Douglas Ryan Knotts

January 19, 2002 - February 2, 2020
Douglas Ryan Knotts


On February 2, 2020 just 2 weeks after his 18th birthday Ryan Knotts passed away due to injuries received in a tragic car accident and he is now with the angels.

Ryan was a lover of life and found humor and fun in all he encountered. His favorite things were family, fishing and anything outdoors. Ryan had just graduated a semester early from North Brunswick High School, Leland, NC. and was employed at Chik-fil-A, Leland, NC.

Ryan was born January 19,2002 to Kristopher Knotts and Melanie Dumond. In addition to his parents he is survived by Bryan Dumond (step-father); Sisters Kristen Knotts, Samantha Knotts and Sabrina Dumond. His grandparents Alan and Opal Knotts, Patricia and Bob Stogsdill and Cheryl Dumond, Woody and Sharon Melton; his girlfriend Laney Richardson, and many uncles, aunts, cousins and friends. Also very important to Ryan were Sara Knotts and her parents Tommy and Anne Ashcraft.

Ryan will be a miracle to other families due to his decision to be an organ donor. He will live on thru them. Please honor Ryan by becoming a donor.

A Memorial Service will be held 11am, Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st St. Wilmington, NC. A graveside service will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens.

A special thanks to the Trauma/ICU Department at NHRMC for the special love and care given to Ryan. The family was blesssed with such an amazing team of doctors and nurses.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington NC 28403
910.791.9099

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  • February 04, 2020
    Nancy Cox says:
    I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I just received the news from Sara Knotts; my dear friend. I'm praying for all of you.

  • February 04, 2020
    Nancy Cox says:
    I'm so sorry for your tragic loss. I just received word from my dear friend Sara Knotts. Praying for all of you

  • February 05, 2020
    The Kunak Family says:
    We are so sorry for your loss. Ryan was such a sweet kid. We have many memories of our times at Belville Elementary and in cub scouts together. He was a good friend to John. Rest In Peace Ryan.

  • February 05, 2020
    Sandee Mathis says:
    Melanie, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your son. Nobody can understand your sorrow. Just always remember that he will be in your heart and memories.

  • February 05, 2020
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