April 10, 1993 - October 6, 2013 CHOCTAW Christian "Chris" Allen Payton, 20, of Choctaw, OK, went to be with our heavenly father on October 6, 2013. Chris grew up in Choctaw, OK and graduated from Choctaw High School in 2011. He had hopes of becoming a firefighter. He enjoyed art and drawing, listening to music, and spending time with his friends. His beautiful smile could light up a room. Chris is survived by his son, Trae Owen Payton; his brother, Marcus; his sister, Kylie; his mother, Tina; his great grandmother, Hellen; as well as many family members and friends. Services will be held at 2pm on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Choctaw conducted by Ford Funeral Service. Following the service, he will be laid to rest at the Elmwood Cemetery in Choctaw. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Christian's name to be made to the First Baptist Church of Choctaw "Building Fund". Chris will be missed dearly by his family and friends. We love you, always and forever.
Published in The Oklahoman on Oct. 9, 2013