Gerald Lee "Chris" Christopher

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Gerald "Chris" Lee Christopher, 80, of Altus, passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Jackson County Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Kincannon Memorial Chapel with Keith Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow with full military honors at Altus City Cemetery under the direction of Kincannon Funeral Home.

Gerald Lee Christopher was born May 14, 1933 to Elmer L. and Arva (Lorenzen) Christopher in Atlanta, Ga. He moved to El Reno in 1942 and graduated from El Reno High School and attended college. Chris married Euleta Maxine Walker on Sept. 29, 1951 in El Reno. He joined the United States Air Force and became a Crew Chief and a Flight Engineer retiring after 28 years in 1979. He then began working Civil Service from 1980 to January 2005. During his Civil Service years, Chris worked as an aircraft flight/ground instructor and a quality assurance representative. Chris was a member of the Masons and the American Quarter Horse Association. He spent time farming, ranching, woodworking, and working on all types of engines. He especially loved tractor restoration and his horses. He loved the outdoors, but most of all loved his family and being with friends. He was of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Christopher was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Euleta on Nov. 24, 2013.

He is survived by one daughter, Debbie Greene of Atlanta, Ga.; one son, Jerry Christopher of Altus; six grandchildren, Christopher Greene of Atlanta, Amy Hamilton and husband Keith of Atlanta, Keith Christopher and wife Lindsey of Charleston, S.C., Jimmy Greene and wife Megan of Sylvania, Ga., Lauren Coffman and husband Drew of Atlanta, and Whitney Leach and husband Joseph of Atlanta; eight great-grandchildren; and a host of family and friends.

The family will host a visitation for family and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at Kincannon Funeral Home.

Additional parking for the service is available behind the funeral home, Best Western to the South or Western Sizzlin' to the North.

Family and friends unable to attend may log on to 30 minutes prior to the service, click on the "Live Services" tab, to view the live webcast of the funeral.

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Published in Altus Times from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2014
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