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Ryan Wayne Chastain

Obituary Condolences

HOLLY SPRINGS - Ryan Wayne Chastain, 34, of Holly Springs died Thursday, September 12, 2013. He was the son of Debbie and Frank Jackson of Hendersonville and Jack Chastain of Hendersonville and Fort Myers, Florida.
Ryan was a third generation graduate of Hendersonville High School, graduating in 1998, where he led the Bearcat baseball team through four years of winning seasons. He was an avid sport enthusiast and continued to play intercollegiate sports in Fort Myers, Florida while he worked in real estate. He continued his education at Florida Gulf Coast University graduating in 2010 with a B.A. degree in Secondary Education. In January 2011, he joined the staff of the Sylvan Learning Center in Garner where he was their Center Director. He was also an active member of Calvary Chapel in Cary.
In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by his wife, Amanda, and their Jack Russell "McGuire" of Holly Springs. His four sisters: Keela C Walters and her husband Tim of Fuquay-Varina, Tamra C. Fore and her husband Gary of Leicester, Kari Chastain of Fort Myers, Fla. and Kerri J. Pelz and her husband, Mike of Hendersonville. Three brothers: Jack Chastain, Jr. of Naples, Fla., Lyndon Chastain of Fort Myers, Fla. and Jonathan Jackson of Hendersonville. He is also survived by his paternal grandmother, Mabel Brooks of Hendersonville as well as many aunts and uncles. He had a special place in his heart for his nieces and nephews: Cohen and Ehlan Walters; Noah, Hannah and Sophia Roseman; Bryce and Jordan Fore; Cole, Haley and Jaxon Chastain; Kiai, Auden and Jackson Pelz; and Lilly McCarty.
The family will receive friends tonight, Monday, September 16, 2013 at Thos. Shepherd & Son from 6 to 8 p.m. He will lie in repose at the church beginning at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, September 17 at Mud Creek Baptist Church with the Reverend Kevin O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park.
Flowers will be appreciated and memorials may be made to The Ryan Chastain Memorial Foundation, P.O. Box 1666, Hendersonville, North Carolina, 28793.
An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting www.thosshepherd.com. Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Times-News from Sept. 16 to Sept. 17, 2013
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