Ryan Cole Painter, 22, of Boonville, MO., died Saturday, June 11, 2005 in Cooper County. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2005 at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Friends may call from 12 to 6 p.m. on Monday. Memorial services will be at Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church in Boonville at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2005 with Rev. Roger Metscher and Rev. Jamie Page officiating. Burial will be in S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Rex Stevens, Jeff Eichelberger, Jake Stevens, Blake Stevens, Andrew Painter and Jeremy Painter. Honorary pallbearers will be Austin Edwards, Jason Helmrich, Matt Horst, Tyler Eaton, David Stanaway, Jared Mullet, Jamey Leonard, Jesse Bowman, Brett Hurt, Brandon Hurt, Dylan Estill, Adam Million, Bill Lacy, LaRon Williams and Colby Brown.
Mr. Painter was born February 3, 1983 in Boone County, the son of Robert Edward Painter and Valenia Faye Eichelberger. He worked at Boonville Country Mart through his high school years. After graduating from Boonville High School in 2001, he advanced to the position of meat cutter. Ryan enjoyed swimming, bike riding, basketball and music, and he loved kids. He was baptized into the Catholic Church at age seven. He was also a descendant of Hannah Cole.
He is survived by his parents; grandparents, John and Carolyn Eichelberger and Alice Painter; great-grandmother, Virginia Lammers; sister, Mallory Elizabeth Painter; three stepbrothers, Bryce Kammerich, Will Wessing and Zachary Tyler Cook; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Painter and great-grandmother, Lilly Mae Booth.