Harold C. Ryder

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Harold C. Ryder

September 18, 1927 - November 28, 2018

Harold C. Ryder LEWISBURG [ndash] Harold C. Ryder, 91, passed away in Beckley, WV, on November 28, 2018.
He was born September 18, 1927, in Bartow, WV.
Harold graduated from Green Bank High School. After serving in the Army he graduated from Concord College where he played football, basketball and received his Bachelor's Degree in Education. He received his Master's Degree in Administration from West Virginia University.
Mr. Ryder was a resident of Greenbrier County for sixty-eight years. He was an administrator and teacher for 37 years in the Greenbrier County School System.
Mr. Ryder also coached high school football and basketball in Rupert and Lewisburg.
Harold belonged to the Lewisburg Lions and Richlands Ruritan Clubs, WV Farm Bureau, NEA, and WVEA. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Lewisburg.
He was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-six years, Nancy Hern Ryder; parents, Stewart and Verlie Ryder; granddaughter, Ruth Allen; son-in-law, Dallas McGinnis; sister, Marguerite Miles; brothers, Richard, Leon, and Charles Ryder; brothers-in-law, Chris Keine and Todd Stone; and sister-in-law, June Ryder.
He is survived by daughter, Debra Allen and husband Darrell, daughter Rebecca McGinnis; grandchildren, Erin McGinnis, Seth, David, Andrew, Michael, and Katherine Allen; sisters, Carolyn Kiene and Kathleen Stone; sister-in-law Marlene Ryder; nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 at the Calvary United Methodist Church of Lewisburg. The memorial service will be held at 2:00 in the church with burial following at the church cemetery. Reverend Emory Hanna, officiating.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.
Published on November 29, 2018
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Michele Martin
Nov 30, 2018
I got the honor in meeting and taking care of Mr. Ryder for awhile at Harpermills. He stole my heart from day one, we spent many evenings going up and down the hall laughing and talking, sharing a soda and recess cups. He is a wonderful inspiring man and will be missed. I'm sure Nancy greeted him at the gates of heaven with open arms because his search for her has now ended and they are reunited. Really grew to love this man and enjoyed every moment with him. My dearest ssympothy goes out to the family.