OBITUARY

Christopher Lee Hendrix

January 26, 1988October 26, 2018
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Christopher Lee Hendrix “Big Chris” was called home to be with the Lord in heaven on Friday October 26, 2018 at Metroplex Hospital. Chris was born January 26, 1988 in Statesboro, Georgia but lived most of his life in Copperas Cove, Texas. To know Chris was to love him, he had a heart of gold and died way too young at the age of 30. Beloved son of William and Donna Hendrix, loving grandson to Janice and Andy Papson, Ann Lynch, proceeded in death by William Aubry Hendrix and William Durwood Sikes. Chris was loved by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends. Celebration of life services will be held on November 1, 2018 at Eastside Baptist Church, 1202 MLK Jr. Dr, Copperas Cove, Texas at 10:00am with viewing prior to service at 9:00am. Rest in Peace, we will miss our “big teddy bear.” ”They will soar on the wings like eagles” Isaiah 40:31. “Truly, I say to you shall be with me in paradise” Luke 23:43. Chris recently quoted “Tell someone you love them today because tomorrow is not promised. To my family and my friends, I love you.” Texas Longhorn attire is requested for the service. In lieu of flowers, donations for funeral expenses are appreciated. Crawford Bowers Funeral Home in Copperas Cove will be officiating services.

  • FAMILY

  • Donna Hendrix, Mother
  • William Hendrix, Father
  • William A Hendrix, Brother
  • Janice Papson, Grandmother
  • Andy Papson, Grandfather
  • Ann Lynch, Grandmother
  • William Hendrix, Grandfather
  • William Sikes, Grandfather
  • Chris leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends to cherish his memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andrew Hendrix, Active Pallbearer
  • Norman Best, Active Pallbearer
  • Robert Fouse, Active Pallbearer
  • Aaron Papson, Active Pallbearer
  • Kevin Papson, Active Pallbearer
  • Garrett Tillis, Active Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Funeral Services for Christopher Hendrix

Services

  • Celebration of Life Thursday, November 1, 2018
REMEMBERING

Christopher Lee Hendrix

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Mary Manyen

October 30, 2018

Dearest Donna Kay and family,
I’m so sorry and saddened. The loss of a child is tragic; the unexpected loss of Christopher is heartbreaking.
Our condolences to all of you and your family. May you find peace and comfort, reflect on all of the great memories. Thoughts and prayers.

Norman Best

October 30, 2018

Billy & Donna,
We are so sorry that Chris left so soon. We can not imagine the emptiness that is felt by each of your hearts. As we continue to pray for each of you, please remember this...

From heaven he was delivered
As a baby unto you,
When God said to me softly
I'm trusting you to do
Everything that's needed
To nurture and to love.
He's your little angel
Sent from me above.

You see...spirits cannot be
Held, hugged, or kissed.
The body that was his vessel
Is what you'll surely miss,
But his spirit that I shared with you
On that one special day,
That is what I promise
To never take away.

So he is back in heaven now
The earth was not his place.
He taught you all he could
About dignity and grace,
So as you grieve and weep
To see him once again,
I promise he's waiting here
When you get to heaven.

Love you both
Norman & Teresa

Kat Allen

October 30, 2018

Donna,

No words can express the pain that you are going through and my prayer for you is that God will give you strength to face the coming days ahead without this lovely child. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. May God Bless you and your family at this time. If there is anything that I can do please let me know.

Sherry Eishen

October 29, 2018

Donna,
Paul, Tiffany and I want you to know how truly sorry we are for your loss! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers and if there is anything we can do for you, please do not hesitate to ask!
Sherry Eishen

Natalie Landers

October 29, 2018

Chris I will never forget the times we shared. you were a great friend with a big heart helping anyone in there time of need. I especially remember the love you had for your nieces and nephew. I can’t believe your gone my Dear Friend But I promise you will never be forgotten. Rip Chris

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Biography

      Many things can be said about Christopher Lee Hendrix. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive man, his compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing his charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. He was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things he sought to accomplish. Christopher was a mentor, a natural “teacher” capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around him. He generally had a focus on harmony and peace.

      Christopher was born on January 26, 1988 at Statesboro Memorial Hospital in Statesboro, GA. His parents were Bill & Donne Hendrix. Christopher was raised in Glennville, GA & Copperas Cove, TX. When he was young, Christopher's friends and family found that “straightforward” and “honest” were perfect words to describe him. Even as a child, Christopher demonstrated strong qualities of self-confidence, perceptive ability and a disposition that was enjoyable to those around him.

      Christopher grew up with one brother William Andrew Hendrix. Christopher was constantly involved in all sorts of activities with his family. He was even-tempered, taking care not to get involved in too many family conflicts. This quality served him well, in perpetually bringing harmony, understanding and a sense of peace to the family. Christopher carried these traits into his adult life and served as one of many reasons why family and friends found him pleasurable and delightful to be around. Christopher was a person who genuinely understood and cared for others, making powerful connections with those he knew.

      As a young boy, Christopher was imaginative, ingenious, clever and a “novel” thinker. Regardless of whether his peers were older or younger, or came from different backgrounds, Christopher could easily relate to other kids. He was an active child who took part in soccer & baseball. In his spare time he liked fishing and hunting. Christopher's memorable achievements in several ball tournaments. However, to Christopher, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his many friends.

      During his high school years, Christopher had a natural flair for cheering on and applauding just about everyone. He was constantly offering his support and encouragement to fellow members of the groups and activities in which he participated. He graduated from Copperas Cove High School in 1995. He did well in school and genuinely enjoyed telling stories in a way that drew people to him. In this way, Christopher had a talent for becoming the center of attention, a kind of social catalyst. Christopher was often found to be the lead person facilitating a group activity, frequently filling the role of being “the life of the party.” Teachers and classmates knew Christopher as an excellent listener. He placed a high value on learning and always understood that there was a new lesson to be grasped waiting for him just around the corner.

      Always considered a “good” friend, Christopher sought to understand the things that others enjoyed. For this reason Christopher always seemed to possess a never-ending collection of acquaintances. Christopher’s friends found him easy to know and get along with because of his talent for being socially at ease, adept at conversation, and always amiable in his dealings with others. Christopher would always seek to learn what his friends enjoyed, and he would go out of his way to make sure that their needs were met. Christopher was always seen as the type of person who was the more gracious giver. In fact, he sometimes felt ill at ease when he was the one on the receiving end. Throughout his life he had many friends. While growing up, some of his best friends were Garrett Tillis & Margit Walker. Later in life, he became friends with Garrett Tillis & Diane Dunn.

      Because he was organized and methodical, Christopher took great pleasure in his various hobbies. His favorite pursuits were fishing & hunting. Christopher enjoyed sharing his passions with others and could singularly focus on one hobby at a time.

      Christopher derived much satisfaction from sports. Because he was so instinctive and could always grasp the big picture, Christopher delighted in the strategy and inner workings of a competition. Christopher was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favorite teams' events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were football & baseball.

      Christopher enjoyed traveling, and because he was so well organized, he would take on the responsibility of planning and scheduling all of the family vacations. His gift for keeping things lively meant that vacations with Christopher were always enjoyable. Favorite vacations included trips to Georgia.

      Christopher was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Christopher's favorite was dog Skipper. They were best friends for 12 years. His family was rounded out by his two dogs Pookie and Remington.

      Christopher passed away on October 26, 2018 at Metroplex Hospital. Heart attack. He is survived by his parents Bill and Donna Hendrix, brother Andrew Hendrix. Services were held at Eastside Baptist Church. Christopher was laid to rest in Sardis Cemetery in Jewett, TX.

      Throughout his life, Christopher was a gregarious and enthusiastic man. He was generous in sharing his personal attributes, giving and helping those he knew and loved. He would often fill the role of coach, bringing out the best in everyone. He was imaginative, original, tender hearted and easy to get along with. Christopher leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and cherished memories. Everyone whose lives he touched will dearly remember Christopher Lee Hendrix.