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Mr.  J. Nick Ryan

Obituary for Mr. J. Nick Ryan

September 25, 1943 - August 25, 2019
Murray, Kentucky | Age 75


Mr. J. Nick Ryan, age 75, of Murray, Kentucky, died on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House in Murray, Kentucky.
Mr. Ryan was born in Murray, Kentucky, on September 25, 1943, to the late J.N. "Buddy" Ryan and Faye (Wiggins) Ryan. Mr. Ryan worked as a car salesman for many years and was previously employed at Dwain Taylor Chevrolet. He was a member of the Glendale Road Church of Christ and has served as the 5th grade Sunday School Class teacher for 18 years. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, and was well known for his cooking talents. Not only did he enjoy his many past-times, but his greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Ryan was preceded in death by one sister, June Ryan Roberts. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Thurmond) Ryan of Murray, whom he married on November 23, 1962; one daughter, Amelia "Amy" Houston and husband Keith of Murray; one son, J. David Ryan and wife Tina of Murray; one niece, Lynn Paschall and husband Darren of Murray; four grandchildren, Ryan Houston and wife Brittney, Taylor Houston and wife Chelsey , Robyn Darnell and husband Seth, Hannah Ryan and fiancé Jonathan Curd; as well as five great-grandchildren, Lawson and Charlotte Houston, Dex and Cash Darnell, and Kane Houston.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Glendale Road Church of Christ with Garry Evans, Steven Hunter, and Johnny Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Murray City Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Glendale Road Church of Christ.
Expressions of sympathy can be made to the Anna Mae Owen Residential Hospice House, 803 Poplar Street, Murray, Kentucky 42071.
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