Bryant Henry "Hank" Magan

February 4, 2024

CHARLOTTE – On Sunday, February 4, 2024, Stacy and Jonathan Magan lost their beautiful son, Hank to a long-fought battle with depression.  Jon David and Skip lost a beloved brother whose puckish sense of humor brought levity to the household even in the darkest of times.

Hank was a self-proclaimed math nerd, a moniker he wore with pride.  He recently wrote “mathematics and computer science inspire awe in me.  It’s just super interesting how things appear so complicated yet fit together perfectly.  Despite appearing manmade and contrived it’s the basis for so many things in the natural world. The applications are inifinite…”

His hobbies included crafting custom keyboards and solving coding challenges.  He was an active leader on the Yeti Robotics Competition team.  The time he spent in the workshop crafting and programming robots with his team were truly some of the best days of his short life.  Through outreach programs with Queen City Robotics Hank tutored and coached middle and elementary school students in programming and summer Lego robotics camps.  He lit up while being around kids and teaching them.  In 2021 he received at Catalyst Award from NCSSM Summer Ventures Program for recognition of strong performance in research.  He was passionate about promoting STEM education to anyone.  Hank was president of the Myers Park Computer Science Honor Society.

He was a student at Eastover Elementary and Alexander Graham Middle School.  Hank graduated in the top of his class at Myers Park High School while earning an IB diploma in 2023.  During his senior year he also received a Certificate of Completion for the online program with the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.  He received a perfect score of 36 on the ACT an achievement that only 0.25% of ACT test takers earn. Hank truly loved learning and was passionate about his goals for higher education.  He recently received an invitation to interview with the admissions office at Stanford.  After some prodding he reluctantly admitted that he was “manifesting Dartmouth”.  It is heartbreaking to all who love him that we will never know where his path might have led.  Our family will forever be grateful to the counselors, teachers and administrators at MPHS who stood by him during his treatment for depression and anxiety offering support and encouragement.

Hank and his brothers spent their formative faith years at First Presbyterian Church in Charlotte. It was there that he confirmed his faith in the 8th grade, a memory his mother holds dear.  In his faith statement he chose to write about Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you: he will never leave you or forsake you.  Hank went on to write this passage “encapsulates the main idea of my faith. He will never leave you. He forgives.”

Hank was the kind of friend who could sit quietly with you, without any judgement while actively listening with genuine concern for his friend.  He had a great capacity for forming deep bonds with those in his life.  Hank was a tender and sensitive soul.  The community at Hopeway became an extension of his family this past year. He received the greatest care and love during his treatment programs. They are grieving with us. Our family saw significant improvement in his condition and value the exceptional programs provided for our darling boy.

Hank’s dad was especially proud of his natural athletic ability and will treasure memories of playing soccer, football, baseball, golf, and lately even pickleball.  It didn’t matter whatever he did, he did it well.  We will forever remember his smart, funny, and intrepid personality.  He loved music, art, and animals.

Hank is survived by his parents, Stacy and Jonathan Magan; his brothers, J.D. and Skip Magan; his grandmothers, Beverly Rowse, Peggy Welch and her husband, Jack; his aunts and uncles Kerriden Fortin and husband, Ed, Paul Henry Magan, Jr. and wife Diane, Gary Bryant and wife Nikki.  Also surviving are his cousins, Alex Breunig and husband, Cody, Matt Cobuzzi, Christopher Magan and wife, Kristen, Lindsey Magan, Meaghan Smus and James and Bristol Bryant.  And of course, his adored family pets Springer Spaniels, Winston and Lady and cats, Princess Jun-Jun and Queen Cinnaminna.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC.  The family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church and following the service in Jubilee Hall.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be offered in memory of Hank to Hopeway – Making HOPE tangible by inspiring mental wellness for all. 1717 Sharon Road West, Charlotte, NC 28210 or https://hopeway.org/giving-is-healing

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences may be shared at www.kennethpoeservices.com.

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  • Dan Warnock

    My condolences to the family. I will pray for your healing during this tremendous loss.

  • Joe and Barbara Barreto

    What a most wonderful and beautiful testimony on Hank's life and accomplishments. Our hearts are so saddened that your family has to bear this burden of losing such a beautiful son. Your whole family will be in our prayers. Our most sincerest condolences. Joe and Barbara Barreto

  • Myra mccraw

    I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine what you all are going through. Hold fast to the knowledge that you will see him again and he is safe in the arms of Jesus

  • Chuck & Amy Fortin

    Dear Meagan Family,
    We are saddened by your loss. Hank had so much promise. Our thoughts are with you. God bless you all.

  • Carol LaSalle Rose

    So very sorry for your family’s loss of Hank. Sending strength to you during this difficult time.

  • Carole Quigley

    Dear Jonathan, my heart breaks for you and your family. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling. I’m sending my love and prayers to your family.
    Love Carole

  • Jonathan Magan

    Hank, I can't believe you're gone. I miss you. My heart is heavy but I am so proud to be your Dad and will hold a piece of you close forever. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you: he will never leave you or forsake you nor will I.

    -Dad

  • Ljubica Dekic Blagojevic

    Stacy, Words cannot express my sorrow for you and your family. Please accept my condolences.