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Glenn Barry Ryan

July 2, 1962 ~ September 30, 2021 (age 59)


Glenn B. Ryan, Sr., age 59, of Copperas Cove, passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 4:00 PM, at Viss Family Funeral Home, 1614 S. FM 116, Copperas Cove, TX 76522 followed by cremation.

Glenn was born on July 2, 1962, in Chicago, IL to Beatrice Lynch. He grew up in Altadena, CA where he attended school. Glenn excelled in sports, especially football and basketball. He had the opportunity to play professional rugby in Australia, which was the highlight of his former years. Glenn joined the United States Air Force. He proudly served for nearly eight years which included serving during the Dessert Shield Conflict. In 1997, the Air Force moved his family back to California where he attended Heald College. It was there that he found his passion working as a network engineer. In 2007, he moved to Texas and later settled in Copperas Cove. Glenn loved working with and sharing his vast knowledge with the soldiers on Fort Hood. He was an avid collector of coins and interesting antiquities.  He also loved to travel with his closest friends and family. It brought him immense joy to be able to explore different parts of the world with his two kids.  

Glenn was preceded in death by his mother, Beatrice Lynch.

Glenn is survived by his two children, Glenn Jr. and Brianca; mother of his children, Angela Ridge; his sister, Rita Holmes; his nieces and nephews, Carl, Tony, Shaun, Angel, Michael, Joseph; and his girlfriend, Chandra.

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Funeral Service
October 8, 2021

4:00 PM
Viss Family Funeral Home
1614 S FM 116
Copperas Cove, TX 76522

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