Beckley-Harold C. Ryder, 91, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. He was born Sept. 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 68 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.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 66 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; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Calvary United Methodist Church of Lewisburg. The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the church with burial following in the church cemetery. Reverend Emory Hanna will officiate.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.
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