Christopher Dylan Bynum, 19 of Friendswood, Texas, was called to heaven due to an auto-pedestrian accident in Austin, Texas, early Monday morning, October 22, 2012. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012, at Mary Queen Catholic Church, 606 Cedarwood Drive, Friendswood, Texas; Father Maurice Moe Linehan, M.S., Celebrant. Viewing will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the church, with a funeral service following at 11:00 a.m. Dylan was a sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin. He was an accomplished musician and writer, looking forward to pursuing further studies in writing, at the time of his death. Dylan loved playing ice hockey and played his final season last year with the Roadrunners at the University of Texas at San Antonio, before transferring to U. T. Austin. Dylan is survived by his parents, Todd and Carolyn Bynum; brother, Garrett Bynum; grandmothers, Dessie Crow and Ita Cornwell of Beaumont, Texas; uncle, Gregg Crow and life partner, Susan Porter of Amarillo, Texas; uncle, Robert Bynum of Beaumont, Texas; aunt, Brenda Legendre and husband, Dane of Beaumont, Texas; and numerous cousins and friends. Pallbearers are Garrett Bynum, Trey Gonzales, Kitchel Weitekamp, Lucas Beven, James Stell, and Alex Blomstedt. Memorials in Dylan's name may be sent to these charities: Bay Area Houston Hockey Assn., 16516 El Camino Real, Suite 167, Houston, TX 77062, E-mail: CommunicationsDirector@HoundsiceHockey.org">CommunicationsDirector@HoundsiceHockey.org">CommunicationsDirector@HoundsiceHockey.org">CommunicationsDirector@HoundsiceHockey.org;Interscholastic Hockey League, P.O. Box 691821, Houston, TX 77269-1821 President, Julie Bass (281) 415-1787; Save The Music Foundation http://www.vh1savethemusic.com/donation. Online donations may be made via credit card in memory of Dylan or via check to VH1 Save the Music Foundation, attention: Deniece Dykes 11515 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10036.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Oct. 26, 2012