Ryan Alan Theesfield

August 11, 1999June 19, 2018
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Ryan Alan Theesfield, 18, of Odessa, Texas passed away on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Ryan was born on August 11, 1999 to Roddy and Debra Theesfield in Odessa, Texas. Ryan was a former student at Permian High School and a member of First Church of the Nazarene. He enjoyed playing the guitar, reading, and creative writing.

He is preceded in death by his grandfathers Edmund Theesfield, Gary Theesfield, “Bud” Neeley, and grandmother Betty Neeley.

He survived by his parents Roddy and Debra Theesfield, grandmother Frieda Theesfield, as well as his three siblings, Rachel, Jessica, Jaxon Theesfield.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at First Church of the Nazarene 2223 Lyndale Dr., Odessa, Texas at 5:00p.m. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Attic Foster Network. For more information, see

Our Ryan will be remembered for his smile, sweet spirit and compassion for others. He had a wonderful imagination shared with others through his writings and spoken stories. Ryan never looked down on anyone unless it was to give them a hand up. We thank the Lord for sharing Ryan with us for these 18 years. He will be missed but never forgotten. Ryan will remain in the deepest folds of our hearts for the rest of our days.


  • Roddy Theesfield, Father
  • Debra Theesfield, Mother
  • Frieda Theesfield, Grandmother
  • Rachel Theesfield, Sister
  • Jessica Theesfield, Sister
  • Jaxon Theesfield, Brother
  • Edmund Theesfield, Grandfather
  • Gary Theesfield, Grandfather
  • Bud Neeley, Grandfather
  • Betty Neeley, Grandmother
  • Ryan leaves many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends to cherish his memory.


  • Memorial Service Friday, June 22, 2018

Ryan Alan Theesfield

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Adrienne Everett

January 31, 2019

I met Ryan in 10th grade, he was in 9th. We met because our mutual friend forced us to, we immediately hit it off. He was one of the best people I have ever met in my life, he was so happy and kind and funny. He was so sweet to me and just one of the best guys you could possibly date. I kept choosing the idiots over him, but he was there to fall back on anytime I ever needed someone. He was always there for me. I loved him so much and I never treated him like I should have. I will be telling him that when we meet in heaven, just how much I love him and how much he meant to me. I love you Ryan. I know you're in a better place but I miss you so much..

Savannah Rivera

June 26, 2018

I’ll never forget the day me and Ryan met... I had just started getting bullied and I was sitting in AVID, in 7th grade, I had just gotten done talking to Mrs. Theesfield about what was going on. It was tutorial day with the class tutors, my eyes were still puffy from crying and Ryan walked over to me and looked at me and asked my tutor if he could talk to me (keep in mind I had no clue who this kid was that wanted to talk to me) my tutor said yes and he pulled me aside and gave me a hug, I asked him why and he just looked at me and said without hesitation “God said you needed someone to make you smile” I didn’t even know what to do so I just hugged him and he held me as tightly as he could and I just cried and told him thank you! Ryan was there for me in my absolute hardest part of school and I am forever grateful that I had the chance to call him a dear friend of mine...

Ryan was an absolutely amazing soul, and for that I thank God that he gave me that hug that day and I thank Mrs. and Mr. Theesfield for bringing Ryan into this world! I’m beyond lucky that I had him as a close friend!

Ryan if you’re reading this just know that we all love and miss you dearly and you will love on in our hearts and memories, I’ll see you again “Little Einstein”

Julie Hart

June 24, 2018

I met Ryan as a freshman at New Tech. He was in the CTE Graphic Design Class I assisted with. Such a fine student and wonderful young man. During the next few years he would always stop me and ask how I was and keep me up on what was going on with him. I knew he had moved to Permian. I missed seeing him , but about a month ago he spotted me in HEB and stopped me to say Hi and how was I. I’ll never forget this precious life. This earth is a better place because of his presence. God Bless you all.

Jasmine Douglas-Allen

June 22, 2018

I love you so much, words cannot express the existence of our love, your love, my love. You were kind, caring, thoughtless, intelligent, amazing, handsome, strong, patient, goofy, and so much more. You were all a girl could ask for. And I've told you this. Many times sweetheart. I know when I walk you walk with me, you smile with me. You were a hero to so many people, including me. You helped so much. You gave so much. I can't even explain how proud I am of you. For everything you've done, because you did it. You were yourself. You became the man you wanted to be. I just tagged alone for the transformation. And I'm grateful I was able to see you grow.
This isn't goodbye, this is only a "see you later". Rest easy in paradise sweetheart.

Nick Stamets

June 22, 2018

I was fortunate to teach Ryan for two years. Always smiling, always positive, always trying to help others. A stand up fella, no doubt! Ryan was a master-crafter of paper airplanes. Every time I see a plane these days, I always compare it Ryan's work, nothing has stood up yet!

Ryan had a positive impact on our world, and we should all be so lucky to follow his lead.

Scott Drinkard

June 21, 2018

We will always cherish every memory that Ryan made with us. There are so many that we can't pick just one. We will miss him every day, but we will always be grateful for the time God gave us with him. We love you, Ryan.

Sandy Arneson

June 21, 2018

Dear Family of Ryan,
I will always treasure the time that I enjoyed Ryan at Gonzales! He was energized, smart and embracing!
I love Kelly Carlile's comment about Ryan sitting in his suit and listening to Pastor Don! I, too, remember that!
Happy that I did see Ryan when you, Debra, came to Cavazos to receive student information for perspective Ector students!
God is with each of You!!!
Please give Rachel a big hug from me!
Lots of Love and Prayers!
Sandy Arneson

Debra Gillen

June 21, 2018

I will never forget Ryan as a student at Ector Jr. High. He loved learning about History and always had a unique way of conveying what he learned from each lesson and helped his fellow students whenever possible. His smile would brighten my day each and every day and how he cared for everyone touches my heart to this very day. A wonderful young man has been called home too soon but oh what an Angel Our Lord has gained! His siblings though they will miss him should know he will be their Guardian Angel as that is how Ryan was in life as well. I will never forget this unforgettable student. My Prayers Surround His Family During This Time.
Debra Gillen

Carol and Hector Reyes

June 21, 2018

We are sorry to hear about your lost, take care of yourselfs and he is in the Lord hands. I wish we could be there but will always remember him in our prayers.

Bianca Rostas

June 21, 2018

I'll never forget the summers where you would only come and visit for a bit. I'll always remember the summer of 2015 ❤. You were such a good person. You were so kind. And your smile was always so contagious! It's so sad to hear that you're gone.. I'll miss you.. Heaven gained yet another amazing angel❤.



Ryan Alan Theesfield was known as many things to many people. He was a loved one, a friend, and someone special. To family and friends who knew him best, Ryan will be remembered as a very exceptional person.

       He was the son of Roddy and Debra Theesfield. Ryan grew up in Odessa, Texas.

      Ryan was raised with three siblings. He had two sisters, Rachel and Jessica, and a brother Jaxon. Ryan was usually involved in all sorts of activities with his siblings. He and his siblings experienced rivalries typical of a growing family, but they shared many life experiences over the years.

      A typical teenager, Ryan had a fairly happy high school experience, making that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He enjoyed some classes more than others, having favorite subjects and teachers.

      Ryan enjoyed his leisure time by taking part in various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were playing the guitar, reading, and creative writing. He was content to enjoy his favorite pastimes alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

      Ryan’s faith was important to him. He was a member First Church of the Nazarene.

      Ryan passed away on June 19, 2018 at Odessa, Texas. He is survived by his parents Roddy and Debra Theesfield, grandmother Frieda Theesfield, as well as his three siblings, Rachel, Jessica, Jaxon Theesfield. Services were held at First Church of the Nazarene.

      Simply stated, Ryan was a good and kind person, an individual who will for all time be remembered by his family and friends as being a caring and giving person, someone who was a vital part of their lives. Ryan leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and many cherished memories. Everyone whose life he touched will always remember Ryan Alan Theesfield.