HAYNES Christopher S. Haynes, 52, of Lexington, husband of Eileen Haynes, died Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at St. Joseph Hospital after a long fight with brain cancer. Born at the US Naval Hospital, Portsmouth VA he was the son of Kenneth G. Haynes, Sr. Rear Admiral U. S. Navy (Ret.) and Margaret Conroy Haynes. Chris was in the 1973 graduating Class of Yorktown High School in Arlington, VA where he was valedictorian, state champion in track and was named Athlete of the Year. Chris entered Cornell University on an ROTC scholarship and achieved the rank of Battalion Commander. In 1977 he was awarded a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He maintained a membership in the Sigma Phi Society for whom he served as President and from which he drew many lifelong friends. In 2001 Chris attained his lifetime goal of becoming a husband and father and blessed his family with his passionate exuberance for raising fine sons. His first employer was the Bechtel Corp. where he remained his entire professional career. In October 2005 Bechtel named Chris to manage the Kentucky Chemical Weapons Destruction Project in Richmond, KY. Prior to the assignment to the Bluegrass Army Depot he was the Bechtel National Construction Manager for the defense and space market sectors having completed assignments in the design and construction of petroleum and chemical plants, power plants and mining facilities. Chris attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church and Crossroads Christian Church. Besides his wife and parents Chris is survived by three sons, Carlo Conte, Oskar Conte and Kenneth C. Haynes, all of Lexington; one brother, Kenneth George Haynes, Jr., Albuquerque, NM; and one sister, Melinda and her husband Eugene Harrison Farrell, Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret), LaJolla, CA. A Catholic Mass will be held 10am Tue Nov 20 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church and a Celebration of Chris' life will be held at 11am Sat, Dec 8, 2007 at Crossroads Christian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions are suggested to the Chris Haynes Memorial Fund, Bluegrass Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 415 North Broadway, Lexington, KY 40508.
Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Nov. 18, 2007.