Nicholas Ryan Vulpi

November 22, 1999September 17, 2020

CHAPIN - A funeral service for Nicholas Ryan Vulpi, 20, will be held at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, September 27, 2020 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, with a balloon release immediately following the service. The family will greet friends following the balloon release. A private burial in Chapin United Methodist Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Nicholas died Thursday, September 17, 2020. Born in Apple Valley, Calif. he was a son of Ryan Michael and Wendy Michelle Emery Vulpi. He was a graduate of Spring Hill High School in 2018 and was employed as a heavy equipment operator prior to his current work in construction with Hubbard Industries. He was an avid ping pong player and skateboarder. He loved music and taught himself to play the guitar and piano. He loved his family, God, and especially his brother, Asher.

Surviving are his parents of Chapin; brother, Asher Cole Vulpi of Chapin; paternal grandparents, Dan and Debra Harding of Irmo; aunt and uncles, Danielle Boykin (Justin), Jesse Pulido, Charlie McNeal (Katrina), Vanessa McNeal (Linda), Heather Scheidt; and many cousins. He was predeceased by maternal grandparents, Raline and Jeff Emery and uncle, Michael Harding.

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Jessica Hunt

September 28, 2020

My condolences to the Vulpi family. I know it is not easy to lose your child and so unfair that they are taken from us with so much life to yet live. I'm pray that God wraps his arms around your family during this difficult time. Nic use to come over to my house and hang out with my son Corey who I lost this past February. Nic was always well mannered and so pleasant to be around, he and Corey use to stay up in Corey's studio for hours on end writing music. They use to also go out fishing on our boat to and had some awesome catches. Who ever would've thought there story would end like this. I'm so sorry for your loss and you all are in my continued prayers.

Karen Waters

September 27, 2020

Ryan, Wendy, and Asher... We are so incredibly sorry for your loss... I have no words... just know that we loved Nick, and we love you! If you need anything !!! Please don’t hesitate to reach out, we are here for you... even if it’s just to sit with you!! RIP Nicholas... you were one of a kind, and I know how terribly you’ll be missed. With sincerest love Gene & Karen

Alexandra and Philippe Biboum

September 27, 2020

When our dear sister Rose passed away 5 years ago, you and your family assisted us every step of the way. When our son Philippe turned one, you drove all the way here with your family to celebrate. Our last memory of Nick was him eating African food at our house. He was such a sweet and handsome young man and he will be missed dearly. We are praying for you, Ryan and Acher. Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences.

Sue Ramage

September 27, 2020

On Saturday, we had a funeral for Theodore here in Canada. Theodore is the gentleman that tried to help Nicholas at the scene of the accident. Tonight, I looked up the obituary for Nicholas.
What a tragic loss of two precious lives. Our Theodore was a man of God and while we are still all in disbelief, we were not at all shocked that our Theodore would have stopped to assist a stranger in need.
And what a beautiful young man was your Nicholas. May God comfort you as well as Theodore's family in this time of sorrow.

Mary Marshall

September 26, 2020

I am sorry for your lost. We lost our only son in a car accident. He was 21. I understand how you fill . Life will never be the same. You will never get over this. But it will slowly get easier. Andy died in 2004 . Do not remove his belongs from your site and touch. Do not do anything dramatic for at least a year. I kept his room the same for a long time I still have some clothes that I can pull out and smell and hold close to my heart.

celina calvert

September 25, 2020

Nick and I were classmates. We became good friends in 8th grade and had almost all our classes together. Nick was always smiling no matter the situation and he could always make me laugh. Even though we went to different high schools whenever we saw each other we always started wherever we left off. He was a great guy and I’m so blessed to have been able to call him a friend.
Praying for you all during this time.
- Celina Calvert

Tom, Lena, Richie, Kevin Kiser

September 24, 2020

Dear Ryan, Wendy, and Asher
We are really sorry for your loss. He have known Nick for a long time. He was such a sweet boy. We watched him grown up. It was such a tragedy to lose him at such a young age. We will miss him. I hope you find peace knowing he is in a better place now. Everything is in God’s hands and everything follows his Divine plan whether we understand it or not. We pray for your family.
Tom, Lena, Richie, Kevin

Sumner Bender

September 23, 2020

I was lucky to have Nick in my theatre class at Spring Hill for 3 years. We had a lot of laughs in his class and he excelled at improv comedy. This is a tragic loss.

My deepest sympathies,

Sumner Bender

Deana Rennick

September 23, 2020

Dear Ryan, Wendy, and Asher,
Whenever I think of Nick, I always think of hanging out with him and you guys out on Kimberly and James's porch in the woods, high up, overlooking the trees, and enjoying a barbecued meal. I think of the wooden porch, the smell of a campfire, wooden chairs, and the sound of laughter. I remember his sweet smile, the strong bond between the four of you in your beautiful, close family, and how obvious it is that you mean the world to each other. I remember the quiet joy of sitting together in a peaceful moment...our hearts are with you, we love you so much. I will always carry this memory and love for Nick.
Love Deana

Pat Neumann

September 23, 2020

I was saddened to hear the news of your sons passing last week.
I cannot imagine as a mother what you are going through, but I can feel the love and comfort of so many of your co workers lifting you and your family up in prayer. I hope that you can feel the love each and everyone of us have for you with the loss of your son.
I said a prayer for you today that God would touch you with his healing hand and give you the comfort and strength your family will need to get through. Our condolences from the Pharmacy
Pat Neumann


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