John William Ryman, 84, of Maurertown, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Greenfield in Woodstock. A graveside service will be held Saturday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m. at Sunset View Memorial Gardens in Woodstock. Reverends Derek Ritenour and Barbara Rhodes will officiate.
Mr. Ryman was born April 24, 1928 in Woodstock, son of the late Otis Lee Ryman Sr. and Mary Ellen Tewalt Ryman. He was a truck driver for 38 years having worked for Novick, Hemingway and Rich Products and was a part-time painter. He was a member of Calvary United Church of Christ where he had many leadership roles, sang in the choir and belonged to the Men of Calvary. He was former chairman of the Maurertown Citizens Club and former chairman of the Maurertown Neighborhood Watch. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Nellie Tucker, Margaret Rattle, Louise Walters, Mary Lee Ryman and Emma Lucy Jones and five brothers, Joseph Ryman, Roy Ryman, Ernie Ryman, Harry Ryman and Floyd Franklin Ryman.
John is survived by his wife, Retha Fern Polk Ryman; two sons, Larry Allen Ryman and his wife, Linda of Edinburg, and Kenneth Eugene Ryman and his wife, Janice of Woodstock; daughter, Judy Ellen Ryman Bauserman of Winchester and her companion, Stephen Ray Bennett; half sister, Joyce Smart of Toms Brook; half brother, Otis Lee Ryman Jr. of Mt. Jackson; three grandsons, Christopher, Jason and Darin Ryman; seven great grandchildren, Cody, Kelsey, Lexus, Jordyn, MacKenzie, Ty, and Noah; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Calvary U.C.C., 1299 Sheetz Mill Road, Woodstock, Va. 22664; Woodstock Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 221, Woodstock, Virginia 22664 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.
Friends may sign the register book Friday from 9-5 at Dellinger Funeral Home in Woodstock.