Ryan Fite was 19 years old. On December 4th, 2020 everything changed. He became a cherished memory which will never vanish. Instead of a light fading, he became a burning flare of light and warmth felt by all. Ryan’s reach stretched far beyond the walls of his home. Beyond his enormous circle of friends. Past the limits of love. He left an impression on countless people. He will never be forgotten by those who knew him, and they will never not feel the impact he left and still has on them. Ryan was born in Wichita Falls, TX on August 14th, 2001. Before his first year, he and his father, James moved to Big Spring, TX to be closer to family. Later in life, his father would introduce him to Amanda, who he would eventually refer to as “my mom” to people. Ryan also met 3-year-old Alyssa who would latch onto him as his little sister. James and Amanda married, and a family of 4 was formed. He attended Big Spring High where band was life. He played percussion and loved everything about it. He graduated in 2019, and even after high school, would go to any and everything where he could watch his successors in band play. Ryan had several families besides James, Amanda, and Alyssa. He was welcomed in many of his friend’s homes, where he would take off to for sometimes days. No one worried because he was always with “family” no matter where he was. Ryan had no problem saying, “I love you” and following through by showing that love. If he knew you, then you were genuinely cared about. Everything about Ryan… his heart, his impact, his reach… is infinite. Because of that, Ryan will not be forgotten. Instead, he will be forever.