OBITUARY: Ryan Michael Dunleavy

Ryan Michael Dunleavy

Ryan Michael Dunleavy, 26, of Brentwood passed away unexpectedly June 15th, 2019. He was born on September 15th, 1992, in Pittsburgh, PA the son of Kevin and Lora (Brown) Dunleavy.

Ryan attended Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, TN and graduated in 2011. He attended Columbia State Community College. He was currently employed at McDonald’s.

As a young boy, Ryan loved history and visiting the Carter House, playing drums, riding dirt bikes with his father, playing catcher on his baseball teams, and playing football with the Franklin Cowboys, Brentwood Blaze, and Woodland Middle School.

As a young man, he loved music from classical, to alternative, to Rock and Roll. Ryan was an accomplished guitar player. He attended Holy Family Catholic Church in Brentwood, TN.

Ryan is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather USMC Ret. Maj. Thomas E. Brown, Jr.; his aunt Patricia H. Dunleavy; and his uncles Timothy J. Dunleavy, and Keith E. Dunleavy. Ryan is survived by his parents Kevin and Lora Dunleavy of Brentwood, his sister Kelly Dunleavy and his brother Tyler Dunleavy, both of Brentwood. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Genella Brown, of Charleston, WV; and his paternal grandmother, Helen E Dunleavy of Spartanburg, SC. He is also survived by several aunts, great aunts, uncles, and great uncle, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.