Christopher Andrew Smith
1983 - 2015
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TUSCALOOSA | Christopher Andrew Smith, age 32, of Tuscaloosa, passed away April 30, 2015. Service will be at Memory Hill Gardens Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Herb Thomas officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Hill Gardens with Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Circlewood Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Hugh D. and Mary Frances Moore and Herman D. and Eunice F. Smith; nephews, Christian and Conner Aaron; and uncle, James Richard Moore.
Survivors include his sister, Lindsay Aaron (Chris) of Jasper, Ala.; brother, Jonathan Smith (Erin) of Cornelius, N.C.; and parents, Carol and Stan Smith.
He graduated from Central High School in 2001 and was a member of the band. For 11 years, he was a locksmith at A-1 Alabama Key and Locksmith. He had a love for music and was a talented drummer. He also was a member of the Alabama Boys Choir.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Building Fund or Music Ministry of Circlewood Baptist Church.

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Published in Tuscaloosa News on May 3, 2015.
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April 27, 2019
Its been 4 years and it still feels like yesterday. I still pray for Chris mom and dad as the loss of a child is one of the hardest things to go through. May the two of them have more peace than they did a year ago and that they may be able to have a joy that surpasses all human understanding. Chris was such a sweet spirit. I could always see his halo.
Tisa Fincher
Friend
November 21, 2017
Chris I could never explain how much you still mean to me... I've lost my best friend.... My soulmate... I love you so much and I miss you more than words could ever describe.... You gave me the last year of your life and for that I can never repay you.... You're still on my mind daily and will be in my heart until the day I die....
Juana Gutierrez
Friend
April 4, 2017
You will be missed everyday!
Chelsey Hallo
Friend
April 4, 2017
I cannot believe it's been this long since you've been gone. My heart aches every time I think of the fact that Chris is no longer in this world. I know that he's in a much better place .every time I'm dealing with a problem he's the first person I want to call! He was a very good friend to me. We dated off and on. I Met Chris when I was 13 and he was 16. We both love music very much. He was also a very good friend to my brother Billy hallo. And practically a son to my parents Tom and Debbie hallo. Chris there is an empty space in the world without you. And there's nobody else that can fill the void. You aren't the only one that I lost when I lost you. There is been such a big gap in friendships since the day you died. You are the glue that holds a lot of us together! And you will always be missed. I just hope one day I can see you in the sky when that day comes for me!
Chelsey Halli
Friend
May 14, 2015
Katie Finley
May 13, 2015
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
Such a fine man Chris was,loved him like family.All the years we worked together going throught good and bad days, he was a true champ.Chris i will see you heaven.
Robert Skelton
May 8, 2015
I loved chris very much and we were still friends. Mrs Carol and Mr Stan my heart goes out to you I know how much you loved him. I am praying for you to have peace. I pray Chris has found peace as well. We all love you Chris.
Tammy Brackett
May 7, 2015
Mary Ann Montz
May 5, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Randy and Stacy Vaughn
May 5, 2015
Carol and Stan,
My thoughts and prayers are with you both.
Praying for your family.
Jannie Ross
May 5, 2015
Stan and Carol, There are no words to lessen the pain, just know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
chuck & Barbara Malone
May 5, 2015
Carol and Stan:

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.
Cathy Pagani
May 5, 2015
Carol, Stan and Family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mark Rutherford
May 4, 2015
I was so fortunate to have known Chris for almost half of my life. He had such a kind heart and was one of the nicest people I've ever known. He was a friend that I could always count on no matter the occasion. I have so many fond memories of him that I could fill a chapter book. He was a part of many of my "firsts" in life - my first love, my first roommate, my first heartache, my first real "relationship quarrel," my first beach trip without my family, my first prom date, my first grocery trip as an adult, and my first long-lasting best friend. Chris was and will always be in my thoughts. I will miss his corny jokes and silly puns. I will miss his smile and laugh. I will miss reminiscing with him about the silly shinanegans we got into when we were teenagers. I will miss him.

Carol, Stan, Lindsay, and Jonathan - There are no words to describe how much my heart hurts for you all. He loved and appreciated you all so very much - this I know for certain. Though I cannot be there to say goodbye to him and to hug each of you, please know that you are in my thoughts and heart.
Lindsey Jacobs
May 4, 2015
Mr. And Mrs. Smith,

I'm so sorry for your loss. This is definitely not something any of us could imagine happening. I am sending lots of love, prayer, and vibes yalls way. Chris was such a great friend to me. I wish I had been closer to Alabama so I could've seen him more. He was always with me in high school. We always cracked jokes, were therefor each other, and made memories together. He was an amazing man. I hope we all cherish the memories we had with him. I hope he is at peace. I wish I could be there to support and hug everyone. My condolences to all who lost such a bright light. I'm still in shock. Love you all.
Cara Bridges
May 4, 2015
Our sympathies to you, Carol and Stan, and your entire family in the loss of your son. Our prayers continue to surround the family as you continue your journey of healing. Loving you through this. Love,
Joyce & Billy Shinn
May 4, 2015
Chris,
I will miss you.. You and I have known eachother for so many years and I have so so many wonderful memories of you and of us. When my son was born, we decided that you would be his Godfather and that no other would be so right for that .. Ayden loved you so much. I know we have drifted apart these last couple of years but please know that you will always, always be in my heart. I will miss you dearly my friend.. We will meet again..

Love you.
Ashli Howell
May 4, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jessica Bryant
May 4, 2015
Carol,

I'm so very sorry.... words can never express the sorrow and loss that you are facing. You are a dear friend whom i miss seeing and talking to daily. Trusting the perfect peace of God that only he can provide.
Rhonda Carr
May 4, 2015
Carol, Im sorry for your loss. God will continue to be with you and Stan during this next days and weeks.
Shirley Blevins
May 4, 2015
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Joey & Brandi Harris
May 3, 2015
Carol and Stan, my prayers are with you as you go through this journey. Prayers for strength, comfort and a peace that only our Heavenly Father can provide. Love you my friends,
Harriett Holliday
May 3, 2015
Stan, so sorry of your loss and trusting the perfect peace of God will hold everyone up in the bond of love.
Bennie Abrams III
May 3, 2015
Carol and Stan,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this sorrowful time. I am so so sorry for your loss.
Love, Barbara
Barbara Briles
May 3, 2015
Love , prayers, hugs and comfort to all during these unsettling days and in the weeks to come.
Tony& Linda Bowles
May 3, 2015
Carol and Stan, I'm so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I know both of you to be wonderful people and I'm sure that Christopher had the best of both of you. God bless you and your family.
Tim Hill
May 3, 2015
Stan and Carol, I am so very sorry for your loss. Words are not adequate to express my love and concern for you both right now. Just know that you are all in my prayers right now.
Vicky Patridge
May 3, 2015
Chris, you will be missed by so many!! You probably never knew this, but you were the first guy I ever kissed! Yes I was an "older" girl at 16 years old having my first kiss, but that's okay!
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Jonathan, and the rest of the family: I am so very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with you all!!
Summer (Smith) Gragg
May 3, 2015
Stan and Carol, so sorry for your loss. Vanessa
Vanessa Sanders
May 3, 2015
I will miss your inner beauty. I have always enjoyed the times we shared too.
Tisa Fincher
May 3, 2015
Stan and Carol, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. aunt Evelyn, Uncle
Andy and Sandi
May 3, 2015
Carol,
So sorry to read of the loss if your precious son. Prayers and caring thoughts for you and yours.
Yvonne Moore Moon
May 3, 2015
Chris- I will miss you every day for the rest of my life. You meant so much more to everyone than you realized. You were one of the best friends I've ever had. I'm not sure there will ever be a way to really say out loud how much I'm going to miss you. I love you so much and I will see you again, just not soon enough.
To the Smith family: Thank you for raising such a loving, kind, generous child. He gave his friends anything they ever asked for without hesitation. He loved everybody so much and never failed to show it. Chris loved you all so much and spoke often of how grateful he was to have you. Your support for him was never ending...and the love we all have for him will be never ending as well. You have my greatest sympathy.
Beth Parham
May 2, 2015
I don't have adequate words to describe how amazing you were. Over the past few days I keep seeing people say what a big heart you had, and that's so true. I will hold on to the memories forever. It's just so hard to believe I will never get to hug my Chris-Y-Poo again. I pray you are at peace. I love you! And will miss you always. they say only the good die young, and you were one of the best. See ya on the other side some day. Damn, I'm gonna miss you.

Miss Carol and Mr. Stanley and family, I am so sorry for what you are going through. I know it doesn't compare to the void I Feel. Please feel free to contact me anytime. I feel like I know you guys from Chris talking about you so much.
Casey Jacobs Tennyson
May 1, 2015
I love you.
juana
May 1, 2015
Chris i will miss you sooo much you were my best friend and so much more than that for me.... You will always hold a special place in my heart.... I love you.
juana mccarthy
May 1, 2015
karrie Daniel-Collier
May 1, 2015
im so sorry to hear about chris. he was a wonderful person and left this earth far too soon
angela henderson
May 1, 2015
Carol, Stan and the entire family our hearts are breaking with yours , we know just the pain and suffering you are going thru. Only the ones who have lost a child knows the heartache. we are praying for you . I know god will give you the strength to carry you thru these difficult days. Love you Aunt Shirley & Charles
shirley garrett
May 1, 2015
RIP Chris...you were loved, you are missed.
Mary Kay
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