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, 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.