Christopher Addison “Chris” Choplin &
Kathleen Michelle “Kathie” Blumeyer-Choplin
Christopher Addison “Chris” Choplin, 28, and his wife, Kathleen Michelle “Kathie” Blumeyer-Choplin, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Chris was born in Wake County the son of Larry Jay and Kelly Hinton Powell Choplin. He attended Neuse Baptist Christian School up through 2006 and graduated from Crossroads Christian School in 2008 with a close group of friends. He went on to Vance-Granville Community College to earn his Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology diploma in 2009 with Dean’s List honors and was employed as a service technician at Casey’s Services of Wake Forest. He was married to Kathleen Michelle Blumeyer on June 25, 2017 at the Choplin homeplace and honeymooned a month later in St. Lucia. Chris loved to hunt, trap, and fish and spent many hours looking for arrowheads with his dad and friends. His summers were spent with family and friends at Kerr Lake and playing in the creek with cousins and friends at the Choplin homeplace. He was known for his sense of humor and playing tricks on people, for his knack for spotting antiques in his all-day forages through the Raleigh and Wake Forest Goodwill stores, his joy at opening presents at Christmastime, and for his love of ‘80’s “big hair” rock and metal music.
A memorial service will be held at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon in the Woodland Baptist Church with the Rev. Tito Madrazo officiating. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.
Chris is survived by his parents, Larry and Kelly Choplin; a sister, Corey Choplin; paternal grandparents, Lewis and Louise Choplin; maternal grandparents, Joe and Sonia Brogden; uncles and aunts, Wayne and Sheila Choplin, David and Audra Rosendahl; cousins, Eric and wife Hope and daughter Ella, Elizabeth Choplin, Travis Sanford, and their son Tucker, Abby, Michael and Anna Rosendahl.
Chris was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Jean Choplin and his maternal grandfather, Truby Powell.
Kathie was born in Mecklenburg County the daughter of Sharon Blumeyer-Law and Douglas Dwayne Blumeyer.
Kathie is survived by her mother, Sharon Blumeyer-Law; brothers, Brent Miller Law, Jr. and Trevor Carlyle Law; sister-in-law, Raven Young Law; godchildren, Abigail Michele Law, Alianna Cheyenne Law, and Forest Carlyle Law; paternal grandparents, Douglas Dwayne Blumeyer, Esther Cielo and Art Cielo, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Gene Preddy and Jeanie Bartlett; aunts, Dee Norris, Nan Cielo, Sherry Rose and Tina Law; uncles, David Blumeyer, Art Cielo, Jr. and Danny Norris.
Kathie was the warmest, most loving person, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and godmother in the world. She loved giving, music, and fun time. She had the most beautiful smile and she lit the room when she walked in it. She will be missed so much, but she will always live in all of us. We love you, sweetheart, and will always treasure the time we had with you.
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Woodland Baptist Church building fund.
Friends may visit with the family 1 hour prior to the service at Woodland Baptist Church, 190 Woodland Church Road, Wake Forest, NC 27587.
A service of Bright Funeral Home, Wake Forest, NC (919-556-5811)
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