Ryland Lee Poyner

Published 3:45 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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

Ryland was a volunteer firefighter with Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department for over 40 years, serving 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.

Chief Poyner is survived by wife Luella; daughter Megan Waldrop and husband Kurtis; brother Ben Poyner; sister Sandra DeBerry and husband Allen; brothers-in-law, James Blundell and Scott Hill and other family and friends.

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

The celebration of Chief Poyner’s life will be held January 2, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Currituck County Middle School, 4263 Caratoke Highway, Barco, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Crawford Township Volunteer Fire Department. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements. www.gallopfuneralservices.com