Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

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Christopher "Chris" Craig Rector

November 14, 1970July 11, 2019

Christopher “Chris” Craig Rector, age 48, passed away unexpectedly following a brief illness on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville, NC. Born November 14, 1970 in Alleghany County, NC, he was the son of Harry Lee Rector of Taylorsville, NC, and the late Beverly Ann Carico Rector.

Chris was a veteran of the US Army having served in the Mountain Infantry Division in Korea from 1989-1994. He was currently working as a Team Leader in the IT department of Transportation Insight in Hickory, NC. Chris enjoyed deer hunting, playing golf, and listening to music, especially heavy metal and rock-n-roll.

Survivors include his daughter, Morgan Alexis Rector of Stony Point, NC; father, Harry Lee Rector of Taylorsville, NC; and brother, Curtis Clifford Rector of Conover, NC.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 20, 2019, in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory, NC, with Rev. Mark Carico officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service.

Condolences may be sent to the Rector family at www.drumfh-hickory.com.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Court, Glen Allen, VA, 23060-9979.

The Rector family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Hickory, NC.


  • Harry Lee Rector, Father
  • Beverly Ann Carico Rector, Mother
  • Morgan Alexis Rector, Daughter
  • Curtis Clifford Rector, Brother

  • American Heart Association


20 July

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Drum Funeral Home Chapel

Hickory, NC


Christopher "Chris" Craig Rector

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Michele Wood

July 15, 2019

I can't believe Chris is gone so early. He was a dear sweet friend of mine throughout my time at St. Stephen's High School. And even though I haven't seen him since then he did make an impact on my life during that time. I wish my condolences to his family and prayers to help you through your loss.

Ann Gardner

July 14, 2019

I am so sorry to hear about Chris. Thinking of you Harry, Curt & Morgan. Praying for you all.

Jaquetta George

July 13, 2019

I was shocked and saddened when I saw this in the paper. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May the many wonderful memories you have of Chris carry you through the days ahead. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Tim Walker

July 13, 2019

OMG, This is so sad. We just saw Chris at our 30 year class reunion on June 22nd. We had fun in school together. So sorry for your loss.

Sue Madurski

July 12, 2019

Harry, Morgan and Curtis,
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of you all
Sue Madurski