Cover photo for CARL ARRONDAL "RONNIE" RYKARD, JR.'s Obituary


April 24, 1943 — April 17, 2023



Carl Arrondal Rykard, Jr. “Ronnie”, age 79, of Iron City, GA passed away Monday morning, April 17, 2023 at the home of his niece.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, at 2:30 PM at Quail Branch Lodge 7601 Ziegler Road Lake Park, GA with David Mcquaig officiating.  The family will hold a private interment at Sunset Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ronnie Rykard Memorial Fund 5820 GA Hwy 39 Jakin, GA 39861.


Mr. Rykard was born in Valdosta, GA on April 24, 1943, to Carl Arrondal Rykard, Sr. and Virginia Hart Rykard.  He was a transmission line foreman for GA Power and retired after working with them for 37 years.  Mr. Rykard was active in the Sons of Confederate Veterans and Grand Bay Hunting Club of Valdosta.  He was a member of First Baptist Church of Valdosta.


He leaves to cherish his memory his nieces and nephews, Stacy Frith (Alan), Amy Clayton Walsh (Charles), Stephanie Clayton Spooner (Brad), Christopher Ashley Rykard (Shona), Roger Adam Rykard (Hayley), and Mitzi Brown (William); great nieces and nephews, Madison Frith, Clayton Walsh, Catherine Walsh, Charlie Walsh, Savannah Spooner, Dalton Spooner, Belle Spooner, Blake Rykard, Hattie Rykard, Charity Brown, and Levi Brown; as well as great great nieces and nephews, Ryker Young, Tatum Young, Kinley Brown, and Liam Brown.  He is also survived by a brother-in-law, Hugh King Clayton and a sister-in-law, Wanda Givens Rykard, as well as cousins, Shannon King (Deanna) and Vicki Walls King.


Mr. Rykard was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Virginia Rykard; his brother, Roger Rykard; and his sister, Leslie Clayton.

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