Robert “Bob” Lamar Ryder

Published 11:55 am Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Southern Pines, NC — Robert “Bob” Lamar Ryder, 80 of Southern Pines, passed away on September 1, 2023 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Born on July 27, 1943 in Moore County to the late Lawrence J. and Marie Ryder.  Bob was an accomplished masonry contractor alongside his dad.  They became partners at Ryder Masonry in 1971 and then around 2013 with his nephew, Gregory.  He proudly served in the US Army for two years. He was a member of the Elks Club for over 35 years.

Bob was a faithful servant to his community and worked on the Southern Pines Fire Department as Assistant Chief for over 45 years before his retirement.   He enjoyed fishing, beach trips and weekly rituals he shared with friends.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Betty Thomas Ryder in 2005 and one brother, Lawrence J. “Butch” Ryder.

He is survived by one son, Eric Ryder and his wife, Patrice; two grandchildren, Robert Justin and Jennifer Livia Ryder; two sisters, Mary Faulkner (Joe) and Terry Paszko (Tom); special nephew and bonus son, Gregory Ryder; also survived by many other family and friends.

A visitation will be held on Monday, September 11, 2023 from 6:00-8:00PM at Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines.  A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 10:30AM at Community Congregational Church in Southern Pines with burial following at Pinelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to FirstHealth Hospice Foundation 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC 28374, Southern Pines Volunteer Fire Rescue Foundation 500 W. Pennsylvania Avenue Southern Pines, NC 28387or Community Congregational 141 N. Bennett Street Southern Pines, NC 28387.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.