Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 4, 2013 9:05 am EDT


MOUNT VERNON — Gary Lee Ryder, 66, formerly of Texas and currently of Mount Vernon, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Knox Community Hospital.

He was born March 30, 1947, in Columbus, to the late Ray and Marcine (Spangler) Ryder.

Gary was a graduate of Cornell University and was a member of the Elks Lodge in Mount Vernon. He was a compassionate person and enjoyed outdoor activities, especially fishing. To his family and friends, Gary was a handyman and jack-of-all trades.

He is survived by his daughter, Shannon Ryder of Tyler, Texas; a granddaughter, Madison; stepson, Stephen Ryder of San Antonio, Texas; a brother, Brad (Lynda) Ryder of Bangor, Maine; his very special friend, Irene Williams of Mount Vernon and her family; Michael and Kim Williams, Zach Williams, Alex Williams and Kenny Mickley.

The family will observe a private graveside service at a later date.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is in charge of arrangements for the Ryder family. To view this obituary or leave the family a private condolence, visit

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