It is with heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of a dear friend and Brother and member of Greenup Lodge #125. WB James R. Ryder, 71, passed from this world at on Friday, September 19, 2014 at St. Johns Hospital in Springfield, IL of complications from heart surgery.
Jim was born December 4, 1942 in Charleston, IL. He was elected to receive the Degrees in Masonry in Hutton Lodge #698 at Diona, IL on September 15, 1967, initiated as an Entered Apprentice on September 21, 1967, passed to the Degree of Fellowcraft on February 7, 1969 and raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on February 27, 1969.
Brother Ryder served as Worshipful Master of Hutton Lodge #698 in 1974.
He was elected an honorary member of Greenup Lodge #125 on March 2, 1987 and of Toledo Lodge #834 on May 22 1996.
WB Ryder became a member of Greenup Lodge #125 on November 8, 1993 and served the Lodge as Worshipful Master in 1997, 1998, and 2000. He was currently serving the Lodge as Treasurer.
Visitation will be evening, September 23, 2014, from at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL with Masonic Rites at . The funeral will be held on Wednesday, September 24 at 11:00 am at the First Southern Baptist Church in Greenup located on Hwy 40.
Please note ! I had previously sent out erroneous information.
Please forward this on to as many Brothers as you can. The members of Greenup Lodge #125 and I would appreciate as many as possible to make this last tribute to the memory of a Brother who put so much into the Fraternity.
Thank you all and please keep his Family in your thoughts and prayers in their time of great loss.
Phillip L Green
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