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Billy Ray Ryans, 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 201715-Feb-2017
Billy Ray Ryans, age 81, of Oklahoma City, passed away February 14, 2017. He was born August 15, 1935, in Lawton, Oklahoma to William Thomas and Ruby Irene (McLoud) Ryans. Billy enjoyed fishing. He was a very hands-on person and quite the handyman. Billy could fix anything. He was a diesel mechanic and owned and operated Ryan’s Trucking Company. Billy loved watching Fox News and anything on the Discovery Channel. He enjoyed playing cards and dominoes as well as shooting pool and darts. Billy was good at so many different things. He loved working crossword puzzles and he was so good at them, he worked them in ink. Billy loved his family. He ruled with an iron fist. It was his way or the highway. He loved kids – not only his kids, but the kids in the neighborhood. He bought them gifts and fed them. He was a very good man and will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Billy is survived by 4 kids, Billy Ryans, Jr. & wife, Darlene, of Del City, Oklahoma, Tammy Ryans, of Mustang, Oklahoma, Michelle Johnson & husband, Brook, of Harrah, Oklahoma, and Lids Patzack & husband, Rusty, of Wilburton, Oklahoma; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many siblings; and a host of other loving family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Rebecca Lynn Foster; and numerous brothers and sisters. Funeral Services for Billy will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, February 16, 2017, in the chapel of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway, in Moore, Oklahoma. Interment to follow at Worley Cemetery, in Oklahoma City., Oklahoma. Services are under the direction of the John M. Ireland Funeral Home.