William Burton Ryan Jr.

Published 12:40 pm Friday, May 10, 2024

William Burton Ryan, Jr. passed away Wednesday, May 8,  at home. Burt was the son of the late Polly Martin and William Burton Ryan Sr.

Burt worked for the Vicksburg Police Department and retired with ten years of service.

He was a member of the Elks Lodge BPOE 90 and a member of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Chapter 114.

Email newsletter signup

Sign up for The Vicksburg Post's free newsletters

Check which newsletters you would like to receive
  • Vicksburg News: Sent daily at 5 am
  • Vicksburg Sports: Sent daily at 10 am
  • Vicksburg Living: Sent on 15th of each month

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Becky Ryan of Vicksburg; son, Taylor Ryan (Julia); granddaughter, Nora Love Ryan;  sisters, Karen Robinson (Johnny) of Ruleville, Miss., Jan Martin (Paul) of Madison; nieces, Leah and Laurel; nephew, Morgan; additional children, Kelly Christian, Kim Watson (Herman), Wayne Wasson (Shannon); grandchildren, Jordan Watson (Lacey), Garrett Watson (Morgan), Analiese Bryan (Scott), Kimberlynn Christian, Dylan Wasson, Durand Christian, Jake Wasson, and Walker Wasson.

Visitation will be held from 9 until 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, at Fisher-Riles Funeral Home, 5000 Indiana Ave.  Services will follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will follow at 1:30 p.m. at Parkway Cemetery in Ridgeland.

Pallbearers will be Joe Shows, Kirby Day, Herman Watson, Jim Dolan, David LaSalle, and Durand Christian.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Southern Cruisers Riding Club, Chapter 114, Paul Martin, Johnny Robinson, Larry Gunter, and Roy Hall.