Bob Ryland
1920 - 2020
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Bob Ryland was a professional tennis player who was the first Black player to compete professionally.

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Published in Observer Group on Aug. 13, 2020.
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September 19, 2020
September 10, 2020
I did not know anything about this man (Mr.Bob Ryland ) until Today of Sept.10th 2020. It really showed what an impact This man had on The Pro. Tennis World without really not knowing him in The Everyday Sports World in General. We (ALL) are Still Learning about Black History. Rest In Peace (Mr. Ryland.
Anthony Hughes
August 16, 2020
Mr. Ryland paved the way for future black professional tennis players. Deep saddened for your loss. He is resting in Gods memory.
JE Sowell
August 16, 2020
Condolences to the family of this tennis legend.
Alice Harmon
August 16, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the Ryland Family. Take comfort in the God of all comfort who is near to give you the strength that you need.
August 15, 2020
Sincere condolences to the Ryland Family, May the God of Comfort mend and bind up your grieving hearts with peace and loving kindness as you cope in His strength with the precious loss in your lives. Bob left a legacy behind that will never be forgotten.
August 15, 2020
Truly an inspiration, he will be missed by many but not forgotten by any. My deepest condolences to the Ryland family, may God be with all of you at this time of your sorrow.
August 14, 2020
August 14, 2020
Deep heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Mr Bob Ryland. What a tremendous legacy he left. May continue find great pride and joy in his accomplishments and may the God of all comfort , strengthen and sustain you.
Mike C
August 14, 2020
My sincere condolence for the family and friends of Mr Bob Ryland,so sorry for your loss he will be dearly missed,may God comfort your hearts and minds and strengthen you during this most difficult time
August 14, 2020
My heartfelt condolences to the Ryland family, so very sorry for your loss. Mr. Roland was a remarkable man, his contribution to the world of tennis will forever be remembered. May God be with you all.
August 13, 2020
Our hearts are saddened for the loss of your dearly beloved Mr. Ryland. May the God of tender mercies grant you all love, peace and comfort during this most difficult time. We know that you must be so very proud of his accomplishments and legacy, touching the lives of many!!!

MM, Jackson, MS
August 13, 2020
To the family I offer my sincere condolences. May our Heavenly Father keep Mr Ryland in his merciful memory. Rest in peace Mr. Ryland!
August 13, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the family for a life well lived, etched in the memory of all who knew him. May the God of ALL comfort, comfort you with his tender mercy during this time.
August 13, 2020
My condolences.
August 13, 2020
Rest Bob, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.

Thank you for your service to this nation. U.S. Army, WWII.
Harry Simpson
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