Paul Bryant Phinizy at the age of 96 peacefully passed away on August 30, 2016. Bryant was born in Lumpkin Georgia but has lived in Arizona for the past 84 years. Bryant is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Violet Post, his parents and sisters. He is survived by his second wife Ella Gilmore and his five children: Gretna & (Tom) Palmer, Pam & (Ken) Crosby, Helen & (Glen) Kennedy, Pauline & (Dana) Holgate, Paul & (Ollie) Phinizy. Bryant also leaves behind 27 grandchildren, 110 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, his brother Robert Phinizy. Services for Bryant will be held at the LDS church; 7145 E. Monterey Ave. in Mesa on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 with a viewing at 9:00 a.m. and services beginning at 10:00 a.m. His body will be laid to rest in the Mesa Cemetery.