Ryan Oliver Carroll

February 26, 1975August 22, 2018
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Ryan Oliver Carroll, age 43 passed away on August 22, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Danielle Rene Vevang Carroll; sons, Branyan Thomas Carroll, Hudson Bradley Carroll; mother, Joy Oliver Carroll, father, John Thomas Carroll Jr., maternal aunt, Mimi Oliver Gabriel, cousin, Tyler Gabriel, paternal uncles: John (Patti) Carroll, Harry Carroll, paternal aunt, Susie Carroll (Freddy), cousins: Leslie, Laura, Matt, Christie, Keith, and Joe. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 5 pm until 7 pm at the funeral home. Funeral Service will be held Monday, August 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm, HM Patterson and Son Canton Hill Funeral Home Chapel. A reception will be held from noon unit 1:30 on the day of the service. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the Hydrocephalus Association.


  • Visitation Sunday, August 26, 2018
  • Reception on Monday from noon until 1:30 pm Monday, August 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 27, 2018

Ryan Oliver Carroll

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Anna Sutherland

October 20, 2018

Ryan. I’m so sorry my friend.
I just recently heard you left us 💔
I know you are flying high with the angels.
I will pray that He keeps watch over your beautiful family through this sadness they will be reminded of your light.
Until another place, space and time!

McKenzie Reints

September 25, 2018

It broke my heart to hear of Ryan's passing. Not hearing his voice on the other end of the call from his number was one of the shocks of my life. He and I were buddies at BRMRC, we talked about the tragedies of our lives, our successes, our regrets and things that would never change. Most notably, he spoke of his wife and children. I asked him once about his marriage and he said, "I have made so many mistakes over and over again, but the one thing I did right was marry her (Danielle). She and my boys are the best part of me, and I want and hope I can do this. I have to. For them." The look on his face as he spoke was unbelievable to me, so I asked, "how do you do that? how do you love her as much today as you did then?" He stared off for a second, shrugged his shoulders and replied, "I don't know. I just do. She's my true love." It was a precious and so genuine. I'll never forget that...
I will also never forget those blue eyes and no teeth grin, especially when we were playing cards. Spades was our game and we were partners. He taught me some really good tricks! But he had this one look that said, "I've got it! I'm gonna win this round." I'm sad that I'll never get to see that expression again. Ryan, you will be missed.

DeAnna Pearson

September 11, 2018

I also met Ryan during my time at BRMRC. What I remember most about Ryan is how his face lit up when he would talk about his wife and children. You instantly knew they were his pride and joy. His little family is continuously in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything my family can do to be a blessing please let me know. We are in this journey together.

Diana Saabye

September 7, 2018

I was with Ryan for 35 days at BRMR. He was a joy to be around. Often he spoke of his love for his family. He cared for other's and shared his knowledge. His passing hurts my heart to no end. Tonight I light a candle for Ryan and his family. My deepest condolances.

Rev. Diana Baker-Vevang

September 7, 2018

God, please comfort us in our grief over the loss of our beloved son, Ryan. I am his mother too. I never thought of him as an in-law. I met him when his wife, my daughter Danielle and I lived on North Druid Hills Rd. He had longish, curly blond/Brown hair. He was full of life. He loved my daughter tremendously. We would talk about philosophy. He knew all the greats and their works. I loved how wonderful he treated my daughter and the boys. I loved him dearly and as Danielle does, I too lite a candle for him and discuss Thoreau's, Walden Pond and Nietzsche: (The secret for happiness. The game of life never ends. The secret ingredient to happiness is to risk losing it.) Ryan is here with us forever in spirit. He lives on in the hearts of all of us who knew and loved him. He helped many in recovery for it is by reaching out to aid another that we help ourselves. God bless his little family and may as an Angel he hover over them in mutual comfort.

Jim K

September 1, 2018

I saw the memorial notice pinned to the bulletin board outside the Triangle Club only this morning. I am so deeply saddened by Ryan’s passing. I knew him only a few short months after he approached me for help with his recovery. We spent several hours together over the ensuing weeks where I found his desire to get better both genuine and sincere. We talked briefly the afternoon he returned from treatment. His wife and sons were due home shortly. He was both nervous and excited because he hadn’t seen the boys in a while and they didn’t know he’d be home. He told me he’d call the next day but that was the last time we talked. I will miss him and pray for his family. May God have mercy on his soul.

Steve McCullough

August 30, 2018

I am very sorry to hear of Ryan’s passing. We worked together for a couple of years and what I remember most is his sense of humor and upbeat personality. We had a lot of laughs. My sincerest prayers to his family during this difficult time. Steve

Rosemary Smith

August 28, 2018

Joy, we are so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know your son but I can tell from the condolences that he was a fine person. We haven’t seen each other for quite a long time. You and your family are in our prayers. Love you

Steve Reed

August 27, 2018

I only knew Ryan for a brief period at Harris County Middle School (8th Grade). We became instant friends. That was a long time ago and I only knew him for a brief period, but the news of his passing touched me like I knew him my whole life. My heart goes out to his family and friends. My sincerest condolences. Some people you can look at and see the good. He is certainly one of those. RIP


Sallie Manon

August 25, 2018

If you knew Ryan and his mom you will never forget either of them. Joy Carroll you brought “joy” into my heart whenever you shared a story about Ryan. What a bright, energetic, adventurous , whiz kid. He was always up to something way out of the box. I especially remember how he would wheel and deal cards from his baseball card collection. He was young, maybe 10. He would be on the phone talking to collectors from who knows where and sometimes unexpected packages would arrive in the mail. You would yell when you opened your telephone bill, ”Ryan Carroll, who are all these people you are making long distance calls to”? BUT To be honest , you were “two peas in a pod” that added humor, joy and adventure to everyone’s lives. I know Ryan will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends.
You are all in my prayers.

(Sallie Mabon, long time teaching partner with Joy,)