Floyd Alan Ryan, age 76, passed away Monday, March 13, 2023. He was born in Muskegon, MI on May 16, 1946 to Robert & Thelma (Manchester) Ryan and served his country in the US Army, stationed in Germany during the Viet Nam War. He married the former Tena Ake on May 14, 1976 and she preceded him in death in 2014. Mr. Ryan had been employed at Eagle Ottawa Leather in various positions for over 30 years until retiring. Floyd graduated from Muskegon High School and remained an avid Big Red football fan for the rest of his life. He liked playing the lottery and in his younger days he also enjoyed being outdoors and going camping.
Son Cameron (Heather) Ryan; sister, Robin Speese; nephews Royce (Mary) Day and Kelly (Cathy) Day and niece Hiedi Shook along with several great nieces and nephews; Life Long Friend John Jazdzyk; plus his caregivers who became family; LeeLee, Jimmy and Angie of Lee's Manor. Floyd was preceded in death by his wife Tena and a sister Elinda.
There will be no services for Floyd. Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
ROYCE DAY wrote on Mar 20, 2023:
"Uncle Floyd was a great influence in my life when I was a kid. I remember him being larger than life. He took me for my first motorcycle ride, that small justure has I sparked a life long journey for me, I have been riding and repairing motorcycles, Ever sence!! Our next life changing event was a trip to the movie theater....STAR WARS......It left a another life long impression, SCI FI!! To this day my journey into space continues. Then there was the TRIP to see Floyd when he was in the Army. For a little guy, he was larger than life, Years later I would find myself at the Airforce Recruiting office. I believe the experiences we have in life, come from special people...Floyd was one of these. He will always be with us!"
Joe Zlotnicki wrote on Mar 18, 2023:
"Condolences to the family, I worked with Floyd for 9 yrs at the tannery he was always a kind and caring man . So sorry for the families loss."
Terri wrote on Mar 18, 2023:
"Floyd was a good guy he will be missed but he is now happy love ya mark & terri"
Lori Shaffer wrote on Mar 16, 2023:
"I was the first caregiver for Floyd from Alliance Home Health Care in Muskegon. I was privileged to help him in his home AND when he moved to his senior living apartment complex I was able to keep helping him there too. What an INCREDIBLE friendship we developed! We did a LOT of laughing and talking while I helped him in his home or apartment! We loved to go get an ice cream cone together and would sit at the beach and watch wind surfers and seagulls carry off the little bit of cone he would throw out the window for them! My husband works the chain gang for the Muskegon Big Reds and would give Floyd and his son Cameron his extra football tickets so they could attend the games together! My husband always enjoyed seeing him at the games and chatting with him too! I count it a distinct privilege to have known this VERY SWEET AND LOVEABLE man whom I will miss GREATLY!!! Love and prayers to Cameron and Heather and the rest of the family as you grieve for him!
Love, Lori Shaffer"
Robin Speese wrote on Mar 15, 2023:
"MY BROTHER. MY FRIEND. Memories: ice skating, sledding, swimming, scuba diving, fishing, Big Reds football, concerts, camping, canoeing, tubing, card games, board games, LAUGHTER, family holiday parties, Halloween costumes, motorcycle rides, VW Bug, Lunch together, comfort/support during hard times, Folk music, LAUGHTER, Bill Cosby records, LAUGHTER, help mate to our beloved mom, rub-off lotto tickets, homemade Grape Jelly (from your grape vines), LAUGHTER. I will remember the fun and laughter.
MY BROTHER. MY FRIEND. I Love You. I Miss You. Cubby"