With profound sadness, the family announces the passing of Samuel Ryan better known as “King Styler,” who transitioned peacefully on Friday, March 31, at the age of 84.
King Styler, who was born in Montserrat on May 19, 1938, was Antigua’s first calypso king in 1957.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Maria Ryan, and his grandson, Shamoi Charleswell.
He is survived by his daughters: Maria Ryan, Gwendolyn Ryan, Darissa Ryan and Loraine Ryan Reeves; son, Daryl Ryan; granddaughters: Ann-Marie Ryan, Maradell, Joyce and Jessica Chambers, Marina Anthony, Makisha Anthony, Malika Anthony Persaud, Shatima Charleswell and Angel Reeves; and grandsons; Dalma Thomas, William and Kelvin Chambers, Jamal Anthony and Kemouri Reeves.
He is also survived by great-grandchildren; Abica Thomas, Malakai Daniels, Randy, Raquan and Shebreka Penn, Jameliah Dowe-Brown, Taneesha Thompson, Kwane’a Parr, Shalimah, Shashima, Kenneth and Jamoi Thomas, Shi’quan Boyd, Macoy and Jamie Anthony, Jason Eustache Jr., Ishmael Sasso, Knyiah Newton, Makai Rivera and Messiah Dukes, Jahlea, Jah’shai and Jaeda Chambers; special friends: Elma Fahie and Winston Farrell; as well as countless other relatives and friends too numerous to mention.
The first viewing will be held from 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, April 19, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.
The second viewing will be held at 9 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 20, at Shiloh Seventh-day Adventist Church. The interment will be at Eastern Cemetery, Smith Bay.
Professional Funeral Services are entrusted to Turnbull’s Funeral Home and Crematory Services.