Carson Jacob Ryman, 89, of Maurertown, passed away Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Consulate Health Care in Woodstock. The funeral will be held Wednesday, December 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Toms Brook United Methodist Church. Reverend Robert Throckmorton will officiate. Burial, with military honors by Woodstock American Legion Post #199, will follow in Saumsville Cemetery in Maurertown.
Mr. Ryman was born February 2, 1924 in Fishers Hill, son of the late William L. Ryman and Pearl Racey Ryman. He was an army veteran of World War II. He was a carpenter, self-employed huckster and retired in 1988 as assistant building inspector for Shenandoah County. He was a member of Toms Brook United Methodist Church for 67 years and was a member of the Methodist Men. He was a 50 year member of Shenandoah Lodge #82 of International Order of Odd Fellows, and member of Massanutten Antique Tractor and Gasoline Engine Club. He volunteered at the Clothes Closet, Shenandoah County Weekday Religious Education and the Gideons. He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Day Ryman; two brothers, Lester Ryman and Arthur Ryman and three sisters, Mary Clem, Bessie Clem and Dorothy Williams.
He is survived by two sons, Gene Hamman and wife Barbara of Fort Valley and Leo Ryman and wife Gloria of Maurertown; daughter, Joyce French and husband Orrin of Woodstock; two sisters, Alice Payne of Strasburg and Mabel Rickard of Middletown; four grandchildren, Valerie Cale and husband David, O.L. French and wife Shauna, Candy Phillips and husband Brett, and Jim Ryman and wife Marty, and nine great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.
Memorial contributions may be made to Toms Brook United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 99, Toms Brook, VA 22660.