Ethan Scott Bland was an incredible son and brother, a diligent student, a strong leader, and a loyal friend. He went to Heaven to meet His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 15, 2022 at the young age of 18 as a result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a vehicle accident. Ethan was born on March 5, 2004 in Savannah and was a member of Compassion Christian Church. He attended St. Andrew’s School beginning in PK-4 and was just a few days away from attending his graduation with a Full IB Diploma and many awards and honors. He was accepted Early Action to UGA, his dream school, and he was excited about attending in the Fall. His career goal was to become a pediatric gastroenterologist. Ethan, sometimes known as Chief Eeth or just E for short, was an avid athlete who loved playing and watching just about any sport. In particular, he loved basketball and soccer. He was a fierce goalkeeper and a captain of the team this year. He only played football for a couple of seasons but he became the starting running back and middle linebacker in his senior year as a captain of the team. But he loved his family and friends much more than sports. He enjoyed spending time with friends just about anywhere but he especially loved being in the sun, at the beach, or near the saltwater. To know Ethan was to know a kind and loving soul who could truly bring joy to those around him with his larger-than-life personality. Ethan was considerate, smart, polite, funny and entertaining. He loved music and his mom and dad loved to hear him sing when he thought no one was listening. He was a great blessing to his family and he is survived by many that will have a void in their hearts that cannot be filled.
He is survived by his father and mother, Mr. Paul Bland and Mrs. Paula Bland, his brother, Cameron Bland, his grandmother, Mrs. Freddie Bland, and his uncle, Brian Bland (Allison). He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mr. E. Cameron Bland.
The family will have a Celebration of Life Service on Sunday June 5th at 4pm at Compassion Christian Church- Main Campus located at 55 Al Henderson Blvd., Savannah, GA 31419.
Flowers may be sent to Fox & Weeks (Hodgson Memorial Location) who will transport them to the Celebration of Life Service or donations may be made to Compassion Christian Church in memory of Ethan.
Paul, Paula and Cameron, our hearts are broken for you. We were so sorry to hear of Ethan's passing. May God bless you and keep you close during the days ahead. Our prayers are with you and your family.
- Tiffany Ringle and First Chatham Bank, Savannah, GA
Dear Paul, Paula, Cameron and family, we are all devastated to hear of Ethan’s passing. We love y’all and worry about y’all. May God bless y’all and comfort you at this time. If you need help with anything please call us.
- Ed and Kaye Bland, Savannah, Ga
- Trumbull Family, Savannah, GA
Our hearts are broken for your family. Ethan blessed so many with his larger than life presence. His void will never be filled. We pray for your strength and family in this most difficult time.
- Rule Family(Morgan Rule) , Tybee Island , Ga
Paul, Paula, Cameron, Freddie and family. I pray for some measure of peace in your heavy hearts.
- Wayne Bland, Acworth, GA
I am so sorry about Ethan's tragic passing. I am a referee that took part in many of Ethan's games. Ethan was a great goalie, always respectful and always showed great leadership and sportmanship. St. Andrew's lost a true star in every way. My thoughts and prayers are with the St. Andrew's family and the Bland family.
- Ronald Coppage, Savannah, GA
Dear Paul, Paula, Cameron and grandparents. We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with all of you at this time. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the thought of knowing family share in your sadness be of comfort to all of you. If you need anything, we are here for all of you
- Ernie and Vickie Bland, SAVANNAH, GA
So very sorry for your loss praying for strength for family and friends at this sad time
- Fran Wright , Ellabell , Ga
Thinking of all of you during this time.
- The Doschers, Savannah, GA
Ethan's passing has left a deep hole in the St. Andrew's community. I pray for the entire Bland family.
- James Coscia, Savannah, GA
As the mother of teacher and coach James Coscia, I would like to send my deepest condolences to the family during this most difficult time. RIP Ethan
- Angela Case (Mothet of James Coscia), Coral Springs, Florida
Dear Paul, Paula and Cameron: We are so sorry for your loss. Ethan was such a great guy and outstanding person. His passing is a major loss for so many. Praying for your family.
- Mable Smith and Ajay Watson, Savannah , Georgia
My thoughts and prayers are with your family may our Lord Jesus give you comfort.
- Joyce Franklin English, Savannah, Georgia
Everything has changed and know one walks in your shoes. In time, I hope/pray what is left are the memories of an exceptional friend, family member, son, brother. Know that the fellow travellers he touched along the way are better for having Ethan in their lives. RIP
- Mark Toth, Savannah, Georgia
Words are difficult at this time, but just know that I am offering up prayers for your peace and comfort.
- Mary Ellen Yarbrough, Savannah, ga
We are simply heart broken and grieve for everyone involved. We pray that you find strength and comfort in those around you as you go through this difficult time.
- Michelle and Cory Dodge, SAVANNAH, GA
- Shel & Cindy Brennan, Savannah, GA
We are so sorry to hear of Ethan’s passing. He was such an enjoyable and engaging young man. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
- The LeCates Family (Audra, Bill, Logan, Bryce & Sam), Savannah, Ga
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May our Heavenly Father comfort and bless you during this difficult time.
- Linda and Gary Boyd, Savannah, Georgia
We have thought of Ethan and all you everyday since his accident. I know it's hard for each of you. We continue to pray that the Lord will give you strength and comfort each day. We love you all.
- Aunt Gloria & Uncle Stan , Ivins , Utah
We are sending our sincere condolences to your family. May God strengthen you and provide you with peace. You are in our prayers.
- The Mock Family, Wilmington Island, Georgia
Paul, Paula, Cameron, Freddie, and other family members: I send my prayers and thoughts to all of you. I know your hearts are broken with Ethan’s passing. I pray God will give you the comfort and strength you need as you try to get through this very sad time.
- Nancy Dyche, Powder Springs, Georgia
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I’m a friend of Freddie’s . I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
- Penny Rafferty , savannah, ga
Paul Paula Cameron Freddie Brian we send our prayers and thoughts to all of you and may God give you strength and peace untill you see Ethan again.
- Margaret Bailey Mckenna and Bailey family, Bloomingdale, Georgia
So sorry for the loss of such a fine young man. RIP Ethan prayers for all of your family and the St Andrews school family. Regards Coach Charlie Moore
- Charlie Moore , Savannah , Georgia
I am sorry for your lost paul
- Melissa coleman, Savannah , Ga
- Margie & Roland Shiver, Savannah , Georgia
Paul, Paula and Cameron our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Cameron, Harrison is here for you if you need anything.
- Ginger Varner, Olivia & Harrison Wilkins , Savannah , Ga
- STING RAY'S/ ROGERS FAMILY, TYBEE ISLAND, Georgia
There aren’t sufficient words to express during this time; however, most of my thoughts and prayers over the last week have been for your sweet family, Paul, Paula, & Cameron. My heart aches for you and I am diligently praying that God provides comfort to each of you.
- Laura Morrison , Savannah , GA
- Gretchen Speerstra, Savannah, GA
We’re so sorry for your loss of such a multidimensional young man whose live touched so many. We hold you in our hearts.
- The Ionno-Thompson Family , Savannah , GA
Ethan was one of my favorites from youth group at CCC. He was always willing to contribute and was engaged with a positive and engaging spirit. I remember my last conversation with him was after one of his basketball games and he came up and sat and talked with me for like 10 minutes when he could have been with friends. I remember thinking that I hope my boys end up having attributes like Ethan. Prayers for your family.
- CHAD SCHNABEL, SAVANNAH, GA
We’re so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you, now and always.
- Heidacher family , Savannah , Georgia
Paul and family. My deepest condolences on the loss of Ethan. After playing soccer with Paul in high school, it was exciting to watch post about Ethan's accomplishments in soccer and football. Ethan looked so much like Paul. While I never met Ethan I know he had the same humor and kind spirt that Paul does. Our family prayers for your comfort and peace during this difficult time.
- Louis Harris, Atlanta, Ga
I've been apart of the St. Andrew's family about 2 yrs, so I've only known Ethan for a short period of time but transporting him on the bus was a pleasure. My thoughts and prayers will continue for the entire Bland family. May God continue to cover all of you during this time.
- Sheila Duncan, Savannah, GA
Dear Paul, Paula, Cameron and Freddie and family. We are so very sorry for the Passing of Ethan and we have prayed continuously from the beginning and will continue to pray for comfort, Peace and Wisdom during this devastating time In your lives. God be with you all!
- Debbie & Pete Kennedy and Family, Hayesville, N.C
Dear Bland family, This has been so heart breaking. I pray for the Holy Spirt to give you strength to get through all the grief and sorrow you have to bear. Coleen (Whilden's sister)
- Coleen Biezenbos , Savannah, GA
May You Rest In Peace, Sorry Your Life Was So Short.
- Lillian S.Sams, Savanah , GA
Bland Family- we are sending you our deepest sympathy. You have all been in our prayers. Father please provide the comfort we can’t imagine.
- Woodworth Family, Southington, OH
Dear Bland Family, sending our deepest sympathy at the loss of your dear son Ethan. We will keep your family in our daily prayers and his memory in our hearts...Coach John Callahan and Kathi Callahan
- Callahan, Savannah, Georgia
Dear Paul, Paula, Cameron and Freddy, We are praying for your strength and for Ethan's soul to be reunited with your Dad. Paul, we are just heartbroken and so so sorry for your family. You are loved so much. Patty and Tom Crews
- Crews, Hilton Head Island, SC
Absolutely devastated for you and your family Paul. An unimaginable tragedy that no parent should ever endure. Lifting your family with so much love and prayers. It sounds like Ethan has left an incredible imprint on those he knew. <3
- Kristen DuBose, Savannah, GA
Our heart felt condolences are with you and your family during this extremely difficult time. We will keep everyone in our prayers.
- Jim Vaughan , Atlanta , GA
My thoughts and prayers for your family during this time. I pray you feel God's comfort & strength.
- Amanda Barnes, Savannah, GA
Paul, Paula and Cameron, I'm so incredibly sorry about Ethan's passing. He sounds like an incredible young man and blessed all those around him. Our family will be praying for comfort and peace for you all during this time.
- Nikki Gaharan , Frisco , Texas
We are so sorry for your family's tremendous loss. I hope you feel surrounded by much love and comfort. With heartfelt sympathy.
- Kaitlyn McCormack, Woodbridge, VA
Paul & Family - I am so incredibly sorry for your loss! May your loving memories of Ethan bring you comfort and peace. Continuing to keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
- Shannon Beasley, Savannah, GA
So sorry to hear about Ethan’s passing. Our prayers are with you. We have made a donation to Compassion Christian church in Ethan’s Name
- Jeff Hahn, Savannah, Ga
Sending love and prayers to the entire Bland family during this difficult time.
- The McCray Family , Savannah, Ga
My family rejoices with you for knowing such an individual; the love you shared is obvious. We know he is with the Father, yet we send our most heartfelt condolences to your family. He is well, and we send prayers of peace and strength to you in this season. In His Grace! S.
- Sharon Meadows and Family, Pooler, GA
Freddie I am So sorry for the loss of your grandson. Please share my condolences to the entire family. Much love Frances McCarthy
- Frances B McCarthy, Beaufort, SC