Ryan Lavern Bender, age 34, of Saint Stephens, South Carolina formerly of Corning, New York left this earth unexpectedly on his heavenly journey to join loved ones Tuesday, June 28, 2022.
He was born February 1, 1988, to Frederick Bender and Kelly Kittle Robb in Oneida, New York where he spent his childhood. He attended Corning East High School and received his Associates Degree from Corning Community College.
Ryan had been employed with C-PP Consolidated Precision Products as a VIM melter.
He leaves behind his Parents Fred (Linda) Bender and Kelly (Michael) Robb; Sisters Alexis Bender and Julianna Bender; Brother's Fredrick Bender, Zachary Robb and Jonathan Robb; his three Children Cole Bender, Kendra Wilson, and Milo Bender; Maternal Great Grandfather Donald Kittle; Maternal Grandparents Deborah and Donald Howard; many Aunt's, Uncle's, Cousins, life partner Samantha Sparkman, special Nephew Talon Bender and his whole church family at Victory Baptist Church in South Carolina. Ryan was predeceased by his Maternal Grandfather Ralph Kittle, Paternal Grandparents Howard and Cora Bender, Maternal Great Grandmother Wilda Mary Kittle.
Ryan loved his family and the people he knew. He cherished those times spent with them, playing with his children and laughing with friends. He liked walking through the woods along the creeks looking for that perfect fishing hole. He enjoyed hunting and took pride in staying healthy and active. If he wasn't outside or working out at the gym, you would find him sitting quietly studying his bible at peace in prayer.
He loved the Lord and ministered to those around him. He wanted to preach God's word. His bright light will shine forever to those who knew him and those he loved.
The family will receive friends at Acly-Stover Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Vaughn VanSkiver Officiating.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Oneida, New York and Macedonia, South Carolina at a later date.