Roy Bryant – Murder of Emmett Till, Wife, Death, Net worth

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Roy Bryant was the husband of Carolyn Bryant and the alleged murderer of Emmett Till.

Carolyn was a suspect in the Emmett Till murder investigation. Furthermore, Carolyn and her husband Roy were not penalized because there was insufficient evidence that they murdered Emmett.

Roy Bryant’s Early Life

Roy Bryant was born on 24th January 1931, Money, Mississippi, United States of America. According to astrology, his zodiac sign is Aquarius.

Roy Bryant’s Height, Weight & Body Measurement

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Roy Bryant stood at a height of  6 inches tall, and was 79 kilograms in weight. He had blue eyes, and he sported blonde hair.

Roy Bryant has a body measurement of 40-inch chest, 32-inch waist, and 35-inch hips.

Roy Bryant’s Parents & Siblings

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Roy Bryant is the son of Henry Ezra Bryant and Eula Morgan Bryant. He was raised together with two siblings, Mary Louise Bryant Campbell, and Doris Bryant.

Roy Bryant has a step-sibling named J.W. Milam.

Roy Bryant’s Nationality

Roy Bryant holds an American nationality and follows Christianity. And, he belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.

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Roy Bryant’s Wife

Roy Bryant was married until his death. Carolyn Bryant Donham was his first wife.

Their divorce was in sourced to the controversy surrounding the assassination of Emmett Till.

He married Vera Jo Orman Bryant later in life. Vera has been her girlfriend for a long time.

Vera is also no longer alive. She passed away on May 2, 2012, at the age of 79. Roy Bryant and Vera did not have any children.

Why Did Roy Bryant Kill Emmett Till?

Carolyn and her husband Roy Bryant  owned a Grocery & Meat Market, which is where Emmett allegedly “wolf-whistled” and exchanged words with Carolyn.

It was a sweltering summer day in August 1955 when Emmett, a bit of a troublemaker, walked into the store. Carolyn stated Emmett approached her behind the counter where she was working, grabbed her, made some obscene remarks, and then whistled at her as she walked away.

When Roy Bryant arrived home a few days later, he phoned his half-brother J.W., and the two abducted and murdered Emmett.

Roy and his brother Millam were later taken to court to be judged. Their court day was in September of 1955. They were found not guilty by an all-white jury.

Because of the outcome of the trial, many African-Americans were outraged because of the injustices surrounding the murder case.

Roy Bryant
Roy Bryant and his brother Millam were taken to court to be judged for abducting and murdering Emmett Till. Their court day was in September of 1955. They were found not guilty by an all-white jury.

Roy Bryant’s Death

Roy Bryant was reported to have passed away on 1st September 1994, in Ruleville, Sunflower County, Mississippi. He was 63 years old when he died.

Reports say he died of colon cancer. His half-brother J. W. Milam, who was involved in the murder case also died on December 30, 1980, at an age of 61, in Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi.

Roy Bryant’s Net worth

Roy Bryant before his demise at age 63 had a net worth estimated at $10 million which was a joint income between himself and his ex-wife, Carolyn.

Profile Summary

Name
Roy Bryant
Date of Birth
24th January
1931
Place of Birth
Money, Mississippi, United
States of America
Date of Death
1st September 1994
Age Before Death
63 years old 
Wife
Carolyn Bryant
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