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