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  1. Ryland was truly a wonderful friend and will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.

  2. So sorry for your loss. Ryland was a good friend and we worked together in the fire department for years. He will really be missed z

  3. So sorry to hear of Ryland’s passing.Prayers, comfort & blessings to Ryland’s family!🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  4. I was so saddened to learn of Ryland’s passing. What a gentle spirit and kind, kind man he always was…and what a beautiful singing voice! I remember his VW days and his mastery of Penny’s Hill in the “old days.” Our community has lost a treasured member and we will all surely be grieving with you. You are in my heart and prayers.

  5. Sending sincere condolences, prayers to his family. I have known Rylan for many years, through his shop and working EMS. Rylan was always polite, respectful, and pleasant to be around. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

  6. My heart weighs heavy with the passing of Ryland. What a great friend, paramedic and firefighter. I was honored to service with him. Kat and Megan you and the rest of the family are in my prayers.

  7. Our heart goes out to the Poyner family on the passing of my best partner in EMS and Firefighting for many years. We wish we could travel but we can’t at the present time. My The Lord bless and keep you in the difficult times to come.

  8. Sending prayers of comfort to the Poyner family. Ryland was a kind and giving man and helped all he could in the community. Sending love to you Luella and Megan.

  9. Ryland and I grew up together. We attended school together, our families lived in Barco, whenever someone in my family needed rescue services Ryland would always be the first person to arrive. To me he can best be described in three simple words, a good person. My heart goes out to his family at this time. He was a valuable asset to Currituck County and will be missed.

  10. Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Poyner family at this difficult time. Ryland always had a smile whenever you saw him, and never met a stranger. We will all truly miss him

  11. I was both saddened and shocked to hear of Ryland passing. He and I were joking and laughing just 2 days before and he seemed the healthiest and happiest I had seen him in years. My heart goes out to his entire family.

  12. I was so sorry hear of Ryland’s passing . He was truly a wonderful person , always willing to lend a helping hand when needed , I sure he will be missed . My condolences and prayers to his family .

  13. So sorry to here about the loss of Ryland. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be truly missed in the community.

  14. I am so sorry for the loss of a great man. This is a huge loss to our community, to the Crawford Fire Department, and to the Poyner family. My prayers to all.

  15. My condolences to Meghan, Kat, friends and family. Ryland had a heart of gold, always smiling, winning or loosing Ryland was always winning……It was just another round and he was looking forward to the next one. May he Rest In Peace.

  16. My heart is heavy today, hearing of Rylands passing. He was a wonderful person to work with and a man of integrity. My prayers are with his wife and daughter. I pray God will bring you comfort and peace as you walk through this difficult time.
    Ryland will be greatly missed.

  17. Thank you for letting me know that I lost a person so very close to me and my heart. We enjoyed being Christians, firefighters, Paramedics, and Fire Chiefs together for many many years. He was most of all a true friend and I loved him as he did me. We understood each other and lived our dreams in the Fire Departments. I am always here if you need me. Jesus said that to be absent in the body is to be present in the Lord. He said it happens in the twinkling of an eye. Ryland has been twinkled into the arms of the lord. Praise the Lord. May God bless and protect you.

  18. Our prayers are with the Poyner family. Knowing that God has promised to comfort those who mourn and that He will never give us more burden than we can handle with his help.

  19. Ryland, thank you for your service to the people of Currituck County, and thank you for being my friend. Rest in Peace. May your family be blessed with many happy memories. I will hold them in my prayers.

  20. My family and I offer our condolences and prayers to your family. I worked with Ryland at the fire house as a volunteer for many years and he will be missed.

  21. So sorry to hear about Ryland passing, he was such kind and gentle man that I have known for many years in both a profesional level with my being in EMS for over 30 years and also for sport memerabilia that he and I were involved in. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family now.

  22. So sorry to hear about Ryland passing, he was such kind and gentle man that I have known for many years in both a profesional level with my being in EMS for over 30 years and also for sport memerabilia that he and I were involved in. Thaughts and prayers.

  23. The Currituck Fire-EMS family is devastated at Ryland’s passing. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Ryland is SERVICE- service to his community, service above self. A kind and gentle man, he will be missed more than words can say. Our condolences to Kat and Megan, as well as the Crawford Township VFD family.

  24. Ryland and went to school together, and grew up in the area. We were both serving the county in the Crawford Fire and Rescue for many years. Ryland was a individual, like has been mentioned, very thoughtful and kind, and is a friend that will be truly missed.

  25. A tragic loss to our community. I am so sad to hear of Ryland’s passing. He was always so good to my mama. Love and prayers to all his family and to his Crawford family. A big void in Sligo.

  26. We are so sorry to hear of Rylands passing, you both meant so much to us. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  27. Prayers of comfort for the family of an exceptional man who unselfishly shared himself so others could benefit from his knowledge and experience from firefighting to emergency services. A gentle soul with a huge heart that knew what Service Above Self was all about. During my years in law enforcement I was lucky enough to observe Ryland in action both at fire scenes and rescue situations. Such an asset and valued man he was. He left some pretty big boots to fill and it will take years before someone steps into them. You will be so missed my friend. Fly high Ryland.

  28. West and I were so sad to hear about Ryland’s passing. He was a selfless man that always put others first and he will truly be missed in this community. Prayers of comfort go out to his family.

  29. So Sorry for the loss of a great man. Until we meet again. “Peace be still” and blessings to the family. Lord Up lift them, and keep them. Holy Spirit give them comfort and peace. In Jesus name.

  30. One of the most dedicated men I’ve met,the world needs more men like him,RIP Ryland .Our condolences to The family thoughts are with you

  31. We well know what you are feeling right now and are praying for you and the family, Kat. Ryland has been a good friend for many years, always willing to do anything in service. Just two weeks ago consoling us and offering help. If there is anything we can do please don’t hesitate to call on us.

  32. So sad and sorry for the loss of Ryland. He did so much for his community, family and friends. He will be missed.

  33. So sorry to hear of Chief Poyner’s passing. The entire fire service and community will surly miss him.

  34. Our family sends our deepest condolences. Ryland was an incredible human being. Our hearts and prayers are with his loved ones.

  35. Kat, Megan and extended family,
    Where do we begin. Our hearts pour out to you. Ryland was truly a great man, a wonderful friend, and a pillar to the community he served. Anyone was blessed to have known him. He will be greatly missed and always loved but never forgotten. Keeping you in our prayers.

  36. I am so very sorry about Ryland. He was one of the sweetest I had the honor of knowing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this time.

  37. Ben and all the Poyner family,
    Please know you are all in our heartfelt thoughts and prayers. May God’s peace surround and comfort you during these days and moments ahead. Cherish your many happy and fond memories.
    You have our deepest sympathy,
    Mike and Janice Farr

  38. Wow unbelievable so sorry to hear of this what a good man he was may God give his family and friends his peace that passes all understanding
    Met him in 1985 helped me and my wife with our old maverick when things were real real tight.. couldn’t find a better human being gonna be missed.
    Diana and Rick Hewitt Aydlett.

  39. I am just hearing about Ryland’s passing. He was a kind, and gentle soul of a man. I grew up three houses down from him. I pray that God will bless and comfort the family in the days to come.

  40. DEAR KITTEN, BEN, SANDRA, & ALL FAMILY/ FRIENDS:

    AS I MOVED TO CURRITUCK IN 1962 AT AGE 3, SOME OF MY FONDEST EARLIEST MEMORIES ARE OF THE POYNERS, THE BLONDELLS, THE MARKERTS, THE PALMERS, ETC… MR. CALEB & MRS. MARY WERE JUST LIKE RYLAND, ALWAYS KIND & GENTLE TO US ALL. MR CALEB & GENE POYNER WERE THE ONLY MECHANICS I REMEMBER IN BARCO!! I ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO VISITS TO MR CALEB’S GARAGE WITH DAD, CAUSE I GOT TO SEE MARY, CALEB, BEN , & RYLAND, & DAD ALWAYS GOT ME A SODA OUT OF THE POP MACHINE. I THINK IT HAD A DOOR WITH GLASS ON IT INSTEAD OF A SLIDING METAL LID, AM I CORRECT BEN & SANDRA?! THOSE WERE THE DAYS OF OLD IN CURRITUCK, I CAN STILL SMELL THE OIL THERE IN THOSE MEMORIES!!
    THERE ARE 3 THINGS I KNOW TO DESCRIBE RYLAND POYNER & ANY OF YOUR FAMILY:

    1. GENTLE GIANTS
    2. ROCK SOLID
    3. “A FRIEND LOVETH AT
    AT ALL TIMES” .
    THIS EXPLAIN THE POYNERS & RYLAND AT ALL TIMES IN MY FONDEST MEMORIES OF LIFE HEAR IN BARCO & COINJOCK, NC. LIVE ON POYNERS IN OUR MEMORIES, DO YOUR WORK UP THERE IN HEAVEN NOW WITH JESUS, RYLAND!! “WELL DONE THY GOOD & FAITHFUL SERVANT” MISS YOU BROTHER, MARY, & CALEB!!!

    LOVE ALL OF YOU,

    NANCY D. SNEAD

  41. Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your and our
    sudden loss of your husband, father, brother and long-time friend to so many, Kitten, Megan, Bennie, and Sandra. Ryland was one of the earliest of my young students at Knapp way back in 1970, and he grew up to be a life-long friend to me and to everyone who was blessed to know him. He and his big smile will always be missed here in Currituck County. May the Good Lord hold him in His arms and grant you all and the rest of us the Grace to accept the loss of this good man.

  42. My family and I were so very sorry to hear of Ryland’s passing. He was always so kind, caring and giving. It was an honor and a privilege to know and work with Ryland.

  43. Condolences to the family, friends I didn’t know Ryland as well as my BROTHER ED did. I work at 7-11 and he would come in for his morning coffee,well loved man in the county

  44. SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RYLAND. HE WAS SUCH A NICE MAN. I WOULD HAVE BEEN TO THE FUNERAL BUT I AM IN FLORIDA.PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY
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  45. So sorry for your loss. I knew Ryland from is years of taking care of the O’Sullivan’s fleet of vehicles. I usually sat and waited for the vehicle and had many good talks with him. He will be missed.

  46. To the Poyner Family,
    We send our sympathy to all of you on the passing of Ryland. He repaired many of our cars and we always found him to be an expert mechanic. He was trustworthy and honest and always willing to lend a helping hand. The community has lost a most valued citizen.
    Tom and Mary Oakes

  47. Jonathon worked for Mr. Poyner and has always talked so highly of him and mentioned frequently how grateful he is for the opportunities he gave him early on in life. We send our love and prayers to the family and all those who love him.

  48. To the family. I have fond memories of Ryland. My grandmother lived across the road from Ryland and family. They were the most kind , gentle family. We are so sorry to hear of Rylands passing but know that He is with the Lord.
    Prayers for peace and comfort to each of you. Ryland will always be remembered with that wonderful smile and kind heart.

  49. So sorry to hear of Ryland’s passing. Our lives were enriched to have known Ryland and we have know Ryland since he was a teenager working in his dads auto repair shop while going to high school. We own the adjoining property next to Poyner Auto and have had interaction with Ryland for over 50 years. What a fine man he was! He always spoke proudly of his wife and daughter. He will be missed as one of the best men we have ever known.

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Ryland Lee Poyner

December 24, 2021

Ryland Lee Poyner, age 66, was born July 27, 1955 in Elizabeth City to the late Caleb and Mary Poyner. Ryland passed away suddenly on December 24, 2021 in Barco, NC at home.

A loving and devoted husband and father; Ryland was a volunteer firefighter with Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years. He served as Fire Chief for the past few years. Ryland was also a 20-year career paramedic for Currituck County EMS as well as a volunteer paramedic for many years prior. He loved all sports- especially drag racing at the track with his daughter. His proudest and greatest accomplishment, however, was his daughter whom he loved more than life.

Chief Poyner is survived by his wife of 43 years, Luella; his daughter, Megan Waldrop and husband Kurtis; his brother, Ben Poyner; and his sister, Sandra DeBerry and husband Allen. In addition, he is survived by brothers-in-law, James Blundell and Scott Hill; nephews, Chris DeBerry (April), Jim Blundell (Rose), Chris Blundell (Linda), Scott Hill (Sandi) and Scott Poyner (Becky). He is also survived by a host of great nieces and nephews as well as his fire department family, racing family, and friends that are like family.

In addition to being predeceased by his parents, Ryland was predeceased by three sisters-in-law, Phyllis Poyner, Carolyn Blundell, and Nana Hill as well as his niece, Sabrina Poyner and nephew, Jeff Zink.

The celebration of Chief Poyner’s life will be held Sunday January 2, 2022 at 2 pm at Currituck County Middle School 4263 Caratoke Highway Barco, NC. Reverend Dr. Ken Robinson and Reverend Glen McCrainie will officiate.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department. Please share words of grace and comfort with the family via the online register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences

Leland Midgett

Always serving the community with a smile. Your family is in our prayers. So very sad to hear this.

Judy Tarkenton Alphin

Ryland was truly a wonderful friend and will be missed by many. My prayers and thoughts are with the entire family.

Sam sanderlin

So sorry for your loss. Ryland was a good friend and we worked together in the fire department for years. He will really be missed z

Glenda Bess

So sorry to hear of Ryland’s passing.Prayers, comfort & blessings to Ryland’s family!🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

Rhonda L Morris

I was so saddened to learn of Ryland’s passing. What a gentle spirit and kind, kind man he always was…and what a beautiful singing voice! I remember his VW days and his mastery of Penny’s Hill in the “old days.” Our community has lost a treasured member and we will all surely be grieving with you. You are in my heart and prayers.

Gary Brown

I am so sorry to hear about Ryland. He was a good friend. I know he will be missed dearly.

Audrey Simmons

Sending sincere condolences, prayers to his family. I have known Rylan for many years, through his shop and working EMS. Rylan was always polite, respectful, and pleasant to be around. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Debra Trigg

My heart weighs heavy with the passing of Ryland. What a great friend, paramedic and firefighter. I was honored to service with him. Kat and Megan you and the rest of the family are in my prayers.

Coy York

Our heart goes out to the Poyner family on the passing of my best partner in EMS and Firefighting for many years. We wish we could travel but we can't at the present time. My The Lord bless and keep you in the difficult times to come.

Troy and Deidre Simmons

Sending prayers of comfort to the Poyner family. Ryland was a kind and giving man and helped all he could in the community. Sending love to you Luella and Megan.

DorthyDoughtie

I am so sorry for the loss of of Mr Ryland, he was a kind man and would help anyone, God gained another angel.

Rodney Kight

Ryland and I grew up together. We attended school together, our families lived in Barco, whenever someone in my family needed rescue services Ryland would always be the first person to arrive. To me he can best be described in three simple words, a good person. My heart goes out to his family at this time. He was a valuable asset to Currituck County and will be missed.

Tanya Spear/Colony tire

Thoughts & Prayers go out to the Poyner family at this difficult time. Ryland always had a smile whenever you saw him, and never met a stranger. We will all truly miss him

Arthur Hines

I was both saddened and shocked to hear of Ryland passing. He and I were joking and laughing just 2 days before and he seemed the healthiest and happiest I had seen him in years. My heart goes out to his entire family.

Terry Haywood Beasley

I was so sorry hear of Ryland’s passing . He was truly a wonderful person , always willing to lend a helping hand when needed , I sure he will be missed . My condolences and prayers to his family .

Richard Royals

So sorry to here about the loss of Ryland. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. He will be truly missed in the community.

Steve Jiannine

I am so sorry for the loss of a great man. This is a huge loss to our community, to the Crawford Fire Department, and to the Poyner family. My prayers to all.

Scott Hill

My condolences to Meghan, Kat, friends and family. Ryland had a heart of gold, always smiling, winning or loosing Ryland was always winning......It was just another round and he was looking forward to the next one. May he Rest In Peace.

Robert and Zoya Cox

Ryan was always ready to help. He will be missed

Connie P. Wilson

My heart is heavy today, hearing of Rylands passing. He was a wonderful person to work with and a man of integrity. My prayers are with his wife and daughter. I pray God will bring you comfort and peace as you walk through this difficult time. Ryland will be greatly missed.

Terry King, KIVFD Chief (retired)

Thank you for letting me know that I lost a person so very close to me and my heart. We enjoyed being Christians, firefighters, Paramedics, and Fire Chiefs together for many many years. He was most of all a true friend and I loved him as he did me. We understood each other and lived our dreams in the Fire Departments. I am always here if you need me. Jesus said that to be absent in the body is to be present in the Lord. He said it happens in the twinkling of an eye. Ryland has been twinkled into the arms of the lord. Praise the Lord. May God bless and protect you.

Floyd and Willa Hoskinson

Our prayers are with the Poyner family. Knowing that God has promised to comfort those who mourn and that He will never give us more burden than we can handle with his help.

Robert Jones

Ryland, thank you for your service to the people of Currituck County, and thank you for being my friend. Rest in Peace. May your family be blessed with many happy memories. I will hold them in my prayers.

Is James Miller

I'm sorry to hear about rollin he was a good man the man and a good friend to me He will be dearly missed

Thomas Havemann

My family and I offer our condolences and prayers to your family. I worked with Ryland at the fire house as a volunteer for many years and he will be missed.

Amanda Cross

Thought and prayers to his family and friends he was a great friend

Debra Williams

The passing of Ryland is a great loss to Currituck County. He was very kind and willing to help others.

Cedric Dunstan

So sorry to hear about Ryland passing, he was such kind and gentle man that I have known for many years in both a profesional level with my being in EMS for over 30 years and also for sport memerabilia that he and I were involved in. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family now.

Cedric Dunstan

So sorry to hear about Ryland passing, he was such kind and gentle man that I have known for many years in both a profesional level with my being in EMS for over 30 years and also for sport memerabilia that he and I were involved in. Thaughts and prayers.

Ralph “Chip” Melton

The Currituck Fire-EMS family is devastated at Ryland’s passing. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Ryland is SERVICE- service to his community, service above self. A kind and gentle man, he will be missed more than words can say. Our condolences to Kat and Megan, as well as the Crawford Township VFD family.

Horace Bell

Ryland and went to school together, and grew up in the area. We were both serving the county in the Crawford Fire and Rescue for many years. Ryland was a individual, like has been mentioned, very thoughtful and kind, and is a friend that will be truly missed.

Dwan Craft

A tragic loss to our community. I am so sad to hear of Ryland’s passing. He was always so good to my mama. Love and prayers to all his family and to his Crawford family. A big void in Sligo.

Chuck and Patsy Adkins

We are so sorry to hear of Rylands passing, you both meant so much to us. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Brandy

So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for peace and comfort to you and your family

Susan Johnson

Prayers of comfort for the family of an exceptional man who unselfishly shared himself so others could benefit from his knowledge and experience from firefighting to emergency services. A gentle soul with a huge heart that knew what Service Above Self was all about. During my years in law enforcement I was lucky enough to observe Ryland in action both at fire scenes and rescue situations. Such an asset and valued man he was. He left some pretty big boots to fill and it will take years before someone steps into them. You will be so missed my friend. Fly high Ryland.

West and Ruth Ambrose

West and I were so sad to hear about Ryland’s passing. He was a selfless man that always put others first and he will truly be missed in this community. Prayers of comfort go out to his family.

Scott and Rebecca Poyner

So Sorry for the loss of a great man. Until we meet again. "Peace be still" and blessings to the family. Lord Up lift them, and keep them. Holy Spirit give them comfort and peace. In Jesus name.

Peewee and Kim Richardson

One of the most dedicated men I've met,the world needs more men like him,RIP Ryland .Our condolences to The family thoughts are with you

Hampton family

We well know what you are feeling right now and are praying for you and the family, Kat. Ryland has been a good friend for many years, always willing to do anything in service. Just two weeks ago consoling us and offering help. If there is anything we can do please don't hesitate to call on us.

Beth Coen

So sad and sorry for the loss of Ryland. He did so much for his community, family and friends. He will be missed.

Randy & Tiffani (Williams) Maxwell

Sorry for your loss. Prayers of peace for you and your family.

Assistant Chief Station 12 Jay Williams

So sorry to hear of Chief Poyner's passing. The entire fire service and community will surly miss him.

Roxanne Lewis

Our family sends our deepest condolences. Ryland was an incredible human being. Our hearts and prayers are with his loved ones.

Ricky Dowdy & Cathy Buchanan

Kat, Megan and extended family, Where do we begin. Our hearts pour out to you. Ryland was truly a great man, a wonderful friend, and a pillar to the community he served. Anyone was blessed to have known him. He will be greatly missed and always loved but never forgotten. Keeping you in our prayers.

Linda Speight

I am so very sorry about Ryland. He was one of the sweetest I had the honor of knowing. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this time.

Mike and Janice Farr

Ben and all the Poyner family, Please know you are all in our heartfelt thoughts and prayers. May God's peace surround and comfort you during these days and moments ahead. Cherish your many happy and fond memories. You have our deepest sympathy, Mike and Janice Farr

Rick Hewitt

Wow unbelievable so sorry to hear of this what a good man he was may God give his family and friends his peace that passes all understanding Met him in 1985 helped me and my wife with our old maverick when things were real real tight.. couldn't find a better human being gonna be missed. Diana and Rick Hewitt Aydlett.

Ruth R Lewis

I am just hearing about Ryland's passing. He was a kind, and gentle soul of a man. I grew up three houses down from him. I pray that God will bless and comfort the family in the days to come.

bettiebrickhouse

so sorry for your loss

Dave & Lucy Kidwell

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Poyner family.

Nancy Snead

DEAR KITTEN, BEN, SANDRA, & ALL FAMILY/ FRIENDS: AS I MOVED TO CURRITUCK IN 1962 AT AGE 3, SOME OF MY FONDEST EARLIEST MEMORIES ARE OF THE POYNERS, THE BLONDELLS, THE MARKERTS, THE PALMERS, ETC... MR. CALEB & MRS. MARY WERE JUST LIKE RYLAND, ALWAYS KIND & GENTLE TO US ALL. MR CALEB & GENE POYNER WERE THE ONLY MECHANICS I REMEMBER IN BARCO!! I ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO VISITS TO MR CALEB'S GARAGE WITH DAD, CAUSE I GOT TO SEE MARY, CALEB, BEN , & RYLAND, & DAD ALWAYS GOT ME A SODA OUT OF THE POP MACHINE. I THINK IT HAD A DOOR WITH GLASS ON IT INSTEAD OF A SLIDING METAL LID, AM I CORRECT BEN & SANDRA?! THOSE WERE THE DAYS OF OLD IN CURRITUCK, I CAN STILL SMELL THE OIL THERE IN THOSE MEMORIES!! THERE ARE 3 THINGS I KNOW TO DESCRIBE RYLAND POYNER & ANY OF YOUR FAMILY: 1. GENTLE GIANTS 2. ROCK SOLID 3. "A FRIEND LOVETH AT AT ALL TIMES" . THIS EXPLAIN THE POYNERS & RYLAND AT ALL TIMES IN MY FONDEST MEMORIES OF LIFE HEAR IN BARCO & COINJOCK, NC. LIVE ON POYNERS IN OUR MEMORIES, DO YOUR WORK UP THERE IN HEAVEN NOW WITH JESUS, RYLAND!! "WELL DONE THY GOOD & FAITHFUL SERVANT" MISS YOU BROTHER, MARY, & CALEB!!! LOVE ALL OF YOU, NANCY D. SNEAD

wanda dudley and family

so very sorry for your loss,prayers for all of you.

pat martin

sorry 4 your loss

Bill Lewallen

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on your and our sudden loss of your husband, father, brother and long-time friend to so many, Kitten, Megan, Bennie, and Sandra. Ryland was one of the earliest of my young students at Knapp way back in 1970, and he grew up to be a life-long friend to me and to everyone who was blessed to know him. He and his big smile will always be missed here in Currituck County. May the Good Lord hold him in His arms and grant you all and the rest of us the Grace to accept the loss of this good man.

Scott Helton

My family and I were so very sorry to hear of Ryland's passing. He was always so kind, caring and giving. It was an honor and a privilege to know and work with Ryland.

Adeline Bailey Tolson

Condolences to the family, friends I didn't know Ryland as well as my BROTHER ED did. I work at 7-11 and he would come in for his morning coffee,well loved man in the county

Caroline

Deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends, FF/EMS brothers & sisters of Chief Poyner.

Janet Inge

SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT RYLAND. HE WAS SUCH A NICE MAN. I WOULD HAVE BEEN TO THE FUNERAL BUT I AM IN FLORIDA.PRAYING FOR THE FAMILY . .

Ruth O'Sullivan

So sorry for your loss. I knew Ryland from is years of taking care of the O'Sullivan's fleet of vehicles. I usually sat and waited for the vehicle and had many good talks with him. He will be missed.

Thomas Jack Oakes

To the Poyner Family, We send our sympathy to all of you on the passing of Ryland. He repaired many of our cars and we always found him to be an expert mechanic. He was trustworthy and honest and always willing to lend a helping hand. The community has lost a most valued citizen. Tom and Mary Oakes

Jonathon and Ashley Credle

Jonathon worked for Mr. Poyner and has always talked so highly of him and mentioned frequently how grateful he is for the opportunities he gave him early on in life. We send our love and prayers to the family and all those who love him.

Lisa and Marvin Doxey

To the family. I have fond memories of Ryland. My grandmother lived across the road from Ryland and family. They were the most kind , gentle family. We are so sorry to hear of Rylands passing but know that He is with the Lord. Prayers for peace and comfort to each of you. Ryland will always be remembered with that wonderful smile and kind heart.

Ronnie & Mabel Cooper

So sorry to hear of Ryland's passing. Our lives were enriched to have known Ryland and we have know Ryland since he was a teenager working in his dads auto repair shop while going to high school. We own the adjoining property next to Poyner Auto and have had interaction with Ryland for over 50 years. What a fine man he was! He always spoke proudly of his wife and daughter. He will be missed as one of the best men we have ever known.