Darrell L. “Bo” Ryan, 70, Noblesville, died Aug.24 at Riverview Health in Noblesville. He was born March 8, 1946 to James Earl and Edith Marie (Bennett) Ryan in Alexandria, Ind.
At the age of 2, Darrell’s mother died, and he was raised by his aunt and uncle, Ione and Robert Ryan. Darrell was a 1964 graduate of Frankton High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam war, earning a National Defense Service Medal, a Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, a Vietnam Service Medal, and two Bronze Stars. For 34 years, Darrell worked for the Guide Division of General Motors, retiring in 1998. He then was a parts runner for Circle City Auto for 13 years. Darrell was a former member of Noblesville Baptist Church and loved fishing and tinkering in his shed. An IU fan, he loved watching college basketball and playing basketball with his family and friends. Darrell’s favorite times were those spent with his family; he was one to enjoy messing up a good joke.
He is survived by his wife, Katheryn J. Ryan, daughters Pamela Ryan and Amber (David) Cook, stepsons Kenny Craft and Mike (Shantell) Smith, five grandchildren, brother Donald (Kay) Ryan and sister Phyllis (Gene) Runyon, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to his parents and his aunt and uncle who raised him, Darrell was preceded in death by his brothers, Berton Ryan, James Elza Ryan, Edward Ryan, Harold Ryan, Phillip Ryan and sister Deva Fisher.