Date of Birth: August 04, 2022
Date of Death: April 24, 2022
Christopher Lee Melvin Markham passed at age 44 on April 24, 2022. Chris was born at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC to his parents Katherine and Daniel Ray Markham and later moved to Arizona with his family. At a very young age he developed a passion for riding dirt bikes and spent most of his youth doing so. At age 18 he received his GED and went on to work many jobs throughout his life including working at a feed store and laboring in the hot sun roofing. He loved working with his hands and grew to become an accomplished mechanic who worked for Jakes Auto clinic in Peoria and most recently as a service tech at Flying High Total Performance in Phoenix. His Hobbies included fiddling with RC cars trucks and planes and building model cars. When he wasn't doing that or spending time with his family he would also do many side jobs fixing cars or motorcycles or whatever else was asked of him for anybody who asked him. Although his profession was as a mechanic he had the skills and talent to fix just about anything. He was a deeply loving, devoted and reliable friend, husband and father who would drop everything to help anyone in need whether it was someone broken down on the side of the road or a friend who just needed to talk. He worked hard throughout his whole life and took great pride in the work that he did and in the family that he helped to create.
Services will take place on May 5, 2022 at Best Funeral Services located at 9380 W. Peoria Ave. The viewing will be held from 9:00am to 10:00am and services will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
His family here at Fly-N-Hi is missing Chris. He was always so low key and took every job in stride. He was a yes sir, no sir type of employee and could make short work of the toughest jobs. We appreciate all his hard work and efforts and he will be missed around here. He loved his family and was always willing to work after hours to help provide for them. He also would stop working just in time to get to a family event. He was a great man.
Ride in Peace Brother!
My sincere condolences to the entire Markham family….And Chris…Never will I forget the karaoke 🎤 days of the distant past. Such fun times I remember with you all, Kathy, Dan, your Aunt, and a table full of friends. I do remember you singing Tim McGraws “Indian Outlaw” and how the whole table was cheering you on, and we all were just having a great time. Rest easy Chris Markham. And Kathy and Dan, I’m here for you! I’m so sorry. May God comfort your family somehow.