Obituary Details

Robert Wilson Ryals

July 22, 1950 - July 18, 2014

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Time:
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Mass

Location:
St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Friday, July 25, 2014
Service Time:
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Robert (Bob) Wilson Ryals Jr, 63, of Raleigh died July 18 , 2014 at Duke Raleigh Hospital. He was born July 22,1950 in Fort Benning, Ga and is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Vivian Ryals, of 41 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Wilson Ryals, Sr., CSM (Army Ret.), and Joyce Duke Ryals.

He founded Robert Ryals Painting and Wallpaper in 1979 in Raleigh. He was the past President of the Raleigh chapter of the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). He was a Veteran of the US Army and served in Vietnam.

Robert is survived also by a daughter, Rachel Ryals Rogers, veteran, USAF, and her husband, MSgt. Mark Rogers, of Tinker AFB, OK; son, Robert W. Ryals, III, veteran, USAF, and his wife, Martha Ryals, of Raleigh; sister, Joyce Ryals, of Southern Pines; brother, Richard Ryals, veteran, USAF, and his wife, Joanne Ryals, of Murrells Inlet, SC; six grandchildren and many loving family and friends.

The visitation will be Thursday July 24, at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, from 7pm to 9pm. Robert's funeral will be Friday, July 25 at 4pm at St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church, 11401 Leesvile Road, Raleigh, officiating by Fr. David McBriar, OFM. A reception will follow the mass at the church in the Founder's Room.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, by calling 1-800-227-2345 or by going to donate.cancer.org
Posted by:
mike evon
Posted on:
August 1, 2015
I was best man at bob and Maryann wedding .. Great couple .. He was a comforting soul .. And a great person .. As bragging grandparents go .. After catching up .. I told him about my twin granddaughters... He laughed and told his three of a kind beat my pair .. Triplets .. He will be missed .. Mike evon
Posted by:
Barbara Fowler
Posted on:
February 6, 2015
Bob was my very first boyfriend. We met in Coco Solo, Canal Zone in the 10th grade. I have wonderful memories of Bob and I riding the train back and forth across Panama to the football games. I saw this pic and recognized his smile. R.I.P. Bob, thanks for the memories. Barbara Eissing Fowler
Posted by:
Charlie, Doris Sheen & Family
Posted on:
July 22, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family MaryAnn. Bob will be so missed......His friendly smile and warm gestures always made everyone feel welcome.
Though we knew him only through Renee' and David we so enjoyed when ever we were together...Bob always made us feel like part of the family when we were together... God bless you and give you strength in the coming days... The Sheen Family
Posted by:
Stephen Kueny
Posted on:
July 22, 2014
I can honestly say that we have all lost a wonderful person. When I moved here to North Carolina back in the mid-80's, Bob and Mary Ann opened their doors to me and became my very first Family here. They both showed me what Southern Hospitality is all about. His Love for Mary Ann, Robert Jr. and Rachel is one all of us should follow. Bob had a great ear for Music and introduced me to many new sounds; even a remote music channel off the coast of Africa. Bob's artistic talent is now part of our home here. He plastered a room and added his special touch and transformed it to one of his pieces of art. We now have a place here to enjoy his talent and Spirit. I can only say he is sadly missed by all that Love him.
Posted by:
Teresa Pace
Posted on:
July 21, 2014
We will never forget the endless patience and enthusiasm Bob showed our girls when it came to discovering the snakes, turtles, dragonflies, beetles, fireflys and other inhabitants of our yards. I often felt like he was the grandpa close by that the girls do not have and they were the grandaughters he wished were closer to Raleigh. A special neighbor to us who will be missed. The Pace Family
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Mass

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
11401 Leesville Road
RALEIGH, NC 27613
919-847-8205
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Cemetery

Unknown Location