Ryan Williams (1989 - 2012)

  • "Happy 26th Birthday Ryan. Sure miss you and your hugs."
  • "Happy Birthday to my loving Grandson. No words can express..."
    - Granny Maddox
  • "I wake up everyday thinking about you and go to sleep..."
  • "It won't matter how much time passes Ryan you will forever..."
  • "You're my special angel and I miss you more each day. My..."
    - Granny Maddox

JULY 23, 1989 - OCTOBER 26, 2012
Ryan lived in Atwater most of his life but had lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado and in Glendale Arizona also.  He went to Buhach Colony High School in Atwater.
He worked for Food 4 Less in Atwater, CA and Merced CA, where he became an expert Butcher.  He loved to show off how well he could cut meat.
He was known for his amazing personality and was loved by most people he met.  He was always happy and cheerful.  He loved to make people laugh and cheered people up with his smile or his big hugs. He loved cats and the one he had most of his young life was named Shaq.
He loved football and his favorite team was the Raiders and he cheered for them whole heartedly.  He loved other sports also like basketball and could often be seen having matches with friends.
He loved skateboarding and spent many afternoons with his friends skateboarding in various locations.  At times he spend the whole day skateboarding. He was quite a dare devil.
He gained the name of "Shaka" for his hand moves which signified to him love or appreciation and all friends definitely saw this hand gesture.  He was also called "bones" because he was always thin.  Soon he just decided to put the two names together and he began calling himself "ShakaBones" and the name stuck.  Pretty soon most of his friends called him that also.
His passion was fishing and camping and he liked nothing better to do than to go fishing with his buddies.  He was always sending pictures of his large catches.
Ryan loved being with his family and friends. He often cooked or barbequed some great food. One of his many dreams was to open his own restaurant and be the head chef.
Ryan "ShakaBones" will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by his Mother Staci Banks of Salida, California, his Father Cornell Williams of  Atwater, California, his Sister and best friend  Alyssa Williams of Atwater , His Grandparents  Donald and Donna Maddox of Atwater and his Grandparents Charles and Linda Williams of Merced. He had lots of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, two nieces, and many hundreds of friends. He will be missed by all.
The Funeral will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located at 5554 Winton Way, Atwater, Ca on Friday November 2, 2012.  The viewing will be at 10:15am and the Funeral will be at 11:00 am. Following the services the burial will be at Winton Cemetery.


Published in Merced Sun Star on Oct. 30, 2012
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