Troy Raymond Ryder

December 22, 1963 ~ March 28, 2024

Troy Raymond Ryder, aged 60, passed away on Thursday, March 28, 2024, in Magnolia, TX. Born on December 22, 1963, in Lake Charles to Kermit and Jean Ryder, Troy was a proud graduate of Lake Charles High School. He furthered his education at McNeese State University, earning his degree as a Registered Nurse.

In his early career, Troy worked as a meat cutter for Market Basket. Upon relocating to Magnolia, TX, in 2008, he dedicated himself to various nursing roles. Most notably, he served as the Assistant Chief Nursing Officer at Kingwood Pines Hospital for many years until his passing.

While residing in Lake Charles, Troy was an active member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church. After moving to Texas, he became part of the Fellowship of the Woodlands community.

Troy was renowned for his craftsmanship in making boudin and sausage, with many agreeing that he made the best in town. He had a deep-seated passion for golf, enjoyed fishing, and was an avid fan of football (GEAUX Tigers!) and baseball (Go Stro’s!). Though, Troy’s true passion resided in his love and devotion to his family.

Troy is survived by his devoted wife of 28 years, Trisha Trahan Ryder; his children, Dawson Troy Ryder of Pasadena, MD, Emily Renee Ryder of College Station, TX, and Eldest son, Christopher John Ryder of Moss Bluff (son of Tracee Kircus Hebert of Moss Bluff); his mother, Jean Ryder of Lake Charles; his brothers, Randy Ryder (Donna) of Inlet Beach, FL, and Vic Ryder (Charlotte) of Bryant, AR; and his grandson, Wyatt John Basone of Welsh, LA. He also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kermit John Ryder.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Rev. Marcus Wade. A gathering of family and friends will precede the service, starting at 10:00 AM, and continue until the start of the rosary at 12:00 PM.


Visitation: Saturday, April 6, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Rosary: Saturday, April 6, 2024
12:00 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

Funeral Service: Saturday, April 6, 2024
12:30 pm

Johnson Funeral Home
4321 Lake Street
Lake Charles, LA 70605

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  1. Candle 1Troy,
    You will be so greatly missed. I was blessed to have time to laugh with you about the group’s hot tub story the other day. There is so much to miss, but what I want to say the most is how proud I am that you overcame and conquered. You know what is my heart, and you will always be a part of it. Rest my precious friend. I love you HUGE!

  2. Candle 1I’m so blessed to have been able to call you my uncle and I am so grateful for my nickname you gave me. I always loved going to your house to hang with you guys and Chris. I am really going to miss you. Bebop loves you Uncle Troy.

  3. I went through school with Troy. In fact, teachers used to confuse the “Troy’s” in the classroom. He was always a friendly guy. RIP, ol’ friend.

  4. I had an opportunity to work with Troy in KPH for a long time until recent days. Troy is a wonderful leader. I still remember during the winter Feb 2021 with storm and snow in Houston area, I could not drive car to work. So Troy drove his big truck to come to pick me and drove me to work and let me stay in a hotel near the hospital. Two days later, I supposed to take an Uber to go home, but Troy called me, let me wait a little bit, and drove me home. The way he took care of me was very impressed by my wife. She told me that I was lucky to have a good boss. I enjoyed working under Troy’s leadership… However, on Thursday 03/28/2024, a sad news came…
    Sadness, distress, and deepest sympathy, I seek consolation from God. Good Friday. Attending church. Kneeing down. Looking upon the Holy Cross. I thought about Troy carried his own cross through his illness. But no more, from now on, Jesus takes it off and He carries it instead. Psalm echo: “Father, into your hands, I commend my spirit.” I repeat it with a little modification: “Father, into your hands, I commend my brother Troy’s spirit.” Rest in peace, my brother. Pray for each other. Duy Nguyen RN.

  5. Candle 1Trisha, Dawson and Emily,

    Bruce and I are so very sorry for this indescribable loss! I don’t know what to say. I’m speechless. My heart breaks for you, the kids and y’all’s family. Troy was a good man, great husband and Father. And he will be missed. Trisha Renee. My beautiful, loving cousin. I know I’m absent in sight. But. I am here for you.

    With love, light and forever peace.

    Shelby Paul

  6. Randy and Vic, so sorry to hear of your brothers passing. Thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

  7. Troy God placed you in our lives for a bit.You and I got close when you worked on unit 100 for awhile We talked about how some things were similar in our lives and how God help us to conquer them.Just want to say you’re gonna be greatly missed around here.

  8. Candle 1Troy you and Trisha were some of the very first friends I made a nursing school.You were such an inspiration. You were a very hard-working husband and father. You touched some many people lives while you were here on earth. Now the Lord has called you home to watch over all the people you have touched and helped. May you rest and continue to watch over your family from above with the Lord. You will be missed greatly.

  9. Candle 1Troy,
    I enjoyed working under your leadership at KPH. You are an amazon person and made a difference in many people’s life. You will be forever in our heart.

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