Hershel Van Ryan
September 21, 1926 to February 13, 2012 Hershel Van Ryan age 85, of Hueytown, AL, passed away on February 13, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife, Laverne Alene Ryan and parents, Willie Eugene and Virgie Lee Ryan. Survivors: son, Roger Ryan (Patsy); daughters, Gail Bristow (Alton) and Susan Watson (Dennis); grandchildren, Mark Watson (Paula), Al'lora Leonhardt (Mark), Rodney Watson (Kelly), Ryan Bristow (Paula), Joseph Bristow (Carrie), Caleb Ryan, Celina Ryan, Ethan Ryan and great grandchildren, Cody Watson, Christopher Leonhardt, Dustin Watson, Carissa Leonhardt, Chesley Bristow, Abbigail Bristow, Emileigh Bristow, Kaylie Watson, Lauren Bristow, Saul Watson, Joseph Bristow. Funeral services will be held at Hueytown Church of God Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7:00 P.M. with burial Friday, February 17, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. at Forest Grove Memorial Gardens. Rev. Alton Bristow, Rev. Ryan Bristow; Rev. Mark Leonhardt and Rev. Michael Woods officiating. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2012, 5:00-7:00 P.M. at the church.
Our Dad and Pawpaw, an upright Christian man was lovable, caring, forgiving, hardworking and loved life. He has met his prized goal, to be in Heaven with Jesus, Mother, loved-ones and friends. In lieu of flowers, a memorial expression may be made to the Hueytown Church of God for the Bread of Life Orphanage or church ministries.
Sandra Maxwell Putman
Ryan Family, you are all in my prayers. We will miss Bro. Van, but rejoice that he is now with Jesus, Sis. Laverne, his parents and friends in Heaven. Our loss of this fine christian man is truly Heaven's gain.