Christopher S. Haynes
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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.

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Published in Lexington Herald-Leader on Nov. 18, 2007.
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November 12, 2020
Happy Heavenly Birthday ❤
Nancy A VanGinkel
November 12, 2020
....hard to believe it's been 13 years since losing Chris. I will miss my little brother every single day until the day I die.
Ken Haynes Jr
December 1, 2019
Maya Angelo quotes:

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."

Chris is sorely missed!
November 30, 2019
Chris with nice, Maggie, in 1984
Ken Haynes Jr
November 30, 2019
Chris with son, Kenneth, in 2007
Ken Haynes Jr
November 12, 2019
So strange Chris came to my mind this morning.
Thought I'd see what he was doing after all these years. So sorry he isn't with us here on earth, but know he's doing an important job in heaven.
Worked with him in CA at Arco refinery where his leadership and mentoring were above reproach.
I'm sure his children miss him. They are in my prayers today.
Nancy Van Ginkel
November 7, 2017
Bechtel hired four engineers to replace Chris, that's how bright he was. There was not one person who could fill his shoes, single handily managing a $2 billion project.
Ken Haynes Jr
November 13, 2013
1984 in Albuquerque
I guess I will always miss him and always wish he were still here.
Ken Haynes Jr
November 12, 2013
Life as we know it has become life as we knew it. May all the tears shed be from the joy our memories hold in our hearts.
joan perks
August 11, 2008
Chris was an inspiration and a guiding light for me personnally during my early years as a design engineer. He will truly be missed.
Paul Lull
August 11, 2008
I just received a message informing me of Chris's passing. He was truly a great guy and a friend to all who knew him. We had the opportunity of working on several projects together and he was one who could "ALWAYS - Get the job done". He also had a kindness that radiated from him and sort of seeped into everyone around him. He will truly be missed.
David Graham
December 11, 2007
I just found out about Chris from one of Mr. Haynes friends. I am truly sorry for the loss of a great man, a great father, and a wonderful son. Everyone in Chris' family is in our prayers.
kevin skinner
November 23, 2007
Chris was loved and adored by us. He was my little brother and the children's favorite uncle. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I know this is so hard to accept.
Elizabeth Arellano
November 19, 2007
I will miss you dear friend. You were taken before anyone would have liked. You were special to us all and hope you are at a peaceful place. Farewell.
Brent Pogue
November 19, 2007
Eileen, Carlos, Oskar and Kenneth
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you, we never stopped praying for Chris during his entire battle. I met Chris for the first time when his Aunt Bev died and have never forgotten the kindness and support he showed Scott and I but especially my children during their time of mourning, he took them to the arcade and he and Ken kept their video cards full (not like mom and dad who set limits). Chris always had a smile and made everyone feel special like they were the only one in a room. Please let us know if there is anything we could do for you at anytime. God Bless all of you.
Scott and Donna Conroy
November 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Ranjit Lovell
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