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Charles Bryant Kountz

Lafayette, Louisiana

January 1, 1949 - May 18, 2024

Charles Bryant Kountz Obituary

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 1:00 pm in Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette for Charles Bryant Kountz, age 75, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, surrounded by his family and friends.

 

The family requests that visitation be observed at Our Savior’s Church, 1201 E. Broussard Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 11:00 am until time of services.

 

Pastor Jacob Aranza and Pastor Eugene Reiszner will officiate at the services. Pastor Don Barrett will lead the graveside service.

 

Inurnment will be held at a 4:00 pm graveside service in Lyles Family Cemetery in Reeves, LA, at the end of Lyles Cemetery Road.

 

Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Diane Nixon Kountz; his children, Vicki Kountz Waihi and her husband, Duane, Jill Kountz Prudhomme and her husband, J.B., Charles Bryant Kountz, II, and his wife, Kayla, and Kari Kountz Smith and her husband, Eric; fourteen grandchildren, Grace, Sophie, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Aiden, Karlie, Lillianne, Estelle, Luke, Josephine, Audrey, Adam, Jason, and Charlie; three siblings, John Kuntz and his wife, Gayle, Gene Kuntz and his wife, Susan, and Monique K. Marcantel and her husband, Bernard; and numerous nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

 

Preceded in death by his parents, Carroll Irwin Kuntz and Lucille DeRosier Kuntz; one sister, Suzanne K. Tipton.

 

Bryant Kountz, a visionary entrepreneur and compassionate leader, passed away leaving a legacy of innovation, generosity, and love. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Bryant founded Allied Discount Tire and Brake, Inc. in 1983, establishing successful locations in Southwest Louisiana and Utah. His business acumen led him to his latest venture, acquiring Metal Shark Boats, with operations in Franklin, Jeanerette, Alabama, and Croatia.

 

Bryant was a dedicated member of Our Savior’s Church and a generous contributor to several other churches and ministries both locally and globally. His faith guided his actions and inspired his contributions to the community.

 

An avid conservationist, Bryant had a deep passion for preserving Louisiana's natural beauty and the majestic redwood trees of California. He was a proud member of the Louisiana Forestry Association, a member of the Louisiana Tree Farm Association, and earned the Tree Farmer of the Year award, a testament to his commitment to the environment. His efforts in wetland preservation and his dedication to tree conservation were well recognized and deeply respected.

 

Beyond his environmental contributions, Bryant was a successful cattleman and rancher, actively participating in the Cattleman’s Association. His ranches were not just a testament to his hard work but also a symbol of his love for the land and its sustainable use.

 

Bryant’s heart extended to those in need; he invested in individuals who were less fortunate, offering them opportunities to improve their lives. His generosity and support helped many navigate difficult circumstances, embodying his belief in the potential of every person.

 

A loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and leader, Bryant Kountz was the epitome of a genuine and loving human being who had a profound impact on everyone he encountered. He brought life and imagination to everything he touched. He will be truly missed by the many who knew and loved him, but his legacy will continue to inspire and uplift for generations to come.

 

Pallbearers will be Duane Waihi, J.B. Prudhomme, Eric Smith, Mark LaBorde, Greg Tyler, and Kevin Cook.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Kountz, Gene Kuntz, and Will Mills.

 

The Kountz family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to doctors, nurses, and staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, especially his personal physician's, Dr. Jay Jaikishen and Dr. Maximo Lamarche; and Karrie Broussard for her forever loyalty and dedication to the Kountz family for 27+ years. The family is forever grateful.  

 

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

 

Martin & Castille - SOUTHSIDE, 600 E. Farrel Road, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508, 337-984-2811

 




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Charles Bryant Kountz hosted by Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 1:00 pm in Our Savior’s Church in Lafayette for Charles Bryant Kountz, age 75, who passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, surrounded by his family and friends.

 

The family requests that visitation be observed at Our Savior’s Church, 1201 E. Broussard Rd. Lafayette, LA 70508, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 11:00 am until time of services.

 

Pastor Jacob Aranza and Pastor Eugene Reiszner will officiate at the services. Pastor Don Barrett will lead the graveside service.

 

Inurnment will be held at a 4:00 pm graveside service in Lyles Family Cemetery in Reeves, LA, at the end of Lyles Cemetery Road.

 

Survivors include his beloved wife of 56 years, Diane Nixon Kountz; his children, Vicki Kountz Waihi and her husband, Duane, Jill Kountz Prudhomme and her husband, J.B., Charles Bryant Kountz, II, and his wife, Kayla, and Kari Kountz Smith and her husband, Eric; fourteen grandchildren, Grace, Sophie, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Aiden, Karlie, Lillianne, Estelle, Luke, Josephine, Audrey, Adam, Jason, and Charlie; three siblings, John Kuntz and his wife, Gayle, Gene Kuntz and his wife, Susan, and Monique K. Marcantel and her husband, Bernard; and numerous nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends, all of whom will miss him dearly.

 

Preceded in death by his parents, Carroll Irwin Kuntz and Lucille DeRosier Kuntz; one sister, Suzanne K. Tipton.

 

Bryant Kountz, a visionary entrepreneur and compassionate leader, passed away leaving a legacy of innovation, generosity, and love. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Bryant founded Allied Discount Tire and Brake, Inc. in 1983, establishing successful locations in Southwest Louisiana and Utah. His business acumen led him to his latest venture, acquiring Metal Shark Boats, with operations in Franklin, Jeanerette, Alabama, and Croatia.

 

Bryant was a dedicated member of Our Savior’s Church and a generous contributor to several other churches and ministries both locally and globally. His faith guided his actions and inspired his contributions to the community.

 

An avid conservationist, Bryant had a deep passion for preserving Louisiana's natural beauty and the majestic redwood trees of California. He was a proud member of the Louisiana Forestry Association, a member of the Louisiana Tree Farm Association, and earned the Tree Farmer of the Year award, a testament to his commitment to the environment. His efforts in wetland preservation and his dedication to tree conservation were well recognized and deeply respected.

 

Beyond his environmental contributions, Bryant was a successful cattleman and rancher, actively participating in the Cattleman’s Association. His ranches were not just a testament to his hard work but also a symbol of his love for the land and its sustainable use.

 

Bryant’s heart extended to those in need; he invested in individuals who were less fortunate, offering them opportunities to improve their lives. His generosity and support helped many navigate difficult circumstances, embodying his belief in the potential of every person.

 

A loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and leader, Bryant Kountz was the epitome of a genuine and loving human being who had a profound impact on everyone he encountered. He brought life and imagination to everything he touched. He will be truly missed by the many who knew and loved him, but his legacy will continue to inspire and uplift for generations to come.

 

Pallbearers will be Duane Waihi, J.B. Prudhomme, Eric Smith, Mark LaBorde, Greg Tyler, and Kevin Cook.

 

Honorary Pallbearers will be Charles Kountz, Gene Kuntz, and Will Mills.

 

The Kountz family would like to extend their gratitude and appreciation to doctors, nurses, and staff at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, especially his personal physician's, Dr. Jay Jaikishen and Dr. Maximo Lamarche; and Karrie Broussard for her forever loyalty and dedication to the Kountz family for 27+ years. The family is forever grateful.  

 

View the obituary and guestbook online at www.mourning.com

 

Martin & Castille - SOUTHSIDE, 600 E. Farrel Road, Lafayette, Louisiana 70508, 337-984-2811

 




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Charles Bryant Kountz hosted by Martin & Castille Funeral Home.

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