Daniel Ryan Charpentier II

July 24, 2003 - October 10, 2021

Daniel Ryan Charpentier II

July 24, 2003 - October 10, 2021


Obituary For Daniel Ryan Charpentier II

The service was held on October 15, 2021 and can be viewed here: Memorial Service for Daniel Ryan Charpentier

Cary, NC – Daniel Ryan Charpentier II, 18, tragically took his own life on October 10, 2021. He was the son of Daniel Charpentier and Jacqueline Chantelle Powell. Daniel was born on July 24, 2003 in Fort Bragg, NC. He grew up in Fayetteville, NC and Cary, NC.

Daniel graduated from Panther Creek High School in June 2021, where he was an avid and eager participant in his high school band. He recently enrolled at Appalachian State University to pursue a degree in Applied Science. Daniel loved music of all genres, playing video games and intellectually stimulating games like chess, playing volleyball with friends, and pizza.

He is survived by his father, Daniel Charpentier and stepmother, Alexandra Charpentier of Cary, NC; his mother, Jacqueline Chantelle Powell and stepfather, Norman Powell of Lumber Bridge, NC; his sisters, Raissa Charpentier of Cary, NC and Cara Allen of Lumber Bridge, NC; his grandparents, Cynthia West of Fayetteville, Daniel Hagerman of Fayetteville, and Bruno and Susan Kissack of El Paso, TX; his great-grandmother, Clementine Dial of Longs, SC; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations of money or time be made in Daniel’s memory to the North Carolina chapter of the American Federation of Suicide Prevention (AFSP) at 8311 Brier Creek Pkwy, Ste 105-430, Raleigh, NC 27617. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Trained specialists are available 24/7 via phone or live chat. You may also consider donating to the
Lucy Daniels Center . When donating please click “in memory of” and enter Daniel’s name.

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  • Although only for a couple of hours with him during senior prom, it was an unforgettable time that we had together. I remember there was even one moment we started learning how to dance the hokey pokey. It was awkward at first but hanging out with Daniel that night was one of the factors of this memory being a happy one when I look back and I owe it to him for that. Rest in peace man.

  • My heart goes out to your family. Prayers and hugs love to your family always. RIP my friend

  • I have been thinking about your family all week and will continue to pray for comfort for you all. Heather Harris

  • Daniel had a great smile and always seemed to care for his siblings so well. Leilani remembers working with him one summer at VBS. They both were doing photography and he was very nice. Thinking of all the family, praying for God's comfort and compassion. He will be missed and remembered on and on.

  • Daniel was one of the first friends I made in high school. We made great memories through our debates on the bus, our crazy bike rides, and hangouts. He would always greet everyone with a smile and would crack corny jokes to make everyone else laugh. He was also one of the sweetest and kindest people I have ever met. He always supported us, and always brought a smile to our faces. Daniel, you were a true friend, I will always remember you and miss you.

  • I've known Daniel Ryan since he was born. I wish we could have known one another better. My heart goes out to his family and friends, as I pray for them. - Misty

  • My deepest sympathies go out to the Charpentier friends and family. Daniel can never be replaced but I pray each and everyone's hearts and minds are filled with the greatest memories allowing us to always keep him near.

  • Daniel was one of the first people I met in high school. He was always so nice to everyone and we would always walk home together from the bus. Him and I would gang up on one of our other friends and call him out for fake bullying me. He would always have my back, even for the smallest things. He never failed to put a smile on my face and made me laugh when I was upset. Daniel, I will always remember you and our countless memories. Rest easy my friend. My sincere condolences to your family.

  • Daniel was the epitome of a great guy. He was one of the first friends I made in High School and I remember how much he would make everyone laugh. He made the atmosphere around him so much better and you couldn't help being happy around him. I remember we were right next to each other during graduation and in graduation rehearsal we couldn't stop joking around and laughing with each other. Daniel was always there for me and words can't describe how much he will be missed.

  • Daniel was a sweet boy and kind friend. He will be missed by so many. On behalf of Anders Niemi and the Niemi family, our heartfelt sympathies go to his family and friends. We pray that he has found peace. ❤️

  • He was one of the first friends I made in highschool, I could not have found a fault in his character even if I wanted to. Daniel was and forever will be the perfect gentleman, true to his word, strong but gentle. A truly one of a kind friend, brother, student, and son. The world will never fully heal the hole left in his passing, not one person could ever fit it perfectly. However, let our thoughts be turned towards our memories, of his smile, his laugh, the times spent together ending in see you laters, the corny jokes that always got a bunch of groans but everyone secretly thought was really funny, the way his eyes lit up when someone asked him about marching band, the perfect regal posture while he played his trombone. This is the Daniel I will always remember, and will now forever miss..

  • Daniels PC Band Family remember him very fondly and wish to express our deepest sympathies and condolences. The band will be wearing blue ribbons in honor of Daniel Friday night . Please know your family are in our thoughts and prayers and your sweet Daniel will be truly missed . Love to all from Panther Creek Band Boosters.

  • I shared some of the best memories of my life with Daniel. Living in the same neighborhood during middle school, you could always catch us sneaking into construction sites, exploring sewer systems and jumping off of the roofs of abandoned houses. Everyday after school he greeted me with a welcome grin before he questioned what crazy shenanigans we would pull off that day. He made me feel so free, and I'll never ever forget him. His memory reminds me to treat life as an adventure, and boy was it one with him. My condolences to his family and immediate friends <3

  • one of the funniest people I ever had the chance to meet. We shared lunch in the same area at Panther Creek High School for about two years. I could always recognize him from afar - people flocked around him. He was wonderful. Rest in peace

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