Billie Clay Ryan

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Roller-Christeson Funeral Home
519 N. Spring St.
Harrison, AR  72601
Monday, March 18, 2024
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Service Schedule
Funeral Service
Roller-Christeson Funeral Home
519 N. Spring St.
Harrison, AR  72601
Monday, March 18, 2024
11:00 AM
Maple Leaf Cemetery
Maplewood Cemetery Rd
Harrison, AR  72601

Billie Clay RyanI am a Veteran.

of Harrison, AR

December 14, 1937 - March 13, 2024

Billie C. Ryan, age 86, of Harrison, Arkansas passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 in Harrison, Arkansas. He was born December 14, 1937 at Bear Creek Springs, Arkansas, the son of Warren Ryan and Ethel Thomason Ryan. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Bonnie Nibert and Mary Tabor.

Bill worked for McKesson in the warehouse in Harrison for 42 years and Hudson Super Market. A member of the National Guard, he loved playing and singing music, working in his garden and fishing with Greg.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Ruble Ryan of 64 years; his son, Gregory C. Ryan; daughter, Shellie Ryan Delsanto; granddaughters, Kayla Delsanto Westwood and husband Kyle, and Elizabeth Ryan; grandson, Andy Delsanto; great-grandchild, Banks Westwood; 3 sisters, Alta King, Wanda Dorsey and Wilma Pollock; 2 brothers, Terry Ryan and Bert Ryan and his cat, Coco.

Visitation was an hour before the funeral.

The funeral service was held on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Roller-Christeson Funeral Home with Dr. James Bryant officiating.

Burial was in Maple Leaf Cemetery in Harrison, Arkansas.

Pallbearers were Larry Parsley, Joe Jones, Ronnie Deakins, John King, Chris Pratt and Dave McMurrin.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Tom and Cindy Langston, Kim and Gertie, Diane Jones, David and Jessica, Charles and Mary Ann, Linda Alford, Paul and Annie Lee, Carol and Carey, Fred Wilson, Bert Crawford and Bud Wallis.

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8 Condolence(s)
Carol Zimmer
Destin, FL
Monday, March 18, 2024

Hugs for you and your Mom. It's been a long road and he's finally at peace.

John and Cyd Everett
Ozark, MO
Monday, March 18, 2024

We can just picture Bill at the beach with his toes barely in the water, yelling “Come back, Andy! That’s far enough!” Rest in peace, Bill

Coleen Blevins (Blair)
72662, AR
Monday, March 18, 2024

I worked with Bill at McKesson many years ago and loved being around him. Always made me laugh no matter what was taking place that day a work.
Sor sorry for your families loss.

Coleen Blevins

Kelly Davis
Russellville, AR
Sunday, March 17, 2024

I first met Mr. Ryan when I arrived in Harrison to work for Mass Merchandisers. Part of my training was working in the warehouse where we first met. He took me in like we had known each other for years. Thank you, Mud, for all the memories! Prayers to the family.

Kayla Westwood
Tampa, FL
Sunday, March 17, 2024

I never thought this day would come. You’ll always be my hero and father figure papa. I’ll cherish our days together forever. From feeding the fish at devitos, to teaching me to bait and cast a line, showing me how to pick a tomato off the vine and eat it like an apple, dig up potatoes, and the value of loving country music. I’ll miss you for the rest of my entire life and can’t wait to run to hug you again someday in heaven. I hope heaven has a big enough field so you can plant some corn! I love you papa.

Carey L Montgomery
Richmond, KY
Saturday, March 16, 2024

This is so much our extended family. We love you guys dearly. I wish I could play guitar one more time with him.
Revelation 21:4
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain,for the old order of things has passed away.
Love all of you so much.

Shane Jones
Harrison, AR
Friday, March 15, 2024

Mud was a great man and true friend to my dad. Growing up I can’t remember when he wasn’t around playing music or pitching horseshoes with dad. He had the jokes that would make you shake your head and a handshake like a vise grip. He will be missed! SJ

Phyllis Wright
Mountain Grove, MO
Friday, March 15, 2024

Shellie and family,
Shellie I am so sorry to see where your Dad passed. He was such a "hoot". I know how much you loved your Dad. Time will help heal and God will be right their with you every step of the way.
Love to you and your precious family