Ryan Nathan Staples

  • Born: January 10, 1995
  • Died: January 11, 2021
  • Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Franklin Township Chapel

5950 E Thompson Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46237

Tel. (317) 783-3653

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ryan Nathan Staples, age 26, of Indianapolis, passed away at IU Methodist Hospital on Monday night, January 11, 2021.
Ryan was born on January 10, 1995 in Indianapolis to Joel D. Staples and Angelia S. Staples. Ryan was a 2013 graduate of Ben Davis High School. He was an avid gamer, loved fishing, boating and playing different sports with his friends. Ryan was a laborer with Wainscott Leak Detection for over 5 years and also briefly worked at Chick-Fil-A on Southport Road. Ryan will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, Joel and Angie Staples; grandparents Cathy and John Wainscott; and three sisters, Taylor Staples, Jenna Staples and Madison Staples.
Due to the pandemic, all services for Ryan will be private.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I can't believe you have been gone now for a year; we are heartbroken and saddended. One might think it would get easier with each passing day, mouring your loss, it does not get easier, if anything it gets harder with each passing day. You were so loved, this was so tragic your life was cut to soon. I know I will se eyou again my grandson, until that day, remember, I love you so much, the pain is very real. Memaw

Posted by Cathy Wainscott - Indianapolis, IN - Grandchild   January 11, 2022

So very truly sorry. I worked with Ryan at Chikfila and he was a hoot. Good kid. I gave him a ride home a few times and really did like knowing him. See ya bruh.

Posted by Aaron Gilbert Gilbert - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   March 13, 2021

I love you bub, I remember when you'd walk me home from the bus when I was little, I see pictures of you feeding me as a baby, or helping me walk. I remeber on christmas eve, me, you, taylor and dad were playing a game. You started playing some old music on the TV downstairs. I remeber taking you to the airport with mom when I was younger. You taught me how to play video games and use a controller, on december 26 I was giving you my old controller that you where always borrowing, but by the time I woke up you already left the house. I'm sitting here writing this looking at that very controller, wishing that you were so that you could play on it. I remember when we went to orange beach, we went on a little water rafting trip and you made sure that
I didnt fall in, as I couldnt swim that well yet, and when we where at the beach when we wanted to ride the waves on our tubes you'd help us. It makes me sad knowing at the time period we where very close I was too young to remember most of it. I remember you picking me up while walking home, you would always steal my food, I would always get annoyed but now I wish that you were here to do so. I remember the day you took the puppies oustide and they'd just lay on you. You always loved my snake and thought he was so cool, it makes me sad seeing jax looking for you everytime he goes downstairs. I wonder what he is thinking, and where he thinks you are. I hope he thinks that you are off having fun somewhere, You'd always hug jax, and pick him up like a baby. I remember how you LOVED skyzone, you loved sports and fishing. I remember I was watching TV, and you just came out of the basement and you were singing a song. It makes me sad everytime I log into xbox and I see your profile. If I say all that I want to say id be here for hours. I love you bubby. always and forever.

Posted by Madison Staples - Indianpolis, IN - Sister   February 02, 2021


We are very saddened to hear of Ryan's passing. Your family is in our prayers and thoughts during these trying times. May God bless and comfort you all!

Posted by Barry Curneal - St. Louis, MO   January 18, 2021

We are so saddened to hear of Ryan's passing.

Posted by Paul Maier - Bloomington, IL - Coworker   January 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in my thoughts at this difficult time.

Posted by Justin Smallen - St. Louis, MO - Coworker   January 18, 2021

Very sorry for your loss!! God Bless you during these trying times..
The Dittlinger Family...

Posted by Chris Dittlinger - IN - Coworker   January 18, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of this. While I never knew Ryan, it appears his likes are identical to my son, JT. Our condolences for your loss and prayers to the Family.

Posted by John & Teresa Braun - Columbia, MO - Coworker   January 18, 2021

I'm so sorry to hear of this loss. My thoughts and prayers for your family

Posted by Charity Horina - Coworker   January 18, 2021

Doug & Rachel Weasner, Tech Electronics

Posted by Doug Weasner - Indianapolis, IN - Coworker   January 18, 2021

Ryan, I'm burning a candle in your honor today. We were never able to bond the way an aunt and nephew should be able to, we just met to late in life and I'm really reflecting on that. The love is there and has been since the day I met you. Life was just different for our family and I truly have conversations I wish I could of had with you. I will be sending comfort and strength to your parents, your sisters, your Memaw, grandpa John and anyone you were able to bless in your very short life. Ryan Nathan Staples you are loved and will be missed as you enter your eternal journey.

Posted by Tina Stewart - Elizabethtown, KY - Family   January 17, 2021

Angie my heart is breaking for you and Joel and the girls I will always remember Ryan he started in my daycare on September 8th 1998 he was my 47 th child tell him goodbye for me and don't give the angels to much trouble love and hugs to each of you

Posted by Kitty Douglas - Indpls - Friend   January 17, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss of your beautiful son!!

Posted by Betty Downs Downs - Walls, MS - Friend   January 16, 2021

There are no words to fully express our profound sadness for all of you. May his memory be a comfort and a blessing. Love - the Hardy's

Posted by Chris Hardy - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 16, 2021

The moment that you left me my heart split in two, one side filled with memories the other side died with you.

I often lay awake at night when the world is fast asleep and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheek.

Remembering you is easy, I do it every day but missing you is a heartache that never goes away.

I hold you tightly within my heart and there you will remain you see life has gone on without you but will never be the same

Posted by Angelia Staples - Indianapolis, IN - Mother   January 15, 2021

i love you ryan. i will always miss you. i'm so sad you will not see me graduate, etc, but i know you will be there with me in spirit. i keep watching all the videos and pictures people have sent us and it makes me so happy to see you laughing and smiling. i will miss your calls asking me to unlock the side door at night to let you in. i'll miss you eating all my food. i'll miss seeing you and talking to you. it still doesn't even feel real. i love you so much ryan. i'm so sorry we didn't have longer. i love you bubby, always & forever.

Posted by jenna staples - indianapolis, IN - Sister   January 15, 2021

went to school with you since elemetary school, so sad to see this! you were so funny all the time; you and Danny were always so kind to me. Thank you... Rest easy!

Posted by Tatianna Diaz - Indianapolis, IN - Classmate   January 15, 2021

Joel, on behalf of your work family here at TECH Electronics, we are all heart broken and sadden by the tragic loss of Ryan. Words come hard to find or even to say during times like this, but just know you have our love and full support.

Posted by Jeff Watson - Director, TECH Electronics, IN - Coworker   January 15, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family during this heart breaking time. I knew Ryan about 12 years ago during our time training in martial arts together. Rest in peace, Ryan

Posted by Cameron Smith - Avon, IN - Acquaintance   January 15, 2021

Words will never be enough to console your loss. This time will be the hardest for you all, hold each-other close, share the fun stories and think of the good times you had with him. Taylor, Jenna, & Maddie, always remember the good times because those are the memories you want to hold onto. I was told this when my brother died and hope it helps you as it did me: "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." Always remember him as a treasure and you will always remember him fondly. To Ryan, may your star shine bright in the sky!

Posted by Joe Beatty - Indianapolis, IN - friend   January 15, 2021

Ryan, there are a lot of words we'll never get to say. It was an honor to have you on the team. I hope your eternal days are filled with all the joys you hold dear.

Until we meet again, my friend.

Posted by Matthew, Ashley, & Dominick Tucher - Indianapolis, IN - Classmate   January 15, 2021

Ryan, Your not my biological grandson, but I loved you as one of my own. I enjoyed taking you out on the boat fishing and we got some work done at the same time. You were a big part of my success for the business helping every day and doing those nasty dig ups. I remembered going fishing with my grandfather when I was young and I hope I brought those same good memories to you. I only wish was that we actually caught some fish so we could have a fish fry. You will be missed. Grandpa John

Posted by John Wainscott - Indianapolis, IN - Grandparent   January 15, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this very difficult time!! I pray for your family daily and will continue. There is nothing in this world that can heal this type of loss. I am so very sorry!!!

Posted by Michelle Brown - Camby, IN - Coworker   January 15, 2021

Dear Family:
We, the families of The Compassionate Friends, send you our heartfelt condolences on Ryan's passing.
The Compassionate Friends is an international grief support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the heartbreaking loss of a child. Our only mission is to provide comfort, hope and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or grandchild, and to help others better assist the grieving family.
We meet monthly on the first Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, 99 W. Main St, Greenwood, IN 46142 and on the third Thursday at the Epworth United Methodist, 6450 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis, IN 46220.
If and when you are ready to do so, please join us for either, or both, meetings.
We Need Not Walk Alone. We are The Compassionate Friends.

The Compassionate Friends
Central Indiana Chapter
(317) 250-0351 (Jodie)

Posted by The Compassionate Friends - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 15, 2021

Taylor, I am so sorry for your loss. You, your sisters, parents and grandparents are all in my prayers.

Posted by Lisa Hanley - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Coworker   January 15, 2021

So sorry for your tragic loss of your son. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Posted by Pete Just - Indianapolis, IN - Acquaintance   January 14, 2021

My heart goes out to his family more than anything. Ryan meant everything to me. He will be missed so so much.

Posted by Jessica Baxendale - Indianapolis, IN - Friend   January 14, 2021

Sending love, hugs and prayers from our family to your's.

Posted by Constance Otlewski - Commerce Twp., MI - Family Friend   January 14, 2021


We are so sorry for the loss of sweet Ryan, his kindred Spirit and his amazing Smile. Please know that our Thoughts, Love, Prayers and Hugs are with you all during this very difficult time.

-Larry & Chrisy on behalf of the Mullins Family

Posted by Christine Mullins - Indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   January 14, 2021

I'm so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts during this very difficult time.

Posted by Monica Allison - Morgan hill, CA - Family Friend   January 14, 2021

Ryan, where do I begin to tell you what you meant to me and how much I love you, but you knew, we had a bond like no other, I drug you everywhere when you were little, I'd ask if you want to go with me, and you'd say let's go, I'd get you buckled in the car and before I even had a chance to back out of the drive you would ask, are we there yet ? This does not feel real that you were taken away from us so soon in life, so not fair, I'm numb if that can even describe the pain, sorrow and loss, my heart is broken, but one day I will be with you, you will forever be in my heart my sweet boy, you meant everything to me Ryan Nathan Staples. I Love you - Memaw.

Posted by Cathy Wainscott - Indianapolis, IN - Grandchild   January 14, 2021

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