Ryan Straughan

July 27, 1971 - May 28, 2012
Ryan Straughan


Edward Ryan Straughan, age 40, of Wilmington, NC, passed away Monday, May 28, 2012 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter after a courageous battle against cancer. He was born in New Hanover County on July 27, 1971.

He is survived by his son, Jake Straughan of Goldsboro, NC; mother, Beth Summey Baucom of Greensboro, NC., father, Louis E. Straughan Jr. and wife Joyce of Clarksville TN, brother, Chad Louis Straughan of Charleston, SC., and maternal grandmother, Marie Ruff McSwain of Hollywood, FL.

Ryan attended Temple Baptist Church and was an active member of Navigators. A graduate of East Carolina University, he held a Masters degree and certifications in Molecular Science and Genetics.
A time of visitation for family and friends will be held at 1:30 PM Saturday, June 2, 2012 at Temple Baptist Church. A celebration of life ceremony will follow at 2:00 PM in the sanctuary.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401; Temple Baptist Church; or to the charity of your choice.

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


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  • May 28, 2012
    Heather Moran says:
    My heart goes out to Jake and the Straughan family. Ryan will forever remain in my heart and soul. He taught me many things through his struggle. Love to you all.

  • January 05, 2017
    Beth baucom says:
    Every day since you left, my heart aches more for you. You were the sunshine of my life. I miss your presence, your voice every minute of every day. Love, Mom

  • June 02, 2012
    Linda Linares says:
    The classmates of the New Hanover High School Class of 1964 send their condolences to our classmate, Ed, in the loss of your son.

  • June 01, 2012
    Lee Morgan says:
    I'm very sorry to learn of Ryan's struggle with cancer and his passing. I haven't had contact with Ryan since our days in The Navigators at ECU---but in my mind he always has his hat on backwards with a smile on his face, and we are either fishing or riding around Greenville visiting friends. Ryan---scout us out some good fishing spots, I'll be there when God's ready to take me home as well......

  • June 01, 2012
    Judy Bradshaw Tyler says:
    Ed and Family, my sincerest sympathy to each of you with your tremedous loss of son, brother, grandson, friend, loved one. Temple is a beautiful, worshipful place to celebrate his life. So sorry I cannot be there in person to see you. Know my thoughts and prayers are with you now and will be in the coming difficult months. love, Judy