Harold Lester Ryals, age 84 of Long Beach, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Dewey and Eunice Marie Ryals; his children, Robert Ryals, David M. Ryals, Jerry W. Ryals, and Kenneth C. Beard; and his sisters, Shirley Pletcher and Barbara Beech.
Harold is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Rose Marie Ryals; his children, Martin Ryals (Angie), Rebel L. Ryals, Harold L. Ryals, Jr., Kathy Garner (Edward); his grandchildren, Scotty Beard, Kasey Beard, Lisa Beard, Jennifer Beard, Emily Ryals, David N. Ryals, Brandie Ryals, Amber Ryals, Jerry Garriga, Dylan Garner, Phillip Darnell, Vanessa Darnell, and David Ryals; his 22 great grandchildren; and his 2 great-great grandchildren.
After high school, he received his college degree in nursing. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and Naval Reserves. He worked as a nurse with the Veteran’s Administration and Memorial Hospital.
Harold enjoyed fishing, swimming, and working in his yard. He loved going to church and visiting nursing homes. He was a very loving and caring person, and has done so much for his friends and family. He will be missed greatly.
Visitation will be at RIEMANN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 19130 Commission Road, Long Beach, on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 3:00pm until 6:00pm. The funeral service will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, July 31, 2020, with a visitation from 1:00pm until the service. Interment will follow at Gulf Pines Memorial Gardens.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and State of Mississippi Board of Funeral Service guidelines, only 10 people at one time in the funeral home for the visitation and a face mask must be worn.
An online guestbook may be signed and condolences offered at www.riemannfamily.com
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