OBITUARY

Ryan Patrick Nolan

June 16, 1988May 4, 2019
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Ryan Patrick Nolan, age 30, passed away on May 4, 2019. He is preceded in death by grandparents, Ken & Jean Nolan and Frank & Mary Zoccola. Ryan is survived by his parents, Tim and Donna Nolan; siblings, Jennifer Diehl (Shea) and Erin Powell (Matt); niece and nephews, John, Charlie, and Evelyn Diehl, and Jameson and William Powell who are expected in July; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Visitation will be held today, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Marshall Donnelly Combs Funeral Home, 201 25th Ave. North Nashville, TN. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. with a one hour visitation prior to service at Cathedral of the Incarnation, 2015 West End Ave. Nashville, TN.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (https://www.fpwr.org/donate) in Ryan’s memory.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, May 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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Rita Ivey

May 9, 2019

We are so sorry to read about the passing of Ryan. We knew Ryan when he was a student at Blackman High School years ago.
Matthew 5:8
"Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God."

We pray that God will give you comfort during this difficult time.

J.R., Rita and Keith Ivey

Sigga Clarke

May 8, 2019

Dear Donna,Tim and family,
I am so sad to hear about Ryan, he lit up every room he was in. Always smiled and your love was inspiration to everybody. Wish I could have been there today. Know I will be praying for you all, for strength in the coming days.

Heaven gained a wonderful person today.
with love
Sigga , Ken and sons

Kathy & Pete McNally

May 7, 2019

Donna, my sister who is not my sister, and Tim, Pete and I are on our way to Texas and Oklahoma for graduations. We are sorry that we can not be with you both but our hearts and prayers are with you and the girls. Ryan was such a cool guy with his smile and his hugs. He will always be in our heart.

Daniel Mulligan

May 7, 2019

Deepest heartfelt condolences and long distance hugs to all the Nolans...I'll always remember you all flew into BOS I came upstairs to see you....Ryan gave me the biggest hug and his smile lit up my day....Tim had to tell him not to hug me so hard but it was all good with me..may the road rise up to meet him and his dog be waiting for him...peace

Cathy Zoccola

May 7, 2019

We don’t know anyone who endured more physically than you did Ryan, yet no one had a bigger, brighter, more contagious smile . You would light up an entire room. Your Mom, Dad and family were completely devoted to you. Their love and dedication are an inspiration to us all. There is no doubt your beautiful face is now shining in Heaven as you run without any constraints and live through eternity in your new, perfect body.
David and Cathy Zoccola

Joan Byrd Coode

May 7, 2019

Donna, our prayers & condolences to your family. Mary & Frank lovingly embrace your precious son as he joins them all. May the "The Road Less Travelled" lead Ryan to Peace.

Michael Zoccola

May 6, 2019

His ever present smile and the excitement every time he saw you. He was a blessing who earned his place in heaven in a lot less time than most of us. God bless you Ryan. Give Kevin, Granny and Paw Paw a hug for me.

Tracy Elliott

May 6, 2019

I got to know Ryan over the course of 10 years of living next to him. He quickly became my buddy and I loved him dearly. I loved making him laugh and picking with him. He had the most wonderful smile that could turn any heart upside down! I have so many precious memories that I will cherish forever. I can honestly say my life was impacted in the most positive way from knowing and loving Ryan. We had a good laugh over this picture....not only was that the biggest smile ever, Crash had to photo bomb. This is how I will remember him. Rest in peace Ryan. I will always think of you, miss you and love you. Thank you for touching my life in a very special way. I wish I could be there to give a proper goodbye so instead I will say see you later buddy. Until we meet again. <3

Cindy Kildogre

May 6, 2019

I am so glad I got to share some precious time with Ryan last week, laughing and smiling. God has a great man with Him now.

Janie Rose

May 6, 2019

Ryan I am going to miss your smile and hugs. I am going to miss so much.

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