Ryan Griffin

Ryan Edward Griffin, 23, of Bryan passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019. Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 5 to 8pm Thursday February 28, 2019 at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center, 3001 S College Ave in Bryan.  His life will be celebrated at 10am Friday, March 1, at Callaway-Jones Funeral Center with interment to follow at Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cemetery in Frenstadt.

He was born September 29, 1995, in Bryan, Texas, the son of Tanya Revell and Marty Griffin.

Ryan had a love for guns and knives, and he was a “jack of all trades,” including mechanic, roofer, concrete finisher, oil field torque and test technician.   He was also a partner in YCT Entertainment, a promoting company for new rap artists.  Ryan attended Bryan High School.

Ryan was a kind-hearted man. Many times, he would give someone his last dollar and he would go without. If you were lucky enough to get to know Ryan, he was your friend for life. His friends and “fam” as he called Ector would come before his mother, often making her very jealous.

Ryan was a free spirit trying to find his way in life. This last year was the happiest we’ve seen Ryan because of Jessica, whom he met in the fifth grade at Mumford Elementary. November 11, 2018, Ryan and Jessica were both baptized and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Ryan had plans on marrying Jessica and was excited about the future they would build together.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Edward and Pam Pivonka; Arthur and Lillian Griffin; and his best friend, Nathan Kline.

Ryan is survived by his mother and step-father, Tanya and James Revell of Bryan, TX; his father, Marty Griffin; the love of his life, Jessica Ehlers of Hearne, TX; his sister and husband, Brittany and Jeremy Walker and niece, MacKenzi Peterson, of Bryan, TX; sister, Kaylee Revell; brother, James Revell, Jr.; step-sister, Kaylee E. Revell; sister, Amber Cook and brother, Josh Griffin; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who loved him dearly.


  1. My deepest condolences to Tanya and all the family. I’m lost for words, being friends with Tanya all these years I watched Brittany and Ryan grow up. No words can express how much you will be missed. May you RIP Ryan, and may God bless you all and walk with you on the very hard journey.

  2. Tanya. I know this is sad time for you. Since John and I lost Jonny I can feel your pain. This is a horrible thing to deal with. Put your mind and heart in God’s hands. It will become easier in time . Please let us know if we could help in anyway . Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless you and remember John and I will always love you!!!
    John and Carol

  3. Ryan was an amazing sweet loving man. He was a great friend who helped me through a lot! I am so sorry for your loss and Ryan’s family and friends will all be in my prayers!

  4. T.D I am so sorry. So sorry
    If there is anything I can do for you please don’t hesitate to let me know. May OUR
    Jesus comfort you and all of your’s @ this difficult time.
    Lord Bless!!! Lov U

  5. Gonna miss you bud. You were my baby brothers best friend. Didn’t get a chance to tell u how proud I was of you and how you’ve impacted our family. Your looking down on us now, as we now look up to you. May God bless us all.

  6. I will always remember Ryan as a very sweet and quiet young man who loved his mom and his siblings with his whole heart. He was always kind and respectful to us, and I know he will be greatly missed.

  7. Prayers to you my friend. Know that Ryan lived a life full of love and care because you were his mother. God bless you.

  8. Praying for the family during this difficult time and the days ahead. May God comfort you and know he has Ryan in his arms. RIP Ryan

  9. I am so sorry for your loss I may not have known him but just of all the stuff I have heard bout him he was a good man and he would do anything for you.. I am sending prayers out to the family and friends…

  10. Tanya, Brittany and family, we are so sorry for y’all’s loss. We will never forget Ryan and his smile! Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers and may God guide y’all through this most difficult time.
    R.I.P. Ryan

    We love y’all,
    Robin & Bobby Penicka

  11. We send you our heartfelt prayers that you and your family may find the strength you need to get through each day.
    Our thoughts are with you all.

  12. T.D and Brother and family my heart goes out to you all with much love and prayers , Ryan was so very precious to all of us

  13. Tanya & Family,
    I’m truly sorry for the loss of your son Ryan. He sounded like he was happy and enjoying life and a great guy. I pray for Gods healing for you all. I know the pain of losing him will never go away but the amazing memories with him and of him will hopefully put a smile on your face in those sad times. God Bless you all. God Bless Ryan.
    Sincerely Lisa Simpson

  14. I have been touched by your loss. I pray that God would bring peace and comfort and understanding to your family as you remember your loved one and how they impacted your life and the life of others. In the days to come and when no one is around just remember God is still there.
    You have my deepest sympathy.
    DeShonda Smith
    Bowen School Family

  15. Very hard to believe I wont get to see this beautiful boy again. Watching him grow up through the years has been a gift, so many times and memories with this little brat:) Ryan has always been so good natured, loving and such a sweetheart. Britt, Tanya, Kenz, James, JJ and KK – I love you all and pray for healing and unity as yall endure this terrible tragedy together. I am so very sorry. All my love and prayers to yall.

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