BARRE - Christopher Lee Dexter, 30, of Merchant Street, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at his home.
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Born on Dec. 12, 1982, in Berlin, he was the son of Luther and Christine (Bresett) Dexter.
He attended schools in Barre and Waits River, and graduated from Spaulding High School in Barre in the Class of 2001.
He made his home in Barre and East Topsham.
From 2001 to 2004, Chris served in United States Army with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. After his honorable discharge, he worked in the construction field in carpentry, maintenance, and installation. He first worked for Randall Construction. Later, he worked for Washington County Mental Health and the Bay State Elevator Company. For the past several years, he worked for Gusto's in Barre, worked on the safety crew at Thunder Road, and had served in the Vermont Guard at the Berlin Armory.
In earlier years, Chris attended the New Hope Methodist Church in Waits River.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, playing pool and video games, and working-out. He was a New York Yankees fan. He played in the men's softball league and the APA pool league, both of Barre.
Chris is survived by two daughters, Priscilla Villa and Rylee Dexter; and his companion, Heather St. Amour, all of Barre; his father, Luther Dexter of East Barre; his mother and stepfather, Christine and Steven Butler of East Topsham; paternal grandparents, Arnold and Linda Dexter of Marshfield; maternal grandmother, Claire Bresett of Williamstown; maternal step-grandmother, Eleanor Butler of East Topsham; four brothers, Eric Dexter and his fiancée, Nicole Menduni and their children, Deja Dexter and Logan Dexter of Hartford, Dustin Dexter and his son, Jacob Dexter of Vermont, Malik Butler, and Arthur Butler, both of East Topsham; a sister, Jade Butler of East Topsham; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Chris was predeceased by grandfathers, Bud Bresett and Wayland "Pee Wee" Butler.
His graveside service with military honors will be held on Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at 1 p.m. in the Vermont Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Randolph Center. Family and friends may call at the Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre on Tuesday evening, July 2, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Contributions for his family may be made in care of Christine Butler, 316 Willey Hill Road, East Topsham, VT 05076.
Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home - Barre
7 Academy Street, Suite 1
Barre, VT 05641
Published in Times Argus on June 29, 2013