Ryan Lee Melendrez

July 9, 1986 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 33)


Ryan Lee Melendrez King, 33, of West Texas Street Carlsbad, New Mexico passed away at his home on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Ryan was born on July 9, 1986, in Carlsbad, New Mexico to Jacky Lee King and Rosemary G. Melendrez.

Private services will be held at Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, NM. Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Ryan was an awesome person who lit up any room he walked in with his cheesy smile. He enjoyed passing time riding his four wheeler and had a passion for listening to music. Ryan was a very humble person, just an all around great guy. He was always calling and checking on his loved ones in person, phone call, or text. Ryan will be greatly missed by all his family and friends, and never forgotten.

Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Jacky Lee King; mother, Rosemary G. Melendrez; paternal grandparents, Norvel and Fayola King; and maternal grandparents, Roberto and Elyida Melendrez.

Ryan is survived by his fiancé Alana Rodriguez of Carlsbad, NM; daughter, Zoey Melendrez of Carlsbad, NM; son, Zayveon Melendrez of Carlsbad, NM; step-daughter, Mercedes Rodriguez of Carlsbad, NM; step-daughter, Seriah Rodriguez of Carlsbad, NM; step-son, Hector Nava of Carlsbad, NM; step-son, Zephaniah Nava of Carlsbad, NM; brother, Jeremy Melendrez of Carlsbad, NM; sister, Ashlee Garcia and husband, Ruben of Carlsbad, NM; sister, Tammy Scharnell King of Idabel, OK; sister, Tangy King of De Kalb, TX; sister, Anitra Minner of Roswell, NM; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Pallbearers are: Carlos Galindo, Anthony Ingram, Cui Melendrez, Ruben Garcia, Joey Galindo, and Anthony Rodriguez.

Honorary Pallbearers are: Robert Rodriguez, Jonathan Melendrez, Chris Melendrez, Randy Melendrez, Tyler Williams, and Ruben Garcia, Jr.

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