Christopher Ryan Stewart

Died: Thu., Aug. 10, 2017


Visitation

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Aug. 25, 2017
Location: W R Strickland and Sons Funeral Home


Interment following funeral service

Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Location: Newbridge Baptist Church Cemetery


Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Aug. 26, 2017
Location: New Bridge Baptist Church


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Christopher “Ryan” Stewart, 21 of Gainesville, died August 10, 2017 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident while traveling from Glacier National Park, MT to Mount Rushmore, SD Ryan was born July 13, 1996 in Gainesville, the son of Chris and Liz Stewart. He was a graduate of White County High School in Cleveland. Ryan was a gifted photographer and storyteller. He loved camping, hiking, and all things outdoors. He will be remembered for his amazing smile, humor, determination, integrity, servant’s heart and the love he showed to all. Ryan is survived by his parents Chris and Liz of Gainesville, his loving Brother Zach, and the pets he loved; Rudy, Spot, Boo boo, and Howie. He also leaves his maternal grandparents, Don and Pat Litchfield, of Dahlonega; and his paternal grandmother, Theresa Stewart, of Gainesville; and aunts, uncle, cousins. He is also survived by his loving girlfriend, Hannah Dalton, of Cleveland. Ryan was proceeded in death by his loving grandpa Curtis Stewart. Funeral arrangement are being handled by W.R. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home in Clermont. Visiting hours will be Friday from 11am to 1pm and 4pm to 8pm. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 10am at New Bridge Baptist Church in Gainesville.  The family request anyone who has a personal story about Ryan that it be written down for a family scrapbook  In lieu of flowers,  please contribute to http://dm2.gofund.me/ryan-stewart

 

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Jeff Strickland
   Posted Sat August 26, 2017
Chris and Family,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I have you all in my prayers. This December will be 3 years since I lost my son unexpectedly, so unfortunately I know exactly what your going through. There is nothing that anyone can say except to make things better. Just know that you are surrounded by people who have you lifted up. Take it from someone who's been there, time will help, surround yourselves with family and friends, and use his life to be a positive influence to someone who is in need. Chris it's been awhile since we've talked but I heart broken when I heard the news. I'm really sorry and if at anytime you would like to sit down and talk I would be glad to be a shoulder for you. Take care of your family and hold them close!
With deep sympathy,
Jeff Strickland

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