Tracy Alva Ryder, age 56, of Upper Tract, formerly of Thornwood, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Grant Memorial Hospital in Petersburg, following a battle with cancer.
Born February 7, 1964, in Thornwood, he was a son of Barbara “Bobby” Darlene Lambert Ryder, of Thornwood, and the late Alton James Ryder, who preceded him in death July 16, 2001.
On February 20, 1987, Tracy married Armeda Faye Kimble Ryder, who survives in Upper Tract.
Tracy graduated from Pocahontas County High School. He had worked many years as a heavy equipment operator for William A. Hazel in Chantilly, Virginia, and as an OTR truck driver for various companies. He had a passion for hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, digging ramps, riding four wheelers, playing cards (especially poker and rook), watching football and fixing anything that was broken or didn’t run. Most of all, he loved to take his dog, “Molly,” for rides.
In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by two daughters, Jennifer Martin, (Travis), of Upper Tract, and Selina Rudolph, (Joe), of Winchester, Virginia; a sister, Ruby Warner, of Circleville; a brother, Rocky Ryder, of Thornwood; several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and cousins; a special buddy, Jacob Harman; and his furry friend, Molly.
Graveside service was held May 2 at Bowers Cemetery on Jake Hill Road in Upper Tract, with Pastor Rob Borror officiating.
Memorials may be made to charity of your choice.
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