Darryl Keith Ryan, 60, Kokomo, passed away Sunday afternoon, May 14, 2023 at his daughters home. He was born July 18, 1962 in Kokomo to Franklin L. and JoAnn L. (Harmon) Ryan. On September 19, 1987 he married Joanna Fansler who preceded him in death on May 5, 2003. On June 17, 2010 he married Lora who preceded him in death on May 7, 2022.
A 1981 Haworth High School graduate, Darryl worked for the City of Kokomo for more than 25 years retiring as a maintenance man in 2017. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed open wheel racing, boating, playing darts, and tinkering in his pole barn. Darryl enjoyed spending time with his family and loved both of his cats.
He is survived by his mom, JoAnn Ryan; children, Alisha (Nick) Parrott, Nicole (Brent) Bowman, Brett Ryan, Daryl Marie (Tony Pasquale) Ryan, and Bennett (Courtney) Kerr; grandchildren, Corbin Parrott, Caiden Parrott, Elijah Burton, Braxton Bowman, and Paisley Bowman; as well as a brother, Ronald W. (Lauretta Mae) Taylor.
He was preceded in death by his father and wives, Joanna Ryan and Lora Ryan.
Services celebrating Darryl’s life will be at 6:00 p.m. Friday, June 2, 2023 at West Middleton UMC, 480 W 230 S, Kokomo, with Pastor Kevin Marsh officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. Friday at the church. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left at www.shirleyandstout.com.
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