Christopher “Chris” Winchester passed away on August 13th, 2022. He was born on August 25th, 1977 and is survived by his wife, Melissa, his father Wade, his mother Linda, his sister, Dina, and his nephew Jordan.
Chris was a proud Marine, devoted and adoring husband, and fiercely loyal friend. He was a lover of music, skateboarding, riding motorcycles & fighting MMA. He was a devoted cat and dog dad and a secret softie at heart. He often referred to his wife as his Queen and spent the last 14 years of his life dedicated to her and building a life with her both in Cincinnati, OH and Phoenix, AZ.
His wife asks that you keep his memory alive and tell stories of him often. Remember, Chris lived his life on his own terms and had no regrets. If you ask him, all he will say is “I’m a Winchester.”
A visitation will be held from 1:00-3:00 PM on Friday, August 19, 2022 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix with Memorial Service beginning at 3:00 PM. For those unable to attend in person please join us virtually via zoom at this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82417106170?pwd=dmdTUHFDRTdRQnN2YTZGU1k5R25Odz09
Meeting ID: 824 1710 6170
Sending love, hugs and sincere condolences to Mel and the entire Winchester family. Praying for your comfort and peace.
Michele Jackson (Jax)
– Mel’s former Verizon Wireless Co-worker
ANTONY M PAGAN
Our Condolences from OpenTech Melissa; you are in our prayers.
Terry L Kline Jr
Chris was a hell of a man,most definitely cut from a different cloth,heart of gold,would give his shirt off his back unless him,his brothers,or family were threatened, then could be deadly venomous as a snake. I am more than honored to have mentored him at 1st and later accepted by him as a friend. The world has lost a beautiful soul.
Melissa- Thoughts are with you and his family during this very difficult time. Please know you have an extended family here at BCG that are with you and ‘got your back’ at all times.
What can I say! My man that lived by his own creed. A true original…. nobody can mimick Chris…. A true athlete that could do anything… FaceTime calls weren’t enough man.. Melissa my heart aches for you and hope you can find peace. Throw them devil horns up Winchesters…..one love Snow
Ellen Aigner - Monterrey Tile
Oh Melissa, I’m so sorry! It sounds like he was a really fun guy and a great husband. Hugs and prayers to you.
Troy ( Zilla ) Richardson
To Melissa I send you my Condolences along with prayer . I will truly miss my homeboy Chris
Aaron and Gigi Zuber
Our love and sincere condolences to the Winchester family. Simper Fi Marine – you will be missed!
Gonna miss you Brother, you have always been a great friend & I’ll see you one day again. Keep an eye on my little girl, Kayleigh until I get up there. Much love always
I’m so sorry for your loss. Although we lost touch over the years cause of my own issues I often thought of him. He was the nicest person I ever met and the same time the fiercest person I knew. Especially if you crossed him or family or friends. He was one of a kind and a great man he will be sadly missed
My deepest condolences Melissa. lll always share stories of our shenanigans and cherish the friendship we had. Cant afford to lose guys like Chris! RIP my brother
Dear Melissa, Uncle Sonny, Aunt Linda, Dina and Jordan, sending you my deepest condolences and so much love.
So sorry for your loss Melissa. Sending you a big hug and prayers from the CIS family.
So Sorry for your loss Melissa. Sending you a big hug and prayers from Niki, Isabel and the rest of the Leisure World Family.
And suddenly nothing will ever be the same. Praying for you and your family.
No words can express my sorrow.
Chris will always be a part of who I am. He helped shape me into an adult and gave me confidence. He is my big brother and I will forever appreciate and respect him. Sending Melissa, Dina, Jordan and his parents so much love. C-Murda I love you..always will
Carmen G. West
Thinking of you Melissa and keeping you and the family in my thoughts and prayers.
Carmen G. West
United Aviate Academy
I’m incredibly sorry to hear of your loss Melissa and the Winchester family! You are most definitely in my thoughts. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. <3
You guys were some of the first people I met out here in Arizona. Fell in love with both of you right away. I will miss Chris so much and all the crap we would talk together! Especially a few months back when we all met up! 😉
My deepest condolences to you Melissa and both your families…..definitely gonna miss him but will 100% keep his legacy going and strong.
Angie Kearney Sharp
Prayers for Melissa, Dina, and parents. Chris was one of a kind. He used to put me in head locks in high school. One day I took him home and his family were all wrestling around and I got it. That’s how he showed love. He was tough. He was silly. He was kind. He’s kick your ass then shake your hand, or have a drink with you.
When I first saw Chris and Melissa, I knew he found his Bonnie. Perfect couple.
I am grateful for all the crazy memories I have with him. He knew me when I was not my best. We had our ups and downs, but we stayed in touch.
I love y’all
I love you all
Semper Fi Devil Dog, be easy and enjoy the after. Look forward to the day we all are telling stories to each other. I’m sure you’ve got the best one about my brother and the boys from back in the day.
Mom and pops happy birthday we will miss you for ever and ever
Melissa, so sorry to here about this. I wish I had seen this sooner, Chris was very inspiring and I always enjoyed talking with him.