James Robert Ryder, age 64 of Aberdeen died Thursday, June 27, 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. 


Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Wednesday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. David Hudson. Burial will follow in Bethesda Cemetery. 


A native of Cuyahoga, Co., OH he was a son of the late James Louis and Isobel Leckie Ryder. A graduate of Bowling Green University he worked for many years at the Airborne & Special Operations Museum at Ft. Bragg. 


He is survived by his wife Maxine Roberson Brown; daughters Juanita Roberson and Christinea Brown both of Fayetteville; son Jonathan Brown and wife Camila of Charlotte; sisters Jeanie Glaze of Prospect, OH, Judy Hayes and husband Michael of RI; brother John Ryder and wife Nancy of IN; grandchildren Seth Shaw, ZyAnn Bethel and Ezra Brown.


Services entrusted to Powell Funeral Home. 


An online register is available at PinesFunerals.com


Memories Timeline


  1. – So enjoyed working with Jim many years ago at Static Control.-  May God be with you all during this time. – 

  2. A SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent on July 1, 2019

    In our thoughts, rest now after your long battle… loved by the Heinmiller cousin’s. David & Darlene and Carol & Scott.

  3. A GARDEN PATH was sent on July 2, 2019

    From all of us at Black’s Tire and Auto Service, we are so sorry for your loss. Jim was always kind and warm to us, take comfort in knowing he is with The Lord now

  4. Miss you Jim. He was funny, a mentor, a friend and someone who was always honest. He was awesome to work with. Rest easy. My condolences to the family.

  5. My condolences to the entire Ryder Family.
    I went to junior high and high school with Jim in Mansfield, OH. Sorry I lost track of him….he was a great guy

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