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Christopher Riley King was born on January 5, 1979, to Lynn and Bettie King in Dodge City, Kansas. He was raised in Pratt, Kansas and later moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa.
In August 2000 he met his wife Angel at a wedding. After they were married on May 2, 2002, he moved to Omaha, Nebraska. Chris and Angel raised two children together, Nayeli born in 2010 and Titus born in 2015.
He was proceeded in death by his father Lynn King and survived by his wife, Angel King; their two children Nayeli and Titus King; Mother Bettie King; Sisters Cindy (Cal) Hildreath and Twyla (Mace) Jeffries; Niece Casey Lichtenberg and her children Jayden, Addison, and Noah; Nephews Josh (Tara and son Fitzgerald) Jeffries and Caleb (Mandy) Jeffries. Along with a host of family and friends.
Chris, as he was known by his family and friends, was a man of few words. He would sit back and listen to people talk. When he did speak, he was quick and to the point (with a random joke out of nowhere). Except when it came to cars. All one had to do to get Chris to talk was ask him about cars. His love for cars was unparalleled and he shared that love with Titus. Together, they watched racing videos and built model or Lego sets.
For about 20 years, starting at a young age, he worked at an autobody shop where he did bodywork and eventually autobody painting. Although, you could never tell because he didn’t like to get paint on his clothes. After a long day at work, Nayeli would ask, “What color did you paint with today?” He would then tell her what colors and vehicles he painted for the day.
Second to cars was food. Chris loved to cook. Smoking meat was his specialty. He liked cooking for friends, enjoyed their company, and often volunteered to cook. For about five years, pig Friday was a tradition with him and his closest friends. By the time they got to enjoy it, Chris was asleep.
Chris also loved to travel and go camping with his family. On their annual trips they always jumped in the lake, and he liked to drive his vehicle in the sand. Making foil packs was an essential part of the camping trip.
Anytime someone reached out for help, Chris was always willing to come through.
**The family of Christopher King would like to express their sincere gratitude for the love, comfort, and support shown to them during this difficult time. Your hugs, flowers, food, prayers, and kind words are greatly appreciated and will not be forgotten.**
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