John Edward Cryer

Published 12:00 am Monday, December 13, 2010

Funeral services for John Edward Cryer, 70, of Leesville, will be held at 2
p.m. Sunday, December 12, 2010 at Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Monsignor Salvatord Collota and Rev. Wallace Palmer officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Leesville. The services are under the direction of
Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation was held from 5 p.m to 9 p.m., Saturday, December 11 and then 9 a.m. until service time in the funeral home today, December 12. A Rosary was recited Saturday, at the funeral home.
Edward, the son of J.T. and Thelma Thornton Cryer, was born July 23, 1940 in Leesville. He graduated from Leesville High School in 1958, and on April 23, 1960 he married his high school sweetheart, Annie Rose Wilson. They had three sons
together, and celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past April.
Edward was retired from Holsum Bakery after more than 30 years of service. He worked as a distributor and as a supervisor. For over 20 years he owned and operated
Cryer’s Sports. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church.
Edward was an avid sports fan. While residing in Shreveport, he started Westwood Athletic Clubs, and was president of the Woodlawn High School Booster Club. He devoted his
life to watching first his sons, and then his grandchildren participate in sports.
Edward was preceded in death by his parents, J.T. and Thelma Cryer, and his mother and father-in-law Connell and Angelina Wilson.
Mr. Cryer is
survived by his wife, Annie Rose Cryer of Leesville; his children, Charles and Kristie Cryer of Natchitoches, Johnny and Susan Cryer and Joseph “Bo” and Cheri Cryer, all of Leesville; 12 grandchildren; one brother, Elmo Cryer of Seiper; brothers and
sisters by love and marriage, Bill and Florence Endris of Leesville and Charles and Nancy Wilson of Hahnville; his aunts, Odessa Haymon of Leesville and Ruby Thornton of DeRidder; and his uncle, Paulis Thornton of Tyler, Texas.
The Cryer
family wishes to extend a special Thank You to Dr. Greg Lord and Dr. Matthews and to the Byrd Regional ICU Department. The Cryer family has requested that Memorial Donations be made to the Grace Home in Alexandria.
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