Beaches Chapel by Hardage-Giddens

1701 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville Beach, FL


James K. Ryals

June 2, 1950May 30, 2020

James K. Ryals, 69 of Jacksonville, Florida, passed away May 30, 2020. He was born in Jacksonville on June 2, 1950. James graduated from Jean Ribault High School and attended FCCJ. He was actively involved in football and baseball in high school but his passions also included fast cars, surfing and volleyball. He loved working in Sales and over the years held positions with Adkins Electric, General Electric, Bennett’s Business Systems and Konica Minolta. James was a member of Neptune Baptist Church.

Later in life he most enjoyed cooking, bike riding, fishing, traveling, listening to Blues music and watching Gator football. His all time favorite hang out was Siesta Key Beaches.

James was the son of Clayton and Billie Ryals, predeceased. He is survived by Teri Ryals by marriage in 1990 and his brother Bruce Ryals of Middleburg, Florida.

A ‘Celebration of Life’ will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please give to Hospice or the Dementia Society.

Arrangements entrusted to HARDAGE-GIDDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1701 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


James K. Ryals

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Steven Rash

June 8, 2020

James was a old friend of mine.
I was his inside man at General Electic back in the early 80’s. We use to go out in my boat. Haven’t seen him in years but always though of him around Georgia Florida game. For a while we had a standing bet. The looser paid for lunch at Tom &’Bettys. Thats when Spurier was the coach, so I bought the most lunches. James was a good man.
RIP my friend ,
Steve Rash

Charlotte Milligan

June 5, 2020

My deepest sympathy. I worked with James at Bennetts and he was ALWAYS so very kind and a pleasure to work with! Was very saddened to have heard of his passing. Please know all of you are in my thoughts, and especially in my prayers.

Ashley Nolan

June 5, 2020

My deepest condolences to you and Uncle Bruce. James was a great guy and always was cracking jokes. He’ll be greatly missed. Sending you all my love during this difficult time.

Neil Wheeler

June 5, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family! James was always a positive influence on me while I worked with him at Bennett’s. Of course we always had great talks and celebrated the Gators every year as well! God Speed James! Rest In Peace.


Don Quick

June 4, 2020

My deepest sympathies, condolences and prayers for Teri, Bruce and all of the family and friends for your loss. James and I worked together at Konica Minolta and I had a great deal of respect for him as a person and as a sales rep. We shared a love of the Gators, good wine,and I remember all his stories about how much he loved his trips to Siesta Key. He was a special person and will be missed.

Lenny Gillette

May 31, 2020

What a great man. You will always be on my mind and in my memory James.