William “Butch” Ryan

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Funeral services honoring the life of Butch Ryan, were held August 3 at Union Springs Baptist Church with the Reverend Jimmy Price and the Reverend Chucky Clark officiating. Burial followed at Union Springs Cemetery in Converse.

Butch was born June 22, 1941 in Florence, Mississippi to Bree Ryan Sr. and Clinton Webb Ryan and entered into rest on July 31, 2019.

Butch spent most of his time outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and was a retired tugboat captain. Butch was a very loving husband, father, and grandfather. To know Butch was to love Butch.

He is preceded in death by his parents Bree and Clinton Ryan Sr.; brother, Bree Ryan Jr.; sister, Jeanette Ryan Pritchard and a son Bubba Ryan.

Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 52 years Mary Ann Ryan; daughters, Angie Ryan Pyles, and Liz Ryan Jett and husband Chris; sons, Bill Ryan and wife Sonya, Chad Mouser and wife Fran; brother, Richard Ryan and wife Ann; grandchildren, Nicole Melton and husband Brandon, Cory Mouser, Josh Pyles, Chelsey Meshell and husband Herman, Blake Ryan and wife Randilyn, Dalton Ryan and Megan Ryan; great-grandchildren, Baylor and Emmalee Melton, Case and Tinley Mouser, Skylar and Rylee Meshell and Seth Ryan, along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Pallbearers for Butch were Chase Fisher, Noel Hicks, Blake Ryan, Danny Raborn, Stacey Sneed, Herman Meshell, Josh Pyles and Casey Lum.

Honorary Pallbearers were Cory Mouser, Dalton Ryan, Danny West, Rand Cassell, Noonie Hicks, Perry Cochran and Christopher Cochran.

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