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Irvin Ryman

January 9, 1934 — September 21, 2020

Born in Nashville, Tennessee on January 9, 1934 Departed on September 21, 2020 and resided in Goodlettsville, Tennessee Visitation: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Room: StateroomWednesday September 23, 2020 1:00pm to 7:00pmThursday September 24, 2020 10:30am to 11:30amLife Celebration Service: Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville Room: ChapelThursday September 24, 2020 11:30am to 12:30pm

Born, January 9, 1934, Nashville, Tennessee. Attended Warner Elementary, Buena Vista Elementary, Tarbox Elementary and Junior High School, Hume Fogg and East High Schools. Graduated East High School 1952. Served U.S. Navy, Korean War (1952-1954), Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class; Attended Belmont College and University of Tenn. (Nashville). Retired Western Electric Co. (1985) with 30 years; President, CWA Local 10895 (1967-1985); Retired Metro Government (2000) with 16 years; Assistant to Mayors Richard Fulton, Bill Boner, Phil Bredesen; Elected Metro Council (2003-2011) District 10; Elected President ProTem Metro Council (2005); Leadership Nashville Class of 1986; President, Old Timers Baseball Association (2004-2006); State Director Tennessee Dixie Youth Baseball (1971-1997); Coach Goodlettsville Baseball (1998-2003); Coach Parkwood Baseball and Football (1965-1971); Past President, East High Alumni Association; Past President, Parkwood Men's Club; Served on Board of MDHA, (1980-1985); Served on Board of Nashville Sports Authority, (2014-2020): Served on Board of Leadership Goodlettsville, (2015-2018); Member Impact Fellowship Baptist Church.
Preceded in death by Father, Robert C. Ryman; Mother, Connie Sims; Son, Randall Eugene; Foster Brother, Dale Horne; Foster Brother, William N. Davis Sr.; survived by wife, Libby Cobb Ryman; son Michael (Donna) Ryman; daughter, Kim (Aaron) Allen; daughter, Connie (Ted) Ryman Sanders; Twelve grandchildren; Twelve great-grandchildren; Three great-great-grandchildren.
Pall Bearers, Bobby Hymer, Billy Griggs, Jim Forkum, Skip Nipper, Kevin Ryman, Daniel Allen, Christopher Allen, Aaron Allen.
Honorary Pall Bearers, Governor Phil Bredesen, Mayor Bill Boner, Mayor Bill Purcell, Mayor Karl Dean, Congressman Jim Cooper, Sheriff Daron Hall, Board East High Alumni Association, Board Old Timers Baseball Association, Commissioners, Nashville Sports Authority, Current and Former members of Metropolitan Council, B.R.Hall, Leadership Team of Impact Fellowship Baptist Church.
Celebration of Life Service, Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:30 am at Cole & Garrett Funeral Home, Goodlettsville, TN Officiated by Buck Dozier, Joe Bradshaw and Steve Hurst; Special Music by Steve Hurst, Sallie Kirk and Maryanne Sutherly.
Visitation Wednesday from 1 pm until 7pm and Thursday from 10:30 am until 11:30 am.
Interment with military honors provided by the U.S. Navy at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.
In Lieu of Flowers Donations may be made to The Veranda Ministries, 650-7A Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066 or Old Timers Baseball Scholarship Fund, 542 Menees Ln., Madison, TN 37115.

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