Ryan Allan Yarter

ryan yarter

May 28, 2004 ~ October 15, 2023

Born in: Pinehurst, NC
Resided in: Carthage, NC

PFC Ryan Allan Yarter, age 19, of Carthage passed away Sunday, October 15, 2023 in an automobile accident at Ft. Liberty Army Base. 

Born May 28, 2004 in Moore County, he was a son of Rob and Lena Rivera Yarter. He grew up in the Boy Scouts and was part of Troop 7 where he earned his Eagle Scout. A 2022 graduate of Union Pines High School he excelled in Football, Baseball, Cross Country and Track. After graduating he joined the Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division. He was 91 Bravo (Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic). 

Ryan grew up in Bible Tabernacle Church with his family and in recent years became a member of Crossroads Baptist Church. He loved the outdoors, enjoyed hunting and was an expert marksman. Ryan loved his family and was close to all of them. 

In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife Hannah Russell Yarter and their son Russell Allan Yarter (due January 2024); sister Jocelyn Yarter; brother Kyle Yarter both of Carthage; maternal grandparents Pablo and Dawn Rivera of Carthage; paternal grandparents Roger and Paulette Yarter of Carthage; maternal grandmothers Lee Wilkinson of Carthage and Olga Rivera of NJ; mother in law Terri Russell of Robbins as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. 

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Bible Tabernacle Church and other times at the home of Rob and Lena Yarter. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday at Crossroad Baptist Church with Pastor Colton Moore and Steve Johnson officiating. A public viewing will be prior to the service from 1:00 – 1:50 PM. Burial will follow with full military honors in the church cemetery. 

Services are entrusted to Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. 

Online condolences may be made at: PinesFunerals.com.


Visitation: October 21, 2023 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Bible Tabernacle
7612 NC-22
Carthage, NC 28327

(910) 949-2131

Public Viewing: October 22, 2023 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Crossroads Baptist Church
6845 Highway
Robbins, NC 27325


Funeral Service: October 22, 2023 2:00 pm

Crossroads Baptist Church
6845 Highway
Robbins, NC 27325


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  1. My first born nephew… I took you to McDonald’s for the first time , I’ll never forget how excited you were. I’ll never forget any of your milestones in your short time in this earthly place… You will be so very missed , from your many accomplishments to your amazing smile , and quick wit … We love you always , fly high until we meet again .
    Your presence will live on through your sweet baby boy , and all of us here ❤️

  2. Ryan, you were my first boy cousin ever & I remember vividly the day you were born & getting to see you for the first time. You were so tiny & sweet wrapped up in that little blanket. Aunt Lena & uncle Rob were so overjoyed that you were finally here.
    I’ll never understand why you had to go soon, you would have been the best Daddy ever- but God always seems to take the best ones first. I love you & ill miss you forever.

  3. In the short time Ryan was alive he lived a life filled with amazing stories and experiences that he shared with those around him. Hoping his wife and all those that love him find peace someday.

  4. Ryan was a nice Godly young man. He always had a beautiful smile. He and Hannah were a wonderful couple. Hannah and family our prayers are for you. We are so sorry but we will meet Ryan again. Love all.

  5. I’m so sorry Hannah, for your loss.I looked forward to seeing you and Ryan on Sundays.Such a sweet couple.God give you mercy and grace as you go through this time of grief. Love to all the family

  6. We’re so sorry for your loss. Ryan was always respectful, courteous, and always had a smile for everyone. He will be sorely missed by all who had to pleasure of knowing him.

  7. This bright, amazing, and talented young man is my best friend and you will always be a part of me, I send my condolences to everyone in the family and Hannah, may God bless y’all and may God be proud of Ryan and what he has done with his life. I love you birthday buddy and may you rest with ease and no worries

    • We miss you so much Ryan, your Uncle Mike and will miss you so much. So blessed to have moved back to Carthage and get to spend time with you and we will cherish those memories of you Sweet Boy. God Bless you Lena, Rob, Kyle and Jocelyn

  8. One of my battles in Basic Training, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He was such an amazing guy. He was a good friend. I respected this guy all throughout Basic. I loved all the stories he told me throughout training even at night when we were supposed to be getting ready for bed. Gave me great advice as well.

  9. When Kennedie got the news, I watched her breakdown. Ryan had such a positive impact on her and was a great friend. As a mother, my heart aches for you all and can’t imagine the pain you are experiencing. You are in my prayers and please reach out if there’s anything we can do. God Bless you all!

  10. There are no words to describe how sad we feel for you Hannah. You and your family are in our daily thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need. With Love in Christ.

  11. We will be praying for the entire family. We love you.
    Ryan was so cute and sweet . He was so kindhearted. I remember him when he was little at Bible Tabernacle ❤️. May god give Lena and Rob and his siblings peace and rest and his wife as well. Prayers 🙏

  12. In loving memory of Ryan Allan Yarter,
    Someone so special will not be forgotten. Ryan had a beautiful soul. So very loving and caring to everyone.
    We are very grateful for knowing him.
    We will miss him. Thoughts and prayers to the entire family.
    Love, Rick and Nancy Sooy”

  13. We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Ryan was a great young man who will be truly missed by all. Love, Jennifer, Brad, Caitlin, Andrew and Emma Garner

  14. Dear Hannah, and Ryan’s Family,
    We are so sorry about this. Our heart goes out to all of you. We know our LORD will take care of and comfort you as you look to HIM. Our prayers are with you.
    Janet H and Albert Oldham
    Love in CHRIST,

  15. Our hearts are with the family and all who knew Ryan, he now lives in a beautiful Heavenly Place, and one day will be reunited with his family. We pray all find comfort, peace and the “Love of the Lord” as it will guide and support all of you thru this until you are together again.
    We pray this peace and comfort, and above LOVE, for all who knew and loved Ryan, as it lives forever 💜

  16. I am so sorry for your loss. One of the nicest families I have ever met. I pray God bring you the comfort and peace only he can.

  17. Dear Hannah and Ryans family we just met Hannah & Ryan a few weeks ago fell in love with both of them. We are heart broken for all of the family. We are praying for all of you and hope that you will always lean on the Heavenly Father and keep the Faith he will get you thru and just remember Ryan is waiting to see all of his family again.

  18. Our heart felt prayers are with you all ; Hannah, Ryan’s parents, siblings, and extended family. May God give you strength and peace today and in the days ahead .

  19. With heartfelt sympathy and prayers for Hannah and all of Ryan’s family.Thank you Ryan for your service to our country.

  20. Our prayers go out to Hannah, their son and family. No words can express the feelings, only know that you are in our prayers.

  21. From the countless camp outs we went on together and our time in scouts, I will truly miss you. Reconnecting after some time and hearing about your successes through the military and getting married and many more things. I’ll see you when I get up there Ryan

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