Edwin O'Briant, 87, of Durant passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at the Mississippi State Veterans Home in Kosciusko, MS.
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Edwin had retired from the Mississippi State Highway Department after 13 years. The last few years of his employment he worked maintenance at the rest area on Highway 55. He also served in the U. S. Navy, and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Durant.
Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, D. C. and Nellie Welch O'Briant, and his wife Eleanor O'Briant.
Edwin is survived by his son Eddie (Chie) O'Briant of Madison MS, daughters Dolores Petersen (Steve) of Kosciusko MS, and Diane Cole of Little Rock AR.
He is survived by his brothers Durward (Dorothy) O'Briant of West MS and Bobby Joe O'Briant (Linda Kay) of Kosciusko MS and 5 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren.
Visitation will be Wednesday June 9th at Southern Funeral Home in Lexington from 12 noon until the service time at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Burial will be at Mizpah Cemetery in Durant MS.