Emmett Eugene Ryals February 29, 1944 – May 23, 2014.
Gene Ryals was born in Lambert, Mississippi, the only child of Oakley and Mertie Mae Ryals. His father was farm machinery mechanic in the Mississippi Delta. Gene joined the U.S.Army at age 17 and spent two and a half years in Germany, where he met his first wife Cristal Albrecht. They were married in June 1964. Two children from this marriage: Randall born March 3 1965 and Carol born November 9 1966. Gene was an avid fan of B Western movies. He was a close friend of legendary stuntman/actor, Jock Mahoney. Gene attended every Golden Boot Award which was started by Pat Buttram and Gene Autry in 1982 to honor those who were involved in the Western Movie Industry. Gene always hoped there would be a B Western comeback and hoped to be a part of that comeback.
Born: 2/29/1944, Lambert, Mississippi, U.S.A.
Died: 5/23/2014, Burbank, California, U.S.A.
Gene Ryals’ western – actor:
New Tales of the Old West – 1984 (Rebel Ranger)