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Myers Allen Ryder
1924 - 2014

Myers Allen Ryder, 90, of Wichita Falls passed away Sunday, Oct. 5.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Bible Baptist Church, Tenth & Austin, with Pastor Mike Rucker officiating.

Interment will follow in Crestview Memorial Park, Veterans Garden.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hampton Vaughan Funeral Home.

Mr. Ryder was born Aug. 26, 1924 in Gilliland, to the late William E Ryder, Sr. and Lillie (Myers) Ryder. He served in the cavalry of the U. S. Army during World War II. He married Alta Mae Bays on March 7, 1945, in Benjamin, and they moved to Wichita Falls in 1956. He was a member and former Deacon of Bible Baptist Church of Wichita Falls. He was employed by Darr Equpiment in Wichita Falls as a service representative, retiring in 1986 after 30 years with the company. He and Alta were members of the Good Sams RV Club, the Rockin’ Wheels Chapter for many years and enjoyed traveling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Bill Ryder, Melvin Ryder and Marvin Ryder; and sisters; Faye Jones and Edith Cash.

Survivors include his wife, Alta Mae Ryder; daughters, Vickie Lynn Shawn of Iowa Park and Deborah Annette LaBelle of Wichita Falls; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

In lieu of usual remembrances, the family suggests donations to Bible Baptist Church, 908 Austin St., Wichita Falls, TX 76301.

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