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Visitation at Funeral Home

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Friday July 6th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Friday July 6th, 2018

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Chris Arthur Wingate


Chris Arthur Wingate, age 60, passed away at his home, Monday, July 2, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 21, 1958 in Wytheville, Va. to the late Carl L. and Mattie V. Wingate. Chris was a fishing enthusiast and collector of coins and rocks. He enjoyed his adventures using his metal detector to add to his collections. He was an electronic technician who took joy and pride in fixing things for his employers at Virginia Tech and Radio Shack. But music was his passion – he loved to play guitar, both bass and lead. Above all, Chris was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to anyone who met him. He absolutely adored his grandkids. He will be missed.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Melvin Ray Wingate; and nephew, Adam B. Williams.

Chris is survived by his wife of 36 years, Ella R. Wingate; daughter, Ashley W. Hall and husband, Aaron; grandchildren, Kylie P. Hall, Andrew S. Hall, Calvin A. Hall and Stephen M. Hall, all of Sugar Grove, Va.; sister, Karen W. Williams and husband, JimBob of Johnson City, Tenn.; brother, Dennis L. Wingate and wife, Sherry of Bluefield, Va.; sister-in-law, Betty Wingate of Blacksburg, Va.; nieces, Sheri Hawthorne and Lindsey Iglesias; nephew, Jeff Wingate; and special friends, Mike Lindsey, Stanley Smith, and Kevin Martin.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 6, 2018 at 7 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Mr. Blake Frazier officiating. The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5 p.m. until the time of service.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Chris Arthur Wingate.

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I have fond memories of Chris at RRHS. My deepest sympathy to the family.

Patsy King Littreal Jul 9 2018 12:00 AM

We are so sorry for your loss. We didn't really get the chance to know 'Ponytail' that well, but what we did know he was a great person and neighbor. Ella please feel free to let us know if there is anything we can do or help you with. May God ease your pain and wrap His loving arms around you during this time. May God bless you and your family.

Tim and Bev Dennison Jul 8 2018 12:00 AM

you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. Much love to you! Jabo and Tammy Francis

Tammy Francis Jul 6 2018 12:00 AM

Ella, so sorry for your loss

Robin Burgess Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

Ella, Ashley and family My heart breaks and no words I have or know will or can ease your pain but know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. And I know and ask our Lord to hold each of you close, to give each of you the strength, peace and comfort that only HE can give you today, tomorrow and all the days ahead. Love to all and continued thoughts and prayers.

Cindy Poston Blevins Jul 5 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry Ashley, I know how much you cared. He was such a handsome man in your pictures. Love you, Betty, Patrick, Bill

Betty Testerman Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

Our heart & prayers are with you & your family!

Linda & Leanne Creger Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

Sympathy and condolences to the family; fond memories of Chris all thru our school years.

Vickie Alley Sage Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

Ashley & Aaron, & family, May you feel God's presence at this difficult time..with sympathy, teresa & mike..

mike snavely Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Chris Wingate

mike snavely Jul 4 2018 12:00 AM

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