Funeral for Ray Ryan to be held on Mar 31

The funeral of former News of the World sports writer Ray Ryan will take place at noon on Thursday March 31, at Beckenham Cemetery, Elmers End Rd, Beckenham, Kent.

After the service, family and friends of Ray are invited to meet up at The Graces Bar and Grill, 1-3 Witham Road, SE20 7YA, a short walk from the cemetery

Ryan died earlier this month after a brief illness.

Read Brian McNally’s appreciation of Ryan’s life here.

Read former colleague Adrian Curtis’s recollections of working with Ryan here.