LETTERS: Remembrance of 'Fig' captured his spirit

Thank you for remembering Fig in column

I just wanted to take a moment and thank Will Hammock for his column on Ryan Figlestahler ("Beloved 'Fig" remembered for humor, spirt," April 25, 1B).

I first met Ryan when I was 6 or 7 years old, and he was probably 4 or 5. Our brothers played baseball together at Brookwood. He is truly one of my oldest friends. Will's kind words helped brighten an otherwise gloomy day for me, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

I can attest that the Ryan everyone is describing on Facebook is exactly the man he is, and Will helped let everyone else know.

Again, thank you so much.

-- David Killebrew, Cumming