Ryan C. Williams - SAVANNAH/MIAMI, FL - Ryan C. Williams, 32, died unexpectedly in his home on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. Ryan was born May 11, 1980 in Savannah, Ga. and was a lifelong area resident attending various local schools including Savannah Country Day and graduating from the St. Thomas Moore Academy in Connecticut in 1999. He was very active in various sports in Savannah and in Connecticut where he played on the varsity hockey and La Cross team. After attending Western State College in Colorado, he worked in his family homebuilding business for several years and served on many committees with The Greater Savannah Homebuilders Association, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. Ryan chose to leave the homebuilding business to pursue his life passion of becoming a full-time athlete and ultimately a professional coach. He became a competitive marathon runner, tri-athlete and cyclist. He ran in the Chicago Marathon twice, won many triathlons across America. He then moved to Miami, Florida to the heart of the cycling world and under nationally renown cycling coaches. Ultimately, he became a certified coach for tri-athletes and cycling. He has raced across America as well as South America. He held training seminars at the Olympic training facilities at Clermont, Florida and trained athletes as far away as California, and especially in Miami. He had many fellow athletes, clients, and friends in his home town Savannah. He will be sadly missed. Survivors include his parents, Fred and Janice Williams; siblings, Freddie Williams, Stacie Williams New, Wallace Williams, and Stevie Williams Mills as well as several nieces and one nephew. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home. Funeral: 2:30 p.m. on Friday in the Chapel of the funeral home with a private family graveside to follow. Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes West Chatham Chapel 901 W. Hwy. 80 Pooler, GA 31322 (912) 748-2444 Savannah Morning News May 9, 2013 Please sign our Obituary Guest Book at savannahnow.com/obituaries.
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Published in Savannah Morning News on May 9, 2013