||Father: Henry Ezra Bryant.
Mother: Eula Morgan Bryant.
|Siblings||Sister: Mary Louise Bryant Campbell.
Brother: Doris Bryant.
Half-Brother: J.W. Milam.
|Roy Bryant Wife & Relationship|
|Wife/Spouse Name||1. Carolyn Donham.
2. Vera Jo Orman Bryant.
|Children||Two sons including Frank Lee Bryant.|
|Hobbies & Favorite Things|
|Favorite Celebrities||Actor: Tom Hanks.
Actress: Marilyn Monroe.
|Dream Holiday Destination||Paris.|
|Love to do||Listening to music and Reading.|
|Favorite Dishes||Italian Food.|
|Roy Bryant Net worth|
|Net Asset||Under Revision (As of 2018).|
|Office Address||Not Known|
|Home Details||Not Known|
|Mobile or Phone Number||N.A.|
|Email Address||Will update soon.|
|Official Website||Not Available.