Patrick “Ryan” Jones

June 21, 1979 - July 17, 2022
Patrick “Ryan” Jones

Patrick “Ryan” Jones, 43, of Wilmington, NC left this world too soon on July 17, 2022, after an eleven month battle with pancreatic cancer. Ryan was born on June 21, 1979, in Burgaw, NC. Ryan is survived by his wife of 12 years, Amanda, and his sons Corbin and Bennett, whom he loved deeply.  He is also survived by parents Furney and Becky Jones, siblings Bryan (Jenny) Jones, Traci (Chad) Kelly, Rebecca (Trey Moore) Jones, niece Olivia Jones, and nephew Harris Jones. Ryan also leaves behind in-laws Tammy (CE) Parker, Riley (Stephen) Pate, Ellis (Makayla Price) Parker, nephew Eli, extended family members, and many friends.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents Lloyd and Hazel Pope of Magnolia, NC and F.A. and Catherine Jones of Wallace, NC.

Ryan grew up in Wallace, NC where he attended and graduated from Wallace-Rose Hill.  He then moved to Greenville, NC to attend ECU where he obtained a Bachelors Degree in Urban Planning.  After he graduated, he moved back to Surf City for a short period before deciding move back to Wilmington and begin a career in the car business.  Ryan worked throughout his battle with cancer, up until the week prior to his passing.  He worked with his best friend Trey, among many other close friends, which he enjoyed immensely.

Ryan leaves a huge hole in the hearts of his family and friends.  He was a devoted husband, an amazing father, and a loyal friend.  Ryan and Amanda had a relationship that was based on mutual support, a deep love for each other, and love for their boys.  Corbin and Bennett were the pride and joy of Ryan’s life.  He was a very active parent, involved in all the kids’ activities, school functions and always made sure they were having fun. Ryan was the kind person who loved to spend time with family and friends and “never knew a stranger.”  Ryan enjoyed spending time on the boat where he could fish, anchor up to an island, or pull the boys behind the boat.  He also enjoyed “piddling” in his building, cooking, and watching TV.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, July 25 at The Sailfish Restaurant at Marsh Creek Marina, from 3pm-5pm.  In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to The Ryan Jones’ Family  GoFundMe.

“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” -Alfred Lord Tennyson

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  • September 20, 2022
    Rusty Lewis says:
    God bless Ryan's Family and Friend's he was a great man and Friend i hate that i just found out today september 20 2022 have not been to wilmington in a while and lost alot of friends phone #s

  • August 08, 2022
    Teresa McLemore says:
    Ryan and Bryan were classmates of our daughter, Susan's. We enjoyed watching all of their friends grow and have fun. the twins were also involved with the youth group at church and went on mission trips that really touched them. Ryan was always smiling. our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Jones family. God Bless you.

  • July 25, 2022
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  • July 25, 2022
    Marolyn Brinson Brock says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with you. MY our good Lord fill the void that is in your hearts and give you piece that surpass all understanding.