Christopher Dennis Early
1973 - 2021
Adams Funeral Home - Taylorsville
307 Main Ave Drive
Taylorsville, NC
Christopher Dennis Early

December 27, 1973 - October 7, 2021

Mr. Christopher Dennis Early, 47, of Hickory, passed away Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021, at Frye Regional Medical Center.

Christopher was born Dec. 27, 1973, in Baltimore County, Md., the son of Teresa Ann Ely of Taylorsville and Warren Dennis Early (Lorie) of Statesville.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, who served in Cuba and Turkey. He loved his two cats, Big Baby and Lucky. His team was the Bronco's and loved to watch them play. He was a loving father, son and brother. He had a big heart of gold and his smile would light up a room. Chris had so many friends and co-workers, he enjoyed their friendship. He worked as an upholsterer for many years. "He was the best Yu-gi-oh player and loved playing with his son."

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marion Oswinkle and Louis Ely.

Including his parents, those left to cherish and honor his memory include his son, Ethan Alexander Early of Hickory; sisters, Jamie Lee Pennell of Washington State and Beth Ann Millsaps of Statesville; brother, Neil Justin Early of Statesville; three nephews, Isaac Coley, Ian Coley both of Statesville, and Loki Choate of Washington State; niece, Freya Lennon Choate of Washington State; godmother, Cathie Zimmerer of Nebraska; special woman in his life, Sharm; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved his uncle, Rick Ely.

A celebration of life service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with full military honors accorded by Alexander Veterans Honor Guard. The Rev. Keith Bowman will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The family will also gather at Teresa Ely's home, 266 Allendale Lane in Taylorsville.

The family would like to express a special thanks to the doctors and nurses in CCU unit for the care they gave him.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Beulah Baptist Church, 336 Black Oak Ridge Rd., Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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Published by Statesville Record & Landmark on Oct. 13, 2021.
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