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Herchel Ryan

October 16, 1942 — November 16, 2020

Moundville, Alabama

Herchel Ryan

Herchel Wayne Ryan, age 78 of Moundville passed away on November 16, 2020, at UAB Birmingham. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2020, at 11:00 am at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Kenneth Wyatt and  Rev. Stacy Kelley officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing.

He is preceded in death by his father; William "Pet" Ryan, mother; Nannie Mae Sims Ryan, sisters; Ileane Ryan Davis (Bill), Mary Ruth Ryan Johnston (Buddy), Doris Jean Ryan Hoggle (Edgar), Ina Faye Ryan Weaver (A.W.), brothers; William Lindberg Ryan (Mutt), and Wilford O. Ryan (Dorothy).

Survivors include his wife Sandra Ellen Taylor Ryan, son; Timothy Wayne Ryan (Sonia Huffstutler Ryan), brother; Thomas Larry Ryan (Cam Faulkner Ryan) grandchildren; Taylor Wayne Ryan (Karlie Nichols Ryan), Tyler Westley Ryan (Sherrell Ann Rayfield Ryan), great grandchildren; Madden Elizabeth Ryan, Fisher Westley Ryan, and Maren Joyce Ryan.

Herchel was born in 1942 in Perry County Alabama. He graduated from Hale County High School in 1960. He married Sandra Taylor in 1965.They had one son Tim Ryan in 1969. Pop started Ryan Painting in 1969 and still operate today. Pop retired in 2003 and has remained in Moundville ever since. Herchel acquired the name Pop from his grandchildren and from that day on he became Pop and Sandra became Granny to everyone. Pop and Granny enjoyed traveling to Gatlinburg, Pops favorite place on earth, he loved looking at all the animals and different colors of the leaves. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with his grandsons Taylor and Tyler, both married beautiful and loving girls Karlie Nichols and Sherrell Ann Rayfield and Pop loved them and treated them like his own. The great grandchildren came and Pop was over joyed, Madden, Fisher and Maren kind of took over where the boys left off. If you knew Pop you know he loved cars and trucks, you never knew what he would drive up in. He loved the Lord and he loved worshipping and going to church. He loved going to gospel singings and singing in church himself. He was always glad to sing whenever he wa needed. Pop loved life and it loved him. Pop was larger than our family. He touched so many lives that we never knew. The outpouring of love for Pop is overwhelming. Pop was a loving husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, grandfather-in-law, and great grandfather. He will always be lovingly remembered as Pop.

Pallbearers are Bobby Tidmore, Chad Wyatt, Kip Ryan, Lewis Vice, Carl Hardman, Nevin Tidmore, Joey Harbin, Keith Davis.

Honorary pallbearers are Tammy Cook, Jana Payne, Teri Walton, his friends at Jack's, Bobby, Ruth and Chad Wyatt.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

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