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Thomas Franklin Ryder

Midland, Virginia

Apr 16, 1941 – Nov 18, 2011 (Age 70)


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Moser Funeral Home Obituary

Thomas F. Ryder, 70 of Midland, VA died on Nov. 18, 2011 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital. He was born on April 16, 1941 at Bethel, VA a son of the late Pearlie and Warren Ryder. Tommy was retired after 32 ½ years of service as an employee of R. L. Rider & Co. in Warrenton . He is survived by his wife of 49 years Shirley Miller Ryder; six children- Kevin Ryder, Lynn Fletcher, Jackie Cleveland, Scott Ryder, Michael Ryder and Miracle Jean Ryder; two brothers William and Wesley Ryder; two sisters Elizabeth Kerns and Ethel Kennedy; ten grandchildren- Kert Ryder, Keifer Broyles, Jennifer, Tracey and Megan Fletcher; John, Joshua, and Justin Cleveland, Davis and Katelyn Ryder. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service which will begin at 11:00 AM on Friday, Dec. 2 at Grace United Methodist Church, near Hartwood. Pastors Brenda Pusso and Hank McCaslin will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 13056 Elk Ridge Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.

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