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Chris Waller

October 23, 1976 - November 2, 2022
Visitation
Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
6025 82nd Street
Lubbock, TX 79424
Saturday 11/12, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Gathering

The family of Chris Waller will host a gathering of family and friends from 2 PM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, November 12, 2022, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. Please share stories of Chris with his family here on this page. Christopher Michael “Chris” Waller was born October 23, 1976, to Mike andContinue Reading

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Amber M. Joyce left a message on November 12, 2022:
Chris, Our family will miss you beyond what words can express. Thank you for eighteen beautiful years of being Kimberlee and Derek’s friend turned family and always ensuring I felt included! You are the most gifted person I’ve ever known. I hope you’ve found the peace you deserve. With Love, Amber
CoCo Riojas left a message on November 10, 2022:
We are so sorry for the loss of Chris. I will think of him and send a prayer every time I use the beautiful cutting board he made for us, 31 years ago. May perpetual light shine upon him 🙏 CoCo and Robert Riojas
Jacky & Marla Pharr left a message on November 9, 2022:
Mike we are so very sorry for you and your family's loss. Our prays go out to each of you.
Jeff Wyrick left a message on November 7, 2022:
I'm convinced that life is written in chapters of three to four years. If that's true, the fifth chapter of my life was undoubtedly bookmarked by Chris Waller. We met in junior high and we were running buddies for some of the most formative adventures of my life. He had a huge smile and a bigger heart. To be clear, the guy smiled with ALL CAPS and his laugh echoed minutes after the room otherwise went silent. Every time he was around, the place bounced a little more. He had that effect. It was this spirit that helped me laugh through some growing years and he walked along with me as we entered Coronado High. As these sorts of relationships go, weeks became months, months became years and Chris and I just unceremoniously grew apart. No big finale or farewell. My friend Chris lost his life today. I was contacted by an old schoolmate that ran into him a few years ago, now over two decades since I last saw Chris. She said that he mentioned my name. After hearing he passed away, she reached out to me directly because she remembers him talking about me. I'm left heartbroken. He remembered me. My own memories had faded, but despite the distance that had come between us and our friendship burning out, he remembered me. I never had the pleasure of knowing him as an adult and, in many ways, I have to be resolved with that. It's just how life goes. We think, because of our social platforms, we have to be connected to everyone all the time and we're supposed to be one big family that is always engaged. Folks, we don't have the capacity to be that. People are there for chapters and, often, one chapter only. If we're lucky, some characters in our story last a few chapters or, if luckier, they're there on every page. Tonight, Chris came back into my life in a way with some real gravity and I don't want him to leave this earth without a nod here. It's the very least I can do for a guy who, for a solid chapter, was the most loyal friend in my story. Chris, I'm really sorry we couldn't have lasted longer as friends and I hope you didn't leave this world alone because you deserved a champion friend because you were that dude for me. I'll try to live my life in a way that's a light to those who live in darkness. Maybe not be a lifelong friend to everyone, but be a friend at the right time that one person. Even if the moment is fleeting and the chapter is short, maybe we can laugh a little, find some sanctuary. Better yet, maybe we can start a new chapter. Rest in peace, Chris. I won't forget you.
Andrea Elliot left a message on November 6, 2022:
Martha Jane and family my thoughts are with all of you. May your memories of Chris heal all of your hearts.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Marian Barker left a message on November 5, 2022:
My heart breaks for Martha Jane and family. Chris was so good to Larry and me. He set our tv and surround system up for us. He was such a nice guy.
Charlotte and Bob Romero left a message on November 5, 2022:
Martha Jane, Mike, and family, our deepest condolences and prayers go out to you. We have fond memories of Chris. May he rest in eternal peace🙏
Calvin and Mickie Korab left a message on November 5, 2022:
Martha Jane and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Prayers to all of you.
Randy Rushing left a message on November 5, 2022:
Martha Jane and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Praying God’s comfort, peace and wisdom to you and your family
Jeremy Waller left a message on November 4, 2022:
One of my favorite memories of Chris is when we were kids. He had built a Hydraulic robot arm. He had me bring my electric robot arm and his demolished mine. He was so proud of it and it was really cool. We had some great times when we were young. He was so smart and I always looked up to him. He was probably the reason I enjoyed Legos so much.
Lake Ridge Chapel & Memorial Designers left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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