Ryan was born in Ft. Walton Beach, FL and raised in Crestview, FL. Ryan was a lifelong outdoors man and loved to fish and hunt. He found his calling in the oil field and loved the hard work and comradery of the oil field life. His career took him to Shreveport LA, next stop Midland TX where he said this country looks like a cat litter box. Ryan ended up in Washington Pennsylvania working for Consolidated Wellsite Services, he felt like he had found another family and loved the tree covered rolling hills of Pennsylvania.
Ryan was known by family and friends for his big smile and willingness to always help others. His compassion and care for everyone impacted the lives of all those he came in contact with.
When he was not working his favorite things to do were to fish and spend time with his family and friends. He loved spending time with Kaydence, Tanner, Lily, Bradley, Kendrick and Ava they were all his adopted children.
Ryan was preceded in death by his brother Michael L. Knudsen, maternal grandparents Sandra and Saxton Raines Of Montgomery, AL and Dwaine Adams of Paxton, FL and paternal grandparents James and Patricia Knudsen of Crestview, FL.
He is survived by his parents Lisa (Nelson) Garlo and James (Jennifer) Knudsen; brothers Steven DelPozo, Nicholas Knudsen, and Ryker Knudsen, and Weston Garlo; sister Jamie Correl and Vanessa (Vernon) Miller; nephew Kendrick Miller and niece Ava Miller. Sister-in-law Melody DelPozo; niece Kaydence DelPozo, nephew Tanner DelPozo, aunts Pamela Dennis, Karolyn Knudsen Dacey, Kristine Knudsen Brees and Patricia Knudsen Hilt; uncles Jason (Gaile) Raines, Scott Adams and Joshua Scarborough, and numerous cousins.