Harold Ryder

Harold C. Ryder, 91, passed away in Beckley, WV, on Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

He was born on September 18, 1927, in Bartow, WV.

Harold graduated from Green Bank High School. After serving in the U.S. 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, WV.

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, and Seth, David, Andrew, Michael, and Katherine Allen; sisters, Carolyn Kiene and Kathleen Stone; sister-in-law, Marlene Ryder; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., in the church with the Rev. Emory Hanna officiating. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, December 2, 2018, from 1-2 p.m., at the Calvary United Methodist Church of Lewisburg.

Send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the November 29, 2018 edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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