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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Tuesday June 12th, 2018
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Reidlawn Cemetery
Wednesday June 13th, 2018

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Nathaniel Ryan Carter

Reidsville: Nathaniel Ryan Carter, 24, passed away on June 10, 2018 doing what he loved.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at Reidlawn Cemetery with Pastor Steve Lattimer officiating. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6:00 – 8:00PM at Wilkerson Funeral Home and other times at Donald and Stacy’s home (1231 Sandy Cross Road).

Ryan was born in Rockingham County and was employed with Junior Loye Tree Services. From his early days in motocross, he discovered the thrill of living on the edge. Ryan was determined and became a courageous and fearless tree climber. He was a hardworking young man and loved his family, especially being a dad! Ryan was an avid sportsman, including trapping, hunting and fishing and always enjoyed the outdoors. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Ann Oliver James; his paternal grandparents, Robert Philip and Carol Walker Carter.

Ryan is survived by his son, Kamdyn Ryan Carter; his mother, Cheryl Barham and husband, Jeff; his father, Donald Carter and wife, Stacy; brothers, Caleb Carter and wife, Nicole, Dustin Barham, Chevy Barham, James Barham, Luke Carter, Philip Carter and soon to be sister, Lydia Carter; grandparents, Donnie and Debbie James, David Rowland, Gracie Rowland and Betty Barham all of Reidsville; special friends, Dennis Fields and Ryan Todd; and his mentor, Robert Rogg (Tree Experts).

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A candle was lit in memory of Nathaniel Ryan Carter

samantha Jun 15 2018 2:48 PM

Praying that God will comfort you in your time of bereavement. Mrs. Hairston(Kamdyn's teacher)

Amanda Hairston Jun 14 2018 5:03 PM

Cheryl, Katie and Kamdyn I am so sorry to hear of your loss. That was such a beautiful video tribute to Ryan. I will be praying for all of you.!!

Mrs. Simpson (Head Start) Jun 14 2018 4:39 PM

Phyllis Carter-Willis, Aunt My heart is heavy with the loss of Ryan. For his life to be cut so short, leaves me with confusion and sadness. It gives me some peace in knowing he lived his life without restraint. He was extremely hardworking, but also took the time to enjoy hunting, fishing and many other outdoor activities. I have wonderful memories of us riding dirt bikes and four wheelers on the farm. He really appreciated the beauty in the world and seemed the most at peace when high above the ground in the tallest of trees, walking through the woods or watching the sun rise over the lake, early in the morning or late in the afternoon. You will be truly missed. It is comforting that a life cut too short touched so many other lives in different, but wonderful ways. May God welcome you into heaven with love.

Phyllis Carter-Willis Jun 13 2018 11:31 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nathaniel Ryan Carter

Samantha cook Jun 13 2018 8:12 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nathaniel Ryan Carter

Catrine Purgason Jun 13 2018 8:04 AM

Cheryl, Don, and Caleb, our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you as you find strength to move ahead. We are so very sorry for your loss. Ryan was nice young man and a joy to know. He was an extremely devoted father and will be missed by all. Truly a candle has gone out way too soon. Bless you all.

Karen C. Lewis, aunt Jun 13 2018 7:29 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nathaniel Ryan Carter

Karen & Dale Lewis & Family Jun 13 2018 7:20 AM

So very sorry to hear of this passing. My prayers for his friends and family.

Michael Carter Jun 12 2018 4:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Nathaniel Ryan Carter

Erica Petway Jun 12 2018 4:40 PM

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