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Eugene Ryals

May 17, 1931 — July 18, 2022

EUGENE RYALS OF SCHULTER OKLAHOMA, LEFT THIS TEMPORARY HOME ON MONDAY JULY 18, 2022, AT THE AGE OF 91. HE WAS BORN IN TAHLEQUAH OKLAHOMA ON MAY 17, 1931 TO MELVIN AND UNA (MANES) RYALS. HE MARRIED BETTY JEAN THATCHER ON OCTOBER 28th 1950. THEY WERE MARRIED FOR 60 YEARS AT THE TIME OF HER PASSING IN 2011.

EUGENE LIVED A FULL LIFE WITH MANY JOBS, INTERESTS AND HOBBIES. AS A TEENAGER HE TRAVELED TO CALIFORNIA TO PICK FRUIT AND HITCHHIKED BACK TO TAHLEQUAH. HE WORKED IN A SERVICE STATION IN HENRYETTA, DROVE DUMP TRUCKS, AND BUILT BRIDGES. HE LOVED TO BRAG THAT THE BRIDGES HE BUILT ON HWY 75, I40 AND TAHLEMENA DRIVE WERE STILL STANDING AND ONLY TOOK MONTHS TO COMPLETE INSTEAD OF YEARS LIKE NOW. HE RETIRED FROM GENERAL MANUFACTURING IN OKMULGEE AS A WELDER FOR 27 YEARS. WHEN NOT WORKING, HE LOVED HUNTING. FIRST AS A COON HUNTER AND THEN A WOLF HUNTER. HE ALSO GREW SOME AWESOME GARDENS. IN LATER YEARS HE DEFINITLY LOVED CASINOS. HE COULD TELL YOU WHERE FREE-PLAY WAS EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK. HE LOVED FAMILY GATHERINGS AND A GOOD PARTY, ESPECIALLY IF IT WAS FOR HIM.

HE IS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS MELVIN AND UNA, HIS WIFE BETTY, TWO SISTERS: JANELL CURTIS AND MARY WALLACE, THREE BROTHERS: DOYLE RYALS AND TWINS RONALD AND DONALD RYALS.

SURVIVORS INCLUDE HIS SISTER BEULAH WREN OF TAHLEQUAH OKLAHOMA, HIS DAUGHTER DIANA (RYALS) DREESSEN OF PETTIT OKLAHOMA ,SON MIKE RYALS AND WIFE CARLA OF SCHULTER OKLAHOMA, AND SON RON RYALS AND WIFE ANGIE OF OKMULGEE OKLAHOMA, GRAND CHILDREN REGINA POTTER AND HUSBAND JOHN OF OKMULGEE OKLAHOMA, DAVID STOGNER AND WIFE JONNA OF OWASSO OKLAHOMA, MICHELLE LEHMAN AND HUSBAND KAIDEN OF HULBERT OK, MICHAEL RYALS AND WIFE STEPHANIE OF KIEFER OKLAHOMA, ANTHONY RYALS AND WIFE BRITTANIE OF SCHULTER OK, TIFFANY RYALS OF HENRYETTA OKLAHOMA, AND WYATT RYALS OF OKMULGEE OKLAHOMA, 13 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN AND MANY NEICES AND NEPHEWS.

VISITATION WILL BE AT INTEGRITY FUNERAL SERVICE IN HENRYETTA, OKLAHOMA ON THURSDAY JULY 21, 2022, FROM 3:00 PM UNTIL 8:00 PM.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT INTEGRITY FUNERAL SERVICE IN HENRYETTA OKLAHOMA ON FRIDAY JULY 22, 2022 AT 1:00 PM. INTERMENT WILL FOLLOW AT WESTLAWN CEMETERY IN HENRYETTA, OKLAHOMA.

SERVING AS PALLBEARERS WILL BE DAVID STOGNER, MICHAEL RYALS, ANTHONY RYALS, JUSTIN RHOADS, NICOLAS POTTER AND WYATT RYALS

ARRANGEMENTS AND SERVICES HAVE BEEN ENTRUSTED TO INTEGRITY FUNERAL SERVICE, 410 EAST TRUDGEON, HENRYETTA, OKLAHOMA, 918-652-6600, WWW.INTEGRITYFUNERALSEVICE.COM.
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