Christopher Whitson

Christopher Allen "Chris" Whitson

Tuesday, June 23rd, 1981 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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Christopher Allen Whitson, 39 of Independence, MO passed away (unexpectedly) Sunday, July 26th, 2020 at Centerpoint Medical Center. Chris was born June 23rd 1981 in Independence, MO.

Chris was a Maintenance Technician by trade. He enjoyed watching baseball and football, fishing, spending time with his loved ones and his beloved dog Kush. His favorite teams were the Royals and the Raiders, but he could watch any team play and enjoy it. Chris was a quiet person, but that would not keep him from being the first one to lend a hand if anyone ever needed. Chris was a caring husband, father, son, brother and friend, who will be greatly missed.

Chris is survived by his parents Dan and Brenda Byrd, wife of 11 years Mary Whitson, Daughters, Hannah Whitson and Jaelynn Collins, Son, Michah Foote; Brother, Brad Whitson; Aunts, Carrie Sue Eaton and Cynthia Battaglia; Uncle, Bill Whitson; Cousins, Carmen Gfeller, Melissa DeLany and Amanda Whitson; Second Cousins who Chris loved as his own; Nieces and Nephew, Bailee, MaKenna, Carlee and Damian; Brother-In-Laws, Daniel Driver, Tommy Driver, David Driver, Matthew Green (All of which who loved Chris as if he were related by blood.); 4 Beautiful Grandchildren. Carson, Emma, Kennedy, and Asher; Nephews, Clark, Brody, Wyatt, Zach and Luca; Nieces, Lahna, Kylie, Kaitlyn, Jordan, Cammie, Alli, and Keeley; as well as his Father-in-Law, Thomas A. Driver, Mother-in-Law, Lilia Green; and Step Father-in-law, Ed Williams.

Chris was preceded in death by his Grandparents Clifford W. Whitson and Patricia A. Whitson and Uncle Dennis Whitson.

A visitation will be held on Thursday July 30, 2020 at Carson-Speaks Chapel 1501 W. Lexington Ave Independence, MO at 12:30 PM.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Thursday, July 30th, 2020 1:30pm
    Carson-Speaks Chapel
    1501 W. Lexington Ave
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  • Interment

    Mound Grove Cemetery
    1818 N. River Blvd
    Independence,, MO 64050
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Sally Lockwood

Posted at 11:30pm
Such a loss. My prayers are with you and yours as you find your way without Chris. I have no doubt that he knew he was a very loved man. And Brenda the way you smile when you speak of your boys, he loved you.

Cindy Battaglia

Posted at 01:08pm
CA you left us way too soon, god has a special angel when he picked you. You are so loved and missed! I've lost my lake buddy but I know you'll always be with me when I'm there. I love and miss you so so much!!!

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