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Obituary-Tracy Ryder



 

 

         Tracy Ryder, 31, of Ona, W.Va., passed away July 28, 2007. He was born May 4, 1976, in Huntington. He is survived by his father, Paul Ryder, and his fiancée, Penny Finley, of Ona, and his mother, Paula Ryder Shuff, and her companion, Ron Mansfield, of Huntington; his very loyal companion, Duke; two sisters, Stacy Carson and Kari Ryder; son Richard Curtis Ryder Hager; one very special aunt, Vivian Collins; one very special grandmother, Ruth N. Woodard Ryder with whom he lived with for several years; his maternal grandparents, Bud and Margaret Shuff; one niece, Chloe Ryder Lusher; two nephews, Alex and Josh Carson; one brother-in-law, Steve Carson; two stepsisters, Sheena Ward and Melissa Wetherholt; four stepbrothers, Chris Chapman, Johnathon, Matt and Aaron Wetherholt; two step-nephews, Jeremiah Samples and Ethan Ward.

         He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Curtis Ryder and an uncle, Charles "Shorty" Collins. He was loved by everyone that knew him. He will be sadly missed by all. Tracy had a love and talent for horses. He was a great rider, trainer and farrier. His little horse buddy Haley Whittington will ride in his honor.

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