Ryan Daniel Lessnau, 39, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021 at his home in Nashville, TN. Ryan is preceded in death by: father, Daniel Ross Lessnau, grandparents, Ross and Eleanor (Murphy) Lessnau, George and Effnora (Rutherford) Carter. Ryan leaves to cherish his memory: mother, Fontella Lessnau; sister, Monica Lessnau; godparents, Ed Lessnau and Lois Whitham; aunts, uncles, cousins, and numerous friends including the hockey boys.

Ryan was a gifted hockey player and coach. He was a Bentley Falcon’s Hockey Alumni. He served as the Director of the Cool Springs Ice Center from 2007 until 2008. Ryan also served as a Razorback Hockey Club coach. Ryan’s other passion was helping physicians to improve services for better patient outcomes. He was the president of NXTGenMed.  

There will be a celebration of life service in LaFollette TN on Saturday, September 25th from 2 to 5 pm and one in Franklin TN on Sunday, October 24th from 12 to 4 pm. For those wanting to donate for funeral expenses in lieu of flowers please go to this site. Cards and condolences to the family can be sent to PO Box 33104, Knoxville, TN 37930.

Ryan was well loved by his family and friends. His life was an inspiration to many, and he will be missed by all who knew him.