August 8, 2012

De Roy Ryans

Sept. 17, 1936 - Aug. 1, 2012

CHICKASHA — De Roy Ryans went to be with his Savior Aug. 1, 2012 at his daughter’s home in Blanchard.

He was a man of amazing faith and held his family together with a love that knew no bounds.
De was born Sept. 17, 1936 in Cement, the fifth of 11 children born to Hamp and Ollie Ryans.

De married Glenda Maye Whaley Dec. 24, 1958 in Verden.  From their union came three daughters:  Janet, Annette and Kim, followed by 27 grand and great-grandchildren.

De worked as a master carpenter until he and Glenda started “Nuthin But Country” in 1984, and De retired from Ace Hardware in 2002.

He loved fishing and building furniture and spent a lot of time in his shop, on his tractor, and working to refurbish his boat.

“One link broken on earth; another link added in heaven”.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Hamp and Ollie (Cornell) Ryans;  infant sister, Katherine; four brothers, Johnny Ryans, Tooter Ryans, Marvin Ryans and Herman Ryans; and grandson-in-law, Corey Patterson.

De is survived by his wife, Glenda (Whaley) Ryans of the home; three daughters and their spouses; Janet and Richard Pettijohn, Annette and Mike Smith, and Kim and Terry McLead, all of Blanchard-; 27 grand and great-grandchildren, Cindy (Pettijohn) and Landon Lewis and children, Jenna and Cameron, Destiney (Smith) and Kendall Margerum and children, Tyler and Kinsey, Jarred and Shambra Pettijohn and children, Emily and Weston, Cheyenne Smith, Rebecca (McLead) and Chris Singley and children, Sadie and Nathan, Tara McLead and Chris Ratliff and child, Austin, Dena (Pettijohn) and Ryan Tauraianen, Brittanie (Smith) and Cory Trujillo and child, Alexia, Samantha McLead, and Shauna McLead; three sisters and their spouses;  Juanita and Mickey Snider of Cyril, Virginia and Freddie Humphreys of Lewiston, Idaho, and Lorene and Constintino Sousa of Galt, Calif.; two brothers and their spouses, Alvin and Gladys Ryans of Ninnekah and Allen Ryans of Duncan; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012 at Eisenhour Funeral Home Chapel in Blanchard.  Landon Lewis will officiate with interment held in the Laverty Cemetery.  Arrangements were under the direction of Eisenhour Funeral Home in Blanchard.  Online obituary and guestbook available at


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