James C. Ryder, 76

July 26, 2011

OCT. 24, 1934-JULY 25, 2011

James Charles “Jimmy” Ryder, 76, of Daisy Drive, Hagerstown, passed away Monday, July 25, 2011, at his home.

Born in Hagerstown, Oct. 24, 1934, he was the son of the late Charles and Mary Patterson Ryder.

He attended Hagerstown-area schools.

He was employed by Martin’s Elevator, Horst Milk Transfer and D.M. Bowman.

He was a life member of the American Motorcycle Association and a member of the AARP.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Shirley M. (Kendall) Ryder, whom he married May 3, 1969; daughter, Deborah “Debbie” Jester and companion, Frederick Hewitt, of Hagerstown; son, William Garrett Ryder and wife, Connie, of Maugansville; brother, John Ryder and wife, Rayetta, of Hagerstown; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Delores Sprecher.

Services will be held Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 10 a.m. at J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, with Pastor Tim Crosby officiating.

Internment will be in Smithsburg Cemetery.

Family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. Inc., P.O. Box 716, 13730 Maugansville Road, Maugansville, MD 21767.

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