Colonel William (Bill) Rylant, (Ret.) age 75 of Jasper passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018 at Magnolia Hospice in Conyers. Bill decided to surprise his wife, Sue by joining her in heaven on their 54th wedding anniversary.
Colonial Rylant is a veteran of the U. S. Army where he served 30 years. He served in Vietnam as well as Desert Storm. In addition to his military service, he also was the plant manager for Walco Packaging, Rogers Corporation and Sweetheart Plastics. He received his Master’s from Central Michigan University and his Bachelors from Jacksonville State University.
Col. Rylant was an active member at Zion Baptist Church in Conyers, were he worked in AWANA, the outreach ministries, visitation, Baptist Builders Mission, served as a deacon and also started the Widows Support Group with his wife, Sue.
Col. Rylant is survived by his Son and Daughter-in-Law: Jeff & Amy Rylant of Canton. Daughter and Son-in-Law: Janet & Darren Benedict of Oxford. Sister: Judy Brown of Birmingham, AL. Grandchildren: Kendall Rylant, William Rylant, Lennie Riegner, Trey Sorrow, Andrew Wright, Ethan Youmans, Brittany Blocker and Corey Benedict.
Bill is preceded in death by his Wife: Mary Sue Rylant.
Visitation will begin Saturday, August 4 from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM and Sunday, August 5 from 8:00 AM until the funeral hour.
Funeral services will be Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 3:00 PM in the Cagle Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Ben Mock and Rev. Reece Sanders officiating.
Interment will be at Lake Forest Memorial Park immediately following the funeral services. Local chapter 47 DAV in charge of military rights. .
Cagle Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rylant family.