William Washington “Bill” Ryder, age 80, died peacefully in his sleep, Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the home of his daughter, following a long illness.
Born March 21, 1937, at Mountain Grove, Virginia, he was a son of the late Chris and Bessie Ryder.
Bill was a retired construction superintendent, overseeing many jobs, including the floodwall in Williamson and the Bath County Pump Storage Dam in Virginia. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Master Mason, belonging to Huntersville Lodge #65 and the
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He enjoyed woodworking and was an avid gardener in his retirement.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Marcelle Wilcox Ryder; and a son, Larry E. Ryder.
He is survived by a son, W. Michael Ryder, and wife, Mitz, of Marlinton; a daughter, Shelia Cutlip, and companion, Michael Rodgers, of Marlinton; two sisters, Marilyn Alvaro, of Fairmont, and Vicki Parker, and husband, Jerry, of Huntersville; seven grandchildren, Nicole Ryder, and husband, Andrew, Melissa Ryder, Ashli Diller, and husband, Caleb, Justin Ryder, and companion, Amanda, Megan Miller, and Kelly, Jacob Cutlip, and wife, Bekka, and Katelyn Ryder, and companion, Jonathan; six great-grandchildren, Dylan, Kiersten, Colton, Emily, Kegan and Slaytee; many nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Scout.
Per his wishes, the body will be cremated. A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 24, 2 p.m. at the mausoleum at Mountain View Cemetery.