Christopher James Rhoton

February 8, 1984August 13, 2019
Obituary of Christopher James Rhoton
Greenville, SC – Christopher James Rhoton, 35 formerly of Claremont, NC went home to be with the Lord on August 13, 2019 at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, SC. Born on February 8, 1984 in Catawba County, Chris was the son of James and Carolyn Farthing Rhoton of Claremont. His rank was 2nd Lt. as an aircraft maintenance officer in the 77th Aircraft Maintenance Unit responsible for 250 airmen and 27 F-16 aircraft. Chris was preceded in death by his father- in- law, Charles Willers; his grandparents, Fred and Jane Farthing as well as his beloved cat Snickers. Survivors include his wife, Jessica Rhoton; his parents, James and Carolyn Rhoton; mother-in-law, Jill Willers, 3 brothers, David Rhoton and wife Stephanie, Patrick Rhoton, Jonluke Rhoton; 6 sisters, Jenny Wilson and husband Joe, Joy-Lynn Rhoton, Amy Malinoski and husband Chris, Audra Rhoton, Brandy Rhoton and Halley Rhoton; 3 brother-in-laws, Craig Willers and wife Sue, Mark Gonzales and fiancé Lynsey, Bill Willers; 2 sister-in-laws, Dawn-Marie Frisbie and husband Ronnie, Bonnie-Lynn Crenshaw and husband Will; 7 nieces, Ashley Wilson, Laura Wilson, Emma Smith, Sahara Rhoton; Alyssa Gonzales, Emily Willers and Kayden Frisbie, 7 nephews, Christopher Rhoton, Jason Smith, Jalen Willers, Christopher Crenshaw, Travis Frisbie, Jacob Crenshaw and Caleb Crenshaw as well as numerous, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Catawba Funeral Home in Hickory, NC with Rev. Tim Brink officiating. Interment will follow at Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends on August 19, 2019 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Catawba Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to National Veterans Foundation at and Mission 22 at Condolences may be left at The Rhoton Family is under the care of Catawba Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations.

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