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Christopher Flatt
  • 26 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 28, 1984
  • Place of birth:
    Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 11, 2011
  • Place of passing:
    Kaneohe, Hawaii, United States
Grief is pulling the memories of love into focus. It is hurting, caring, feeling. It is wrestling with the anger of being left alone and struggling with the guilt of the “should haves” and “could haves.” Grief is letting the joy of your loved one’s LIFE s

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Christopher Flatt, 26, born on September 28, 1984 and passed away on August 11, 2011. We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Joyce Flatt on 28th September 2016

"I love you & miss you & your warm hugs our wonderful grandson love grandma flatt"

This tribute was added by Gordon Flatt on 28th September 2016

"Happy Birthday my son.  Miss you everyday.

Love,

Dad"

This tribute was added by Linda McLendon on 14th August 2016

"You are missed Christopher.  God Bless you and your family."

This tribute was added by Maggie Turner on 11th August 2016

"Your life remains so important to so many!"

This tribute was added by Stacy Chatham on 11th August 2016

"You are missed.  I think of you every day and miss you.  I hope you have found the peace you needed.  I love you brother."

This tribute was added by Barbara Flatt on 11th August 2016

"On the 5th anniversary of his passing, I would like to pay tribute to Chris' boundless love of family.  I remember and celebrate the joy he shared with those he loved most.  Rest well and be at peace, Chris, forever in the loving hands of your Heavenly Father."

This tribute was added by Joyce Flatt on 29th September 2015

"We will meet again grandson"

This tribute was added by Delora McCallister on 29th September 2015

"The pain of not having you here in this world will never heal. I love you Chris. I hope that on your Birthday you are being held and loved and feel as cherished as you are, by Him,and by all of us."

This tribute was added by Gordon Flatt on 29th September 2015

"Well, another Birthday without you.  You would have been 31 yesterday.  I'm still totally confused as to why, but I'm managing to survive one day at a time.  Miss you more than anything else I've ever had in my life!  A day doesn't pass that I don't wish you were still here."

This tribute was added by Lorraine Forgie on 12th August 2015

"you are missed  may god give you the peace you deserve"

This tribute was added by Juliet Thomas on 11th August 2015

"Although I only knew Chris for a small period of time, he definitely left a positive imprint on my life. I met Chris while he was stationed in Cherry Point. He always was such a nice person who would lend a hand when necessary. He always had a smile on his face. That's how I will always remember him: a truly good soul."

This tribute was added by Debbie Rieger on 20th January 2015

"Thank you for your service not only to your Country, but to your family as well. My husband Bob found a balloon with lights and a bag with this Memorial for Christopher in it. 1 mile east of Superstition Mtn. just outside of Apache Jct. AZ. We are forever thankful for all you have done for this country. May your family find keep your memory alive! Thank you!"

This tribute was added by Gordon Flatt on 28th September 2014

"It must've been in a place so dark you couldn't feel the light
Reachin' for you through that stormy cloud
Now here we are gathered in our little hometown
This can't be the way you meant to draw a crowd

Oh, why? That's what I keep askin'
Was there anything I could have said or done?
Oh, I had no clue you were masking
A troubled soul, God only knows what went wrong
And why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song

Now in my mind I keep you frozen as a seventeen year old
Roundin' third to score the winning run
You always played with passion no matter what the game
When you took the stage, you shined just like the sun

Oh, why? That's what I keep askin'
And was there anything I could have said or done?
Oh, I had no clue you were masking
A troubled soul, oh, God only knows what went wrong
And why you'd leave the stage in the middle of a song

Now the oak trees are swayin' in the early autumn breeze
The golden sun is shining on my face
The tangled thoughts I hear a mockingbird sing
This old world really ain't that bad a place

Oh, why? There's no comprehending
And who am I to try to judge or explain?
Oh, but I do have one burning question
Who told you life wasn't worth the fight?
They were wrong, they lied, and now you're gone, and we cried

'Cause it's not like you to walk away in the middle of a song
Your beautiful song, your absolutely beautiful song

Songwriters
Shamblin, Allen / Mathes, Robert



Read more: Rascal Flatts - Why Lyrics | MetroLyrics"

This tribute was added by Kathy Porter on 11th August 2014

"The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior.
Judges 6:12 nasb
You are missed."

This tribute was added by Barbara Flatt on 30th September 2013

"Chris' love of, and dedication to, family lives on through his beautiful girls - Madelyn and Christiana."

This tribute was added by Christine Dunbar on 28th September 2013

"Wish you were here to celebrate your birthday with your loved ones.  You are especially missed by your Father.  Your girls are growing to be the spitting image of you.  Wishing you peace."

This tribute was added by Linda McLendon on 20th August 2013

"Christopher, the apple of your Dad's eye: May you rest in peace and send blessings to your family from your eternal resting place.  I give thanks for your presence in our lives."

This tribute was added by Stacy Chatham on 12th August 2013

"Two years has gone by - it's still hard not having you here.  I wish you could see your family and how big the kids are getting.  Our lives are forever changed - but onward we go.  Love you."

This tribute was added by joyce flatt on 12th August 2013

"I STILL MISS YOUR HUGS"

This tribute was added by Christine Dunbar on 11th August 2013

"Thinking of you with extra love today.  You are truly missed by so many.  Wishing you peace."

This tribute was added by Gordon Flatt on 11th August 2013

"Two years ago today you felt you had no way out and took the only way you could see to end the pain and suffering that you covered up so well.  Today, I put my mask on each and every day and show up for work, function the best I can and cherish the moments I spend with the two little girls you left behind.  Today my mask keeps slipping down and I cry tears of sadness, wishing you were here"

This tribute was added by Gordon Flatt on 14th November 2011

"The sadness I feel is a badge of honor.  I wear the brokenness of my life at this moment with pride.  These expressions of my grief testify to the importance of and the depth of my love for Christopher.  I am willing to feel the full impact of my grief as a final act of tribute and love.  I will make my way through this experience and will not run from it."

This tribute was added by Kathy Porter on 28th September 2011

"Happy Birthday  my nephew, I love you, God Rest. Be in  peace."

This tribute was added by Barbara Flatt on 24th August 2011

"Chris...celebrating your life, and sharing the burden of sorrow felt by those who love you, I thank God for surrounding you with peace. 'He will raise you up on eagles' wings, bear you on the breath of dawn, make you to shine like the sun, and hold you in the palm of His hand.'"

This tribute was added by Robert McCallister on 21st August 2011

"You were a devoted famliy man, a respectable friend, and an inspiration to all of us. I am privileged to know
you, and cannot begin to express how you will be missed.
May you find peace with God now...."

This tribute was added by Carolyn Denton on 18th August 2011

"May you rest in peace for eternity Christopher"

This tribute was added by Melissa Reidelberger on 16th August 2011

"You will be so very missed young man~ Don't ever lose that infectious smile. May you have found your peace Christopher and may you continue to watch over your loving family. ~Rest in Peace and God Bless you, proud Marine~"

This tribute was added by Stacy Chatham on 16th August 2011

"My brother, I did not tell you enought how much you meant to me.  Our lives were off and on for so many years.  I will treasure the moments we did have from taking you to the movies as a child, to hanging out with you watching you be a father. I love you always."

This tribute was added by Delora McCallister on 16th August 2011

"So many memories with you Chris. You have one of the most beautiful smiles I have ever seen. I am not sure how this world will go on without you in it with us...
Always kind,always a hero to others,always there trying to help anyone who needed it,Forever loved.I miss you."

This tribute was added by Shirley Forgie on 16th August 2011

"you will be missed , my heart goes out to all his family and friends.you were a very wonderful man and family man. you are in my thoughts and prayers. into Gods hands, forever loved by all."

This tribute was added by Mandi Robins on 16th August 2011

"I am going to miss Chris... he was a son, a marine, a father, and an awesome friend. No one can replace him. We will meet again my friend..God Bless"

This tribute was added by joyce flatt on 16th August 2011

"Our little Chris grew up too fast & left us too soon.Our wonderful & loving grandson will live in my heart forever. I will miss his warm hugs. Grandma Flatt"

This tribute was added by Gene Flatt on 16th August 2011

"God bless Christopher on his Heavenly journey. Godspeed, my Grandson!"

This tribute was added by Christine Dunbar on 16th August 2011

"Christopher Lee Flatt - Respectful son, loving father, amazing man.  Always caring, warm, compassionate and putting other's needs and happiness before his own.  Chris had the most infectious smile that lit up his whole face and in turn everyone's around him. Indeed, gone to soon!"

This tribute was added by Gordon Flatt on 15th August 2011

"Words cannot express how much I am going to miss my only son.  I have been a proud father ever since I laid eyes on him the day he was born.  He was a remarkable young man all through those turbulent years of growing up and turned into an even more remarkable man.  God Bless Him."


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