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Mickey Holton Ryals

September 16, 1940May 1, 2020

Mickey was born in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to parents Shelton Ollis and Artis Laura Ryals.

Mickey was married to Sandra Kay Moorman on July 3, 1965. His immediate family is daughter, Celena Michele Porter and husband Jeff Porter, son Christopher Todd Ryals, Grand Daughter Kaitlyn Michele Blann and husband Jason Jordan, new Great Grandson Tucker Wade Jordan and Grand Daughter Cheyenne Rhey Blann and fiancé Ty Alligood.

Mickey served in the United States Air Force for 4 years. He received a Banking degree from Sam Houston State University, worked for FDIC for many years, and was President and CEO of Bank of Texas in Dallas. He loved to Duck/Dove hunt with his son, nephews and friends and was an awesome cook who loved to grill and made an amazing pot of Gumbo. Mickey always took great pride in his attire and was always sharply dressed no matter the occasion. He never knew a stranger and made many friends and had fond memories of those he met along the path of life. He loved people and loved his family dearly.

He had two sisters. Glenda Ryals Hollister and Carolyn Ryals Lamb, preceded in death by brother Terry Ryals and had two brothers in law, James Hollister and Dan Lamb. He is blessed with loving nieces and nephews Cindy Lamb Poole and husband Mike, Dana Lamb Bullington and husband Bryan, Darrel Lamb and wife Susan, Roger Hollister and wife Cheryl, Kyle Hollister and wife Janice, Trey Hollister and wife Gina, and Breck Ryals. He was also blessed with many loving and caring Great nieces and nephews.

Rest in Peace, knowing you were loved by so many.

There are no services planned at this time.

Memorial Donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Shriner’s Hospitals for Children.


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Mickey Holton Ryals

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Debbie Hinojosa

May 15, 2020

I am so sad to hear of Mickey's passing. I met him at the nursing home and visited regularly to care for his hearing aids. He was such a kind hearted and gentle man, and I had many conversations with him about his family and how much he loved you all. Even in his old age, which was the only time I knew him, he always kept himself and his environment impeccable! He was special and had a lasting impact on me and I will always think of him fondly. God bless your family as you mourn his loss, a great one for sure.

Danny Tomlinson

May 4, 2020

All of us at Providence Hospice Place wish to extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Ryals. Thank you for the honor and privilege of being a part of his care and support during the last days of his life. May you cherish and share many wonderful memories of this dear man. May you know God's gracious peace and comfort in the days ahead.
Chaplain Danny Tomlinson

Evelyn L Smith

May 3, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the family, I met Mickey at the job. He was a wonderful man that always had a smile for you. He loved sharing stories and knew exactly what he wanted.
I’m sure he will be missed. Sleep now Mickey until Jesus return.

Cheyenne Blann

May 3, 2020

I enjoyed the 24 years I had with my Pop! He lived in Baytown most of my childhood but we visited him often and we loved going to Baytown Seafood with him “it was our favorite!” We always made a trip to Galveston too while we were there! He also made the BEST seafood gumbo...I would always ask him if he could make it for Christmas dinner! Pop always had a silly joke to tell and he never met a stranger! I loved his smile and his loud raspy voice when he would say, “hi babe” when I would pick him up to go eat lunch with him. He loved his Dr Pepper and I would secretly stash extras for him in his room just for him too :) When I met my fiancé Ty, he instantly loved him. He would sit and talk to Ty for hours about baseball (they both played the same position) so they had a lot in common. He told Ty that he was so glad he found me! He told Ty and I that he was looking forward to our wedding that’s coming up in October, and said it’ll be the best party ever..I’m sure Pop will make it so wonderful because I know he’ll be right beside me. My Pop may not be here physically but I know he will be with me every day and for that I’m grateful. I love and miss you Pop, more than anything.


Your Granddaughter, Cheyenne

Celena Porter

May 3, 2020

My fondest memory of my Dad was that he wanted to see his family happy and wanted to do what he could to make that happen. I will love you always and I know you will be with me every day until we meet again. Walk in comfort and peace sweet man and say hi to Mom.


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