Ryan left this earth on Nov. 25, 2012, as a result of a reckless driver. He was born on June 1, 1994 in Austin. Ryan was a 2012 graduate of Cedar Park High School where he lettered in tennis and participated in ultimate frisbee. He was a Chick-Fil-A connoisseur, baseball player, golfer, flag football player, lifeguard, diver, wake boarder,  and the unofficial captain of the Harry Potter Fan Club.

Christ was the center of Ryan’s life. He was an active member of the youth group at The Church at Canyon Creek. He was involved in mission trips to Thailand and Progresso, Texas. His love for the kids he served was evident by the smile on his face and by the children who constantly climbed on his shoulders and followed him around.

He attended the University of North Texas, majoring in English and pursuing a teaching career and creative writing. He was the chaplain of his pledge class of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at UNT. He attended the Village Church, Denton Campus and was an active member of Young Life.