CHALOS, Chris Eugene, 70, of Richmond, Va., was born April 30, 1942 in Montcoal, W.Va. He went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 6, 2012. Preceded in death by his parents, Myrt and Jim Charles, a Greek immigrant coal miner; his brother, Ray; sister, Phyllis; and his twin brother, Mickey. Survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Kay, who was by his side from the age of 16 until the very end. She will love him forever. Together, their love produced four wonderful children, whom Chris loved without condition, Philip (Melissa), Christy (Debby), Dewey (Towonica) and Stevie (Heather). Chris is and will always be "Poppy" to nine grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Kenneth, Julia, Nicholas, Grace, Jackson, Maridith, Carson, Clint and Mickey. Chris is also survived by two sisters, Irene (Harvey) and Alice; and his brother, Terry Chalos; along with a host of brothers and sisters-in-law, lifelong friends, church family and co-workers who will miss him dearly. An eight year veteran of the United States Air Force (1960-1968), Chris served and loved his country with devotion to the end, so much that he filled out an emergency ballot and voted from his hospital bed in the 2012 election, which took place on the day he died. A computer engineer for NEC of America in Richmond, Va., Chris loved the challenge of working on the AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System) and appreciated all the fine folks at the Virginia State Police headquarters. Chris loved the Lord and lived out his faith in kindness and service to others. He possessed a keen sense of humor that never failed, even up to the end. There is no 'in lieu of flowers' here because Chris liked flowers. The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bliley's-Staples Mill, 8510 Staples Mill Road, in Richmond, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Greenwood Memorial Gardens in Goochland.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.