December 9, 2011

Ryan Lumley

Spc. Ryan M. Lumley, age 21, of Lakeland, Florida, died on December 3, 2011, in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device.

He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Ryan graduated from Cedar Key High School in 2008. He joined the Army in 2009.

Father, place Ryan on the
stairway to Heaven.
He had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with a Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

School officials describe him as a good kid, pleasant to be around and a hard worker. 

Family members said that they are proud of him and of his service to his country. 

Ryan is survived by numerous loving friends and family members including his mother, Jodi Barry; his father, Mike Lumley; and Ryan's wife, KimberLeigh Lumley. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Ryan M. Lumley is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen

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