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 05, 2020
    Sherry Ballard says:
    My son Darrel was a friend of Ryan's. Unfortunately I didn't know him, but have felt as though I did. It's unimaginable the pain and loss that you as parents are going through. I've been on my knees praying for you and also praying that not only will he live on in donors, but that he saves the lives of friends who will now always remember the importance of wearing seat belts. Please allow God and His words to help bring you peace and comfort. You will be in my prayers in the difficult days, weeks and months ahead. ♥️

  • February 04, 2020
    Gail Rouse says:
    Opal, Alan & Family-I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God touch your hearts and ease your pain.

  • February 05, 2020
    Linda Tracy says:
    Alan, so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of your precious grandson...It sounded like he was a great young man who did a lot of good in his short time on Earth. My condolences to your entire family...

  • February 05, 2020
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  • February 05, 2020
    Wyndi Drinkwater says:
    My prayers are with your family for strength and comfort. A life cut too short but what a compassionate decision he made in his life to be an organ donor. His life will love on in someone else. Peace be with you all.