Christopher Clayton Markham, 42, of Big Island passed away Nov. 1, 2016 at the University of Virginia Hospital. He was born April 20, 1974 to Carolyn Davis Markham and the late Clayton J. Markham. Besides his mother, he is survived by his son, Christopher Ryan Markham, his daughter, Amber Marie Markham, his brother, Channing Scott Markham and Tracy Goff and Ashlyn, and many other family, friends, and co-workers. He worked in metal fabrication at several businesses and eventually started his own business, Central Virginia Manufacturing, with his business partner Dave Hanowitz. Chris was an avid supporter of vocational students preparing for the workplace. Memorial gifts can be made to: Virginia Technical Institute, 201 Ogden Road, Altavista, VA 24517. Make checks out to VTI and in the Memo on the check please state Scholarship fund. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at Hunting Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Jones, Rev. Bryon LePere and Rev. Bill Owsley officiating. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Bedford, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit tharpfuneralhome.com.
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320 North Bridge Street
Bedford, VA 24523-1928
Published in Bedford Bulletin from Nov. 9 to Nov. 10, 2016