Christopher Scott Irvine

August 28, 1972January 10, 2021

Christopher Scott Irvine, 48, passed away Sunday afternoon, January 10, 2021 due to the devastating virus that is COVID-19. Chris was born August 28, 1972 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

He grew up across the bridge in Madison Heights, coming back over to attend Virginia Episcopal School where he graduated in 1990. Chris then went onto Mary Washington College where he received his Bachelors of Arts in English. He explored the world, living different places but ultimately returning to Lynchburg in his late thirties where he spent over a decade at Genworth. While working there, he earned his MBA from Averett University.

Chris played many roles—husband, brother, son, cousin, friend, tight-head prop—but his greatest role of all didn’t come until later in life. At 42, Chris became a father. He and his wife, Carly, welcomed Margaux Maye into the world. She is his single greatest achievement.

Though Chris wasn’t much for sitting around and watching the game, he was about helping you tile your backsplash at 2am or changing out your hot water heater on Christmas Eve so your wife could take a warm shower. His love language was undeniably Acts of Service, and after 20 years of jobs, he finally found his calling: Construction Manager at Habitat for Humanity. Chris began to come home with stories about and visions for creating a “Greater Lynchburg” one home at a time. With notebooks by his bed filled with ideas and measurements for affordable housing developments, Chris busied himself devising ways to find higher quality materials at lower costs. Chris truly took pride in his work—cherishing the relationships he established with colleagues, volunteers, and homeowners alike. Chris was eager to get to the job site each morning and often went back with Margaux before bed “just to check.”

Chris was the first born child of Larry and Sue Irvine of Madison Heights, Virginia. He was a loving brother to his two sisters, Shannon (Michael Floyd) and Kenzie (Jason Roberge). Chris was always first in line to celebrate his nephew, Gabriel, whether it was jumping into a Chewbacca suit or buying a giant Batman to keep the bad guys away.

Whether you knew him as June, Daddy, Cowboy, Chris, or simply The Handy Man on Handy Street, his absence will be felt greatly.

We will be having a virtual celebration for Chris. Stay safe, stay home.

Please share any memory or short video story to include in the celebration. Email any submissions to by January 26th and watch along on February 7th.

In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Greater Lynchburg Habitat for Humanity.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Trish Owen

January 17, 2021

Just wanted you to know I am thinking about you. I'm so sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself and that beautiful child 👏💗 Trish

walter Mason

January 17, 2021

When Chris walked into the shop he always had a smile ,if you were doing anything he would offer his help . Chris was one of a kind , he made every day a pleasure when he was around. His family and his friends was very fortunate to have Chris in their lives . Chris 's smile and kindness will greatly missed.

Patricia Saunders

January 17, 2021

When I first laid eyes on Chris, it was 2004 his mom called and asked me if I could pick him up in Fayetteville NC From the bus station and take him to Raleigh NC to catch his flight to New York. I asked my daughter if she could do that, without hesitation she said yes. That was the very first time I met him. He tried to give us money and I said no and asked if he needed anything. He also told me no. He was such a sweet guys and I will always cherish his memories. When my Sister passed away in June he and his mom met me at the funeral home and I was soooo happy to have seen Chris, you will always be loved.

Wylene Shields

January 16, 2021

To the family,
Our heartfelt condolences on the untimely passing of Chris. He sounds like an awesome man. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories and may God bless you as you go through the coming days.
Darrell and Wylene Shields

Barbara Murrell

January 15, 2021

Chris, I'm so blessed I got to work with you at Habitat. I'm sad it was for such a short time, but I will hold onto my memories of your smile, your kindness, and your willingness to do anything needed. I'll never forget your tears at Florence's house dedication. It said so much about you. We will miss you so much. I'm sending prayers of comfort to your family. Rest in peace.

Julia Newsome

January 13, 2021

Rest in peace my friend, you are missed and loved... I'm so glad I had the chance to make your acquaintance and help volunteering beside you to place someone in homes...God Bless ❤️

Craig Owens

January 12, 2021

Chris, it was an honor and privilege to play rugby with you at blackwater RFC, you will be missed beyond measure not only from your family but your blackwater family and friends you made along the way. My heart felt condolences go out to your family and your many friends, we will miss mate.

Patrick Hubble

January 12, 2021

Chris, it was honor to play rugby with you in the Blackwater Rugby Club. Your laid back & affable personality was easy to enjoy, even in the intense scrum pack! My most sincerest and heartfelt condolences to your family.