Obituary: Thomas Jr. Ryan

August 26, 1927-February 14, 2020

Thomas Jr. Ryan, 92, of Bedford died at 10:38 p.m. on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Westview Nursing and Rehabilitation.

Born August 26, 1927, he was the son of Thomas and Melvina (Bray) Ryan. He married Opal Mae “Polly” Morrison on January 10, 1948, and she preceded him in death on June 16, 2003. He was a forklift driver at General Motors of 32 years and had a lawn care service.

Survivors include two sons: Tim Ryan and his fiancé Frieda Wright, and Larry Ryan of Shoals; one daughter: Karen James of Tell City; two sisters: Amelia Bricker and husband Robert of Muncie, and Kathleen Waltke and husband Johnnie of Bloomington; 15 grandchildren: Thomas Lee, Donille, Rachel, Stacey, Deanna, Caitlin, Jennifer, Jamie, Jeremy, Justin, Nikki, Christopher, Matthew, Alexander, and Theresa; several great-grandchildren; a daughter-in-law: Jami Ryan of Heltonville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Polly, one son, Danny Ryan; three daughters: Janice Lewis, Becky Sears, and Tammy Brock; a
daughter-in-law, Monica Ryan; a son-in-law, David Sears; two grandsons: Clinton Ryan, and Brian James; three great-grandchildren; three brothers: Lester, Robert “Bobby” and Frank Ryan; two sisters: Erline Ryan, and Geneva Underwood.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 19th at the Day & Carter Mortuary. Following Junior’s wishes, cremation will follow. A celebration of his life will follow at a later date.

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