Ryan Cookston

Obituary of Ryan Brett Cookston

Ryan "Rug" Cookston, age 33, of Whitwell, TN, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021 at his home in Helen, GA. Ryan was a lifetime resident of Whitwell, a disabled veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and a student at Christian Leadership University. He was preceded in death by his NaNa, Carolyn Cookston. He is survived by his three children, Hunter, Braden, and Desiree; parents, Randy (Angela) Cookston and Nina Henry; brother and best friend, Heath (Terri Lynn); sister, Haven Cookston; grandfather, Ronnie Cookston, grandparents, Bill and Brenda Parker; nephews, John and Jayce; nieces, Finley and Shaylee, whom loved her "Rug" so much; uncle, Derek; aunts, Cindy and Bobbi Fay. Ryan had a host of cousins and he loved his family above all else. Ryan had overcome so much in life and was in a really good place. He was fun, generous and always cared about others. He will be forever missed and loved by all that truly knew him. A special thanks to Coach David Smith for always caring about him. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 10 at 3:00 pm CDT in the funeral home chapel with Coach David Smith officiating. Burial will be in Whitwell Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Griffith Creek Community Church. Online condolences can be made at www.reedfamilyfh.com. Arrangements by Reed Funeral Home, 11675 Hwy 28, Whitwell, TN 37397. Family will receive friends Sunday 12:00-3:00 pm CDT. Family request mask be worn.
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