Richard Ryals "Geezer" 62, of Dothan, Ala., passed away April 24, 2014 after a brief illness. His devoted wife and best friend Kathy, was at his side. He was a member of Bear Creek Assembly, Panama City, and attended Southside Baptist Church of Dothan. Richard was an avid hunter, love to fish, and loved the Lord. He had faith and hope to the end, no matter how tough the illness was he had such "Courage and Boldness". Richard was employed by Martin Brower Inc. of Atlanta.
Survivors are his wife of 23 years Kathy; his son, Richard Allen Ryals (Tammy); grandson, Colton Joshua and granddaughter Alixandra Jordan.
A very special loving thank you to his friends and caregiver, Dot Bravo and husband Jose Bravo. A celebration of life service for Richard was held at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Southside Baptist Church, Dothan, Ala. A time of remembrance was from 2 p.m., until time of service. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to the Catholic Social Services, C/O Richard Ryals, P.O. Box 6164, Dothan, Alabama 36302. Serving as ushers will be Darrin Frasier, Colton Ryals, Uncle Jeff Tabor and Steve Creamer should anyone need assistance. Expressions of sympathy may be submitted online www.williamsfhs.com.
Williams Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.