Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Christopher James Smith

Christopher James Smith of Oakboro, NC passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at Tucker Hospice House in Kannapolis. His funeral will be Sunday at 2 PM at First Baptist Church of Locust with Rev. Billy Rice, Pastor Brandon Bowers, and Dr. Tommy Ross, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 4 PM till 8 PM at Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care in Albemarle.

Born July 23, 1973 in Cabarrus County, he is the son of Boyce “Danny” James Smith and Sandra Kay Hartsell Smith McIntyre (Tommie) of Concord. Chris began his Emergency service career at the early age of 17 as a Firefighter and later became certified as a Paramedic working with Stanly County EMS for over nine years, also serving with Anson and Cabarrus County EMS. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing, and camping. Chris grew up playing Football and competed as a weightlifter.

He is survived by his wife Christine Smith of the home, son, Trevor Austin Smith, brother, Steven Smith (Melissa) of Locust, Nieces, Riley, Beth, and Dallas, Nephews, Hunter, Kayden, and Great-Nephew Levi, and Chris’ dog, Shelby.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the crew at Davita in Harrisburg as well as the Nursing staff in the renal unit at CHS-NorthEast.

 

30 Comments

  • Cheryl smith Posted September 28, 2017 2:50 pm

    So sorry we love you and Trevor may God bless you

  • Tina Myers Posted September 28, 2017 2:57 pm

    It has been a prevledge and a pleasure working with you at Stanly County Ems Locust Fire Dept and West stanly Ems but most of all it has been a honor to have been your friend you have fought the fight and you have won God has blessed you May God comfort Christine and Trevor Rest Easy my friend.

  • Gail Griffin Posted September 28, 2017 3:06 pm

    It has been a pleasure working and knowing this family over the years. Thank you for all the lessons learned and the laughter enjoyed. Knowing that there is peace and no more pain is comforting. Will be praying for all those left here. Thank you Christine and Trevor for sharing him.

  • Alan and Kay Eury Posted September 28, 2017 3:15 pm

    A man of honor and integrity who loved his God, Family, Church, and community (IGOR-FIRE FIGHTER-EMS). He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are for comfort, peace, and strength as you walk on in this world and look forward to the great reunion day in heaven. Much love and prayers to Christine and Trevor, Alan and Kay Eury

  • Alan and Kay Eury Posted September 28, 2017 3:21 pm

    May God keep you in his loving care, during your time of sorrow, God Bless Your Family. A limb has fallen from the family tree. I keep hearing a voice that says, “Grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong (IGOR-FIRE FIGHTER-EMS). Continue my heritage, I’m counting on you all. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how I truly was blessed. PLEASE Continue traditions, no matter how small. PLEASE Go on with your life (IGOR-FIRE FIGHTER-EMS), don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, you have been my LIFE, so keep up your chin up (CHRISTINE AND TREVOR, HE LOVED YOU SO MUCH). Until the day comes we’re together again. God will take care of everything in HIS TIME. With all heads bowed and our hands together “IN JESUS CHRIST NAME AMEN”

  • Danyelle Blalock Posted September 28, 2017 3:56 pm

    My thoughts and Prayers go out for the Family! Chris was always a great person inside and out! He will be missed by many!

  • Audra Eury Posted September 28, 2017 4:08 pm

    Prayers for the family. I went to school with Chris. He was such a great person….someone you can’t forget. He made an impact on so many.

  • Susan Smith Furr Posted September 28, 2017 4:44 pm

    Oh Sandra and family my heart breaks for you all! I remember him even now after all these years. Prayers that love and peace surrounds you all.

  • Jamie Beam Posted September 28, 2017 4:51 pm

    Igor did this the ONLY way he would see fit…his way lol Christine, Trevor, you guys are in my prayers. And know I’m just down the road if y’all need anything. So glad I got to exchange war stories with him and help bring a smile to his face, and yes, him cut those steal eyes at me lol I love you guys, and know y’all still are and always will be family.

  • Misty DIck Vaughn Posted September 28, 2017 4:55 pm

    Prayers for peace and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Todd Helms Posted September 28, 2017 5:36 pm

    Chris was a true friend. He was the one you could count on when the chips were down. If you needed help and you called him, he would come to help with no questions ask. I will miss him. I know he is at peace now and in no pain. I pray God’s blessing for the family in this time of sorrow.

  • Heather Blalock Posted September 28, 2017 5:57 pm

    Igor,all though your time at Anson Ems was short, you were a good employee, a fine paramedic, but an even better friend. I value the time spent with you & you will not be forgotten. Rest in peace friend. Bret (Chico) Anson Ems

  • David and Valerie Furr Posted September 28, 2017 7:38 pm

    So sorry I know Chris has suffered and you to being by his side.. As you know Chris is walking and not hurting anymore with Jesus that is so comforting to know. Please know you are in our prayers and thoughts.

  • LORETTA Crayton Posted September 28, 2017 8:43 pm

    Prayers to all family and friends!! No more pain and suffering. He’s rejoicing in heaven walking and being healthy again. Giving all his love ones hugs and reuniting again. God bless you . Love to all

  • Ron & Melissa Ferrell Posted September 28, 2017 10:51 pm

    May God give rest to your soul Chris and peace and comfort to your family. Christen we know how difficult it has been not only for Chris but for you and Trevor. Please know that all of you have been in our prayers and will continue to be. God bless

  • Dot Hagler Posted September 28, 2017 11:06 pm

    Prayers for family and friends, with heavy hearts at this time. Joe and I always called Chris, our buddy. Free of pain, being with Jesus. Rest now, our buddy. See you soon.

  • Mary ( Sissy) Kiker Posted September 29, 2017 9:07 am

    Chris will truly be missed. I have some great memories of him, prayers to you and Trevor during this difficult time. Love to you all.

  • Becky and Steve Cooper Posted September 29, 2017 9:46 am

    I have known Chris all of his life. I am so proud of the way he lived his life. He loved God, his family.his church and His community. He was,a kind and caring person. He and Christine and Trevor have truly been an inspiration to all during this journey. We know he is rejoicing today in heaven. But we also knoiw Christine Trevor Sandra and the family and many friends will miss him. We are praying for God’s peace that passes all understanding be with you all. We Love you proverbs 3:5&6

  • Edie Kello Posted September 29, 2017 10:49 am

    Christine and Trevor, I am so sorry to hear this. He has fought hard and long with you both by his side. He is in the comfort of God’s hands. I pray God will also comfort you both during this time. Love and hugs, Edie

  • Ann Dawson Posted September 29, 2017 12:07 pm

    Our hearts break for the family! You are in our thoughts and prayers that God will give you peace that only He can give!

  • Bob and Tammi Remsburg Posted September 29, 2017 12:27 pm

    Our prayers are with you. Truly great friends.

  • Billy Greene Posted September 29, 2017 1:56 pm

    Rest easy ole buddy! The strength you and your family have shown through this fight was nothing short of amazing. Prayers for Christine and Trevor in the days and months ahead.

  • Travis & Amy Lowder Posted September 29, 2017 6:44 pm

    Praying for you and wishing you strength in the days ahead. (My daughter went to school with Trevor, I was a teacher at Ridgecrest. Also my brother Eric Baucom went to school with Chris.)

  • Michelle Snider-Smith Posted September 29, 2017 8:21 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Our hearts are breaking for you Sandra, Stevie and all of the family. I have so many memories when I used to babysit these 3 boys. Chris, Keith & Stevie…. Chris being the oldest was always on his best behavior and tried to help me keep the other 2 in line, lol. Great memories! Prayers now and will continue for strength, peace & comfort.

  • Cathy DeVries Posted September 29, 2017 8:46 pm

    Christine and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Chris was a great man and now he is totally healed and in the arms of God. I am praying for you and your sweet family.

  • Velvet Jay Posted September 29, 2017 9:20 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. Christine, so sorry that you have lost your friend, soulmate, Husband and Trevor loosing a father at such a young age. Yes, God has his Will and it will be done. You all keep that Faith and you will see him again. My heart breaks for you and the rest of the family…. Love you all as brothers and sisters in Christ

  • Vickie Posted October 1, 2017 6:39 pm

    Oh Chreestine, I wish I had had the pleasure of meeting your Chris! I am just so sorry for your loss!

  • Ethel and mark little Posted October 1, 2017 11:04 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all. Wonderful memories of Chris. Ethel and mark little

  • Tony & Tamara Pope Posted October 2, 2017 9:27 pm

    So sorry for your loss. My sons played football at the same time Chris did for West Stanly! & I know his nephew & niece at West Stanly Middle School. Good family! Chris will be greatly missed upon his classmates & friends.

  • Edie Kello Posted October 15, 2017 11:05 am

    He fought hard and you were right along there with him. He is alive and still with you and Trevor. Hugs and love, Edie

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