Ryan McKisson Huddleston

May 2, 1988November 3, 2013
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Ryan McKisson Huddleston died unexpectedly on November 3, 2013, at his home in Jacksonville, Florida. He was born May 2, 1988, in Jacksonville. He attended Riverside Presbyterian Day School and graduated from The Bolles School, where he excelled scholastically and in drama productions. Ryan attended The University of Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville. He enjoyed music and was an accomplished musician. He loved languages and studied both Japanese and Spanish. He tutored math as well. He is survived by his parents: Dr. Kathryn Welch Huddleston of Jacksonville and Dr. John F. Huddleston of Melrose; his maternal grandmother, Joan M. Welch of Birmingham, Alabama; siblings, Suzanne H. Morrison (Hal) of St. Simons Island, Georgia, Edward R. Huddleston (Lynne) of Cullman, Alabama, John S. Huddleston (Kelly) of Birmingham, Alabama, and Dr. Mary Kathryn Huddleston-Colburn (Dr. Jeffrey Colburn) of Chattanooga, Tennessee; uncle, Paul M. Huddleston of Atlanta, Georgia; aunts, Tealla W. Stewart (Tom) of Birmingham, Alabama, Pat H. Joy (Dr. Edward) of Boulder, Colorado, and Maureen A. Kelley of Atlanta, Georgia; cousins, Fred Joy, Becky Joy Jurkuta, Beth Huddleston, Clare Stewart Huddleston, and Betsy Stewart, as well as by his six nephews and four nieces. Ryan was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Paul McKisson Huddleston and Mary R. Huddleston Tally, and his maternal grandfather, C. Hoye Welch. Ryan is dearly loved by his family and by his numerous friends. We will cherish his memory. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm on Wednesday, November 6, and a funeral service will be held at 10 am, Thursday, November 7, at the Hardage-Giddens Hendricks Chapel, 4115 Hendricks Ave., Jacksonville, Florida 32207 (904) 346-3808. The family requests that charitable memorials be sent to The Women’s Board, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, 1325 San Marco Blvd. Ste 802, Jacksonville FL 32207 or Riverside Presbyterian Day School, 849 Park St., Jacksonville FL 32204. Words of comfort may be expressed at


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2013

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Dr. Alex and Mrs. Stephanie Gyftopoulos

May 3, 2014

My deepest sympathies go out to you Jack, and your family. I know the great lengths you had gone to care for your son. You loved and cared for him more than anyone in the world. More than any Father could care for his son. I wish you comfort today on Ryan's birthday, and forever.

Eva Schildhause Weissmann

April 17, 2014

I didn't know we lost Ryan until today. I am so very sorry for this immense loss and wish you comfort as his birthday approaches. I knew Ryan at RPDS, later in SAT prep class and at UF. He didn't really need the SAT prep class - he was acing the practice tests, getting 800s. But it was really fun being the oddballs of the class, talking politics. He was really so brilliant and bright and fun. I have never and never will meet someone else like Ryan.

Tania Yegelwel

April 11, 2014

I recently heard of Ryan's passing and would like to wish my deepest condolences to you and your family. I knew Ryan in high school and he was such a sweet, generous, charming boy who was very kindhearted towards me. I appreciated his sweetness and was touched by his big heart. My sympathies are with you.

Savannah Tanner

February 1, 2014

I knew Ryan as a sweet friend, a loving human and am heart broken over his passing. Ryan IS and always be treasure to me.

January 2, 2014

Dr. Huddleston, I am So sorry to hear about your son. My Deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Norma Mills

November 23, 2013

My deepest sympathy goes out to you Dr.Huddleston and your entire family. May God shine some light during this difficult time.

Courtney(Newborn hearing)

November 14, 2013

To you all,
What profound sorrow to lose your son and brother. He was surrounded by love and you all had a listening heart...may you all be comforted in a garment of peace and protection...debbie benoit

November 13, 2013

Dear Huddleston Family,
I'm terribly saddened to hear about Ryan's passing. He was an incredibly sensitive, creative and and talented writing student of mine. So bright and witty. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. My deepest sympathy and prayers to you all.
Jennifer Chase

nelia san agustin

November 11, 2013

So sorry for your loss my prayers are with your family

Amy Vega

November 10, 2013

Huddleston Family, I am utterly sorry for your loss. I feel so lucky to have had Ryan as a part of my life. I always considered him like a baby brother. May The Lord continue to be with you all and give you strength to heal. I love you all.