Monday, August 23, 2010

Christopher Grant Chevalier, United States Army Veteran

Christopher Chevalier was born January 18, 1964 in Saginaw, Michigan.  He died on Monday, August 16, 2010 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas after his motorcycle collided head on with a pickup truck in Belton, Texas.

Christopher proudly served his country in the United States Army in the 1990’s.  He was   currently employed by Pactiv Corporation in Temple.  Chris was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed sports, quad running and jet skiing.  He was devoted to his wife of 15 years, Cynthia, his children and his five grandchildren.  Chris was a generous man and was always willing to help people.

Funeral services were conducted on Friday, August 20 at the Heritage Funeral Home in Harker Heights, Texas.  In attendance were the Patriot Guard Riders who formed a line of American flags at the entrance to welcome the arriving family and friends.

The Riders then led the funeral procession to the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery at Killeen, Texas for interment.  Greeting the procession at the committal shelter were fifty American flags waving briskly in the hot Texas wind.

The Patriot Guard Riders formed a line of American flags around the committal shelter as the flag that draped the coffin was folded into the traditional triangle by two of the Patriot Guard Riders and was presented to Cynthia on behalf of the United States Army and a grateful country.

Christopher Chevalier was then laid to rest on the upper plain of the cemetery as the American flag flew at half staff on the hill above.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, a son, a daughter, his parents, three brothers, two sisters, five grandchildren and many other dear family and friends.

When you lived your life for others
And you loved without condition,
When you made so many laugh
And your smile won’t be forgotten,
When you left behind an empty place that no one else can fill,
When the friendships that you shared long to be renewed,
When you built your life on hope
And fulfilled it every day,
The footprints that you left behind
Will bring us face to face.
So, goodbye is not forever,
You’re only steps away.

With thanks to Heritage Funeral Home for biographical information.

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