West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242


Paul David Ryan, Jr. was born on August 1, 1975 in West Plains, Missouri, the son of Paul David Ryan and Carolyn Sue Bowles Ryan, and passed away on June 19, 2021 in Springfield, Missouri at the age of 45.

Paul was preceded in death by his father, Paul David Ryan; and one sister, Latreasa Samples.

He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Butler of Koshkonong, Missouri; two children, Austin Ryan of Koshkonong, Missouri and Cora Ryan of Pangburn, Arkansas; his fiancé, Jen Holman of Koshkonong, Missouri; two sisters, Tracy Koch and her husband Baron and Melody Mathews; one half-brother, Billy Ryan; three half-sisters, Shana Ryan, Misty Ryan, and April Ryan; other relatives; and many friends.

Paul was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

He was a laborer, working in various construction jobs.  He was a roofer and worked in a sawmill.

Paul’s favorite pastime was related to riding motorcycles.  He was a member of the Fugarwe Tribe MC in Arkansas and traveled to many national and regional meetings, including in Chicago, Illinois and New Orleans, Louisiana.

He will truly be missed by his family and many friends.

A Celebration of Life service for Paul David Ryan, Jr. will be held on July 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Fugarwe Tribe MC clubhouse in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer, Missouri.


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