George Ryan, 78

George Patrick “Jeep” Ryan, 78, of Amelia, died Feb. 19, 2007. He was born on June 26, 1928 in Indianapolis. He was a horse jockey for forty years.

He was preceded in death by parents Lena Uberto Ryan and George Elmer Ryan.

He is survived by wife, Sharon Ryan; son, Mark; daughters, Tena Miller, Lori Huntington, and Patti Ryan; grandchildren, Mark, Michael, Anna, Stephen, Tracy, Stephany, Matthew, Chris, and Holly; brother, Anthony; sisters, Chestine and Gloria; and family friend, Jack Odell Spaulding.

Memorial services were held Feb. 24 at the Lindale Baptist Church in Amelia.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Race Track Chaplaincy of America.