Chris Ollis, age 48, of Green Valley, North Carolina was unexpectedly taken home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 30, 2019.

He was born on August 12, 1970 in Morganton, North Carolina, a son of David Arthur Ollis and Jean Woody Ross.

Chris was a member of New Hope Independent Baptist Church. He was a longtime employee of Baxter Healthcare. He helped coach Little League Baseball and Flag Football for 3 years. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren most of all. He loved to hunt, fish, sing, play backyard football, and kickball. He loved the outdoors. He graduated from Avery High School in 1988, and also loved to return to watch football games.

Chris was a very special son who honored his parents all his life. He loved his family more than anything in the world. He was a #1 Papaw to his grandchildren.

Chris leaves behind to cherish his memory his: Wife of 21 years, Christy Ollis of Spruce Pine, NC; Daughter, Brooke and husband John Wise of Spruce Pine, NC, Grandchildren: Kolton, Blake, and Violet Wise, Daughter/Niece, Chelsea Crowder of Spruce Pine, NC, Mother, Jean Woody Ross of Morganton, NC, Father, David Arthur Ollis of Spruce Pine, NC, Sister, Tammy Mitchell of Valdese, NC, Sister, Stacey Ollis of Spruce Pine, NC, Brother, James Ollis of Spruce Pine, NC, several special nieces and nephews who were dearly loved.

Services for Chris Ollis will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2019 beginning at 3:00 pm at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home with Rev. Matt Wilson and Rev. Larry Beam officiating.
The family will receive friends beginning at 1:00 pm up until the service hour at 3:00 pm on Sunday at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home.
A Family Graveside service will be held at Green Valley Church Cemetery following the service.

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