Joseph Thomas Ryan, age 72, of Pulaski, Va., passed away Monday, May 5, 2014 at his home. Born July 16, 1941 in Carroll County, Va., he was the son of the late Joseph Thomas Ryan and Virgie Ruth Richardson Ryan. His wife, Maggie Ellen Peak Ryan; one son, Samuel “Bo” Ray Ryan; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel and Elsie Ryan, and sister, Katherine Ogle, also preceded him in death. Mr. Ryan attended Peak Creek Mission of Prayer. He was retired from Long Airdox with over 25 years of service.
Surviving are his children, Joseph DeWayne Ryan and Lynn of Pulaski, Va., Kathy Surface and husband, Bobby, of Dublin, Va., Rebecca Stevens of Pulaski, Va., and Rhonda Wright and husband, Garry, of Ivanhoe, Va.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; special friend of the family, Deanna Jones of Pulaski, Va.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 8, 11 a.m., in Bower Funeral Home Chapel, Pulaski, Va., with pastors Jim Linkous and Dale Akers officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Christian Church Cemetery, Draper, Va.
The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, 5-7, at Bower Funeral Home.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.bowerfuneralhome.com.
Bower Funeral Home, Pulaski, is handling arrangements for the Ryan family.