ForeverMissed

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.

Posted by Christine Dunbar on August 11, 2021
Ten years, yet it seems like you were just here. You are greatly missed and forever loved. I hope you and Grandma are having a great time reconnecting. Sending lots of love and hugs.
Posted by Delora McCallister on August 11, 2021
I miss you so much. Spending time with your children this last year has been such a blessing. I know you are watching them grow from heaven, but I really wish you were here. I love you. You are missed everyday.
Posted by Nicolle Roman on August 11, 2021
I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. You are missed beyond words.
Posted by Kathy Flatt on May 29, 2021
Thinking of you this Memorial Day. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. I miss you everyday. I hope you and Grandma are having a grand time! She loved you very much. She always said she would see you again. Please give her a big hug, she missed that.
I’m sending you all my love now and forever.
Posted by Delora McCallister on October 6, 2020
I miss you so bad that it still takes me to my knees. Take care of Grandma. Such A comfort that she is with you now. I love you.
Posted by Geri Julin on September 29, 2020
Happy Birthday Chris. I know how your family’s hearts are breaking and I know all your memories are blessings to them and has brought them some peace in their hearts.
Posted by Christine Dunbar on September 28, 2020
Happy birthday Chris
Posted by Kathy Flatt on August 11, 2020
It has been 9 years and the the tears still fall when I remember you. My wish is that you are at peace and feel our love for you always.






Posted by Geri Julin on August 11, 2018
I never had the pleasure of meeting you Christopher, but I was blessed to know your dad and I know how proud he was of you and how much you are loved. I know you will always watch over him.
With gratitude and respect,
Geri J.
Posted by Christine Dunbar on August 11, 2018
Chris - Seven years and the thought of you leaving is still painful. You are loved and missed every day in the hearts of those that love you. We hope that your peace grows with each passing year. Love and Hugs, Christine and Joe Dunbar
Posted by Linda McLendon on August 13, 2017
Christopher, you will be forever missed. May God keep you in Peace.
Posted by Gordon Flatt on August 11, 2017
Still a hard day for me even after 6 years. Love and miss you so much.
God bless you son. Love and miss you forever. Dad
Posted by Barbara Flatt on August 11, 2017
Remember you, Chris, on this day. May God bless you and keep you forever in His perfect peace.
Posted by Joyce Flatt on September 28, 2016
I love you & miss you & your warm hugs our wonderful grandson love grandma flatt
Posted by Gordon Flatt on September 28, 2016
Happy Birthday my son. Miss you everyday.

Love,

Dad
Posted by Linda McLendon on August 14, 2016
You are missed Christopher. God Bless you and your family.
Posted by Maggie Turner on August 11, 2016
Your life remains so important to so many!
Posted by Stacy Chatham on August 11, 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.
Posted by Barbara Flatt on August 11, 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.
Posted by Joyce Flatt on September 29, 2015
We will meet again grandson
Posted by Delora McCallister on September 29, 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.
Posted by Gordon Flatt on September 29, 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.
Posted by Lorraine Forgie on August 12, 2015
you are missed may god give you the peace you deserve
Posted by Juliet Thomas on August 11, 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.
Posted by Debbie Rieger on January 20, 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!
Posted by Gordon Flatt on September 28, 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
Posted by Kathy Porter on August 11, 2014
The Lord is with you, O valiant warrior.
Judges 6:12 nasb
You are missed.
Posted by Barbara Flatt on September 30, 2013
Chris' love of, and dedication to, family lives on through his beautiful girls - Madelyn and Christiana.
Posted by Christine Dunbar on September 28, 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.
Posted by Linda McLendon on August 20, 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.
Posted by Stacy Chatham on August 12, 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.
Posted by joyce flatt on August 12, 2013
I STILL MISS YOUR HUGS
Posted by Christine Dunbar on August 11, 2013
Thinking of you with extra love today. You are truly missed by so many. Wishing you peace.
Posted by Gordon Flatt on August 11, 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
Posted by Gordon Flatt on November 14, 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.
Posted by Kathy Porter on September 28, 2011
Happy Birthday my nephew, I love you, God Rest. Be in peace.
Posted by Barbara Flatt on August 24, 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.'
Posted by Robert McCallister on August 21, 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....
Posted by Carolyn Denton on August 18, 2011
May you rest in peace for eternity Christopher
Posted by Melissa Reidelberger on August 16, 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~
Posted by Stacy Chatham on August 16, 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.
Posted by Delora McCallister on August 16, 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.
Posted by Shirley Forgie on August 16, 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.
Posted by Mandi Robins on August 16, 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
Posted by joyce flatt on August 16, 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
Posted by Gene Flatt on August 16, 2011
God bless Christopher on his Heavenly journey. Godspeed, my Grandson!
Posted by Christine Dunbar on August 16, 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!
Posted by Gordon Flatt on August 15, 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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Recent Tributes
Posted by Christine Dunbar on August 11, 2021
Ten years, yet it seems like you were just here. You are greatly missed and forever loved. I hope you and Grandma are having a great time reconnecting. Sending lots of love and hugs.
Posted by Delora McCallister on August 11, 2021
I miss you so much. Spending time with your children this last year has been such a blessing. I know you are watching them grow from heaven, but I really wish you were here. I love you. You are missed everyday.
Posted by Nicolle Roman on August 11, 2021
I can’t believe it’s been 10 years. You are missed beyond words.
Recent stories

Christiana Mylee

Shared by Gordon Flatt on April 9, 2012

On March 21st, 2012 at 12:06 AM, Christopher's daughter came into our world.  She weighed 6 pounds 14 ounces and was 18-1/2 inches long.  I am sure Christopher is looking down and admiring his beautiful new daughter and he knows how much joy she has put into all our hearts!

The Ride for Semper Fi

Shared by Gordon Flatt on October 15, 2011

The journey is from Scottsdale to San Diego on October the 12th. This year their goal will be to raise 3 hundred thousand dollars which they will present to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund during the closing ceremony at MCRD in San Diego.

David Kistner does the ride each year, he is the one that will tell Christopher's story to his group and take his picture on the ride to the MCRD.  David's son has done 2 or 3 tours of Iraq and his job was finding and dismantling IEDs and other roadside bombs.  He knows first hand the negative psychological effects, his son suffers from PTSD. 

 

David can been seen in the photo holding Christopher's photograph that he will carry with him on the ride.

Building the urn

Shared by Gordon Flatt on October 11, 2011

Your grandad Flatt and I put many hours and lots of love into honoring you with this urn for your ashes.  We worked hand in hand in joining the narrow cherry wood boards with glue and clamps, then cut each side to the correct size and angle.  I then had each side and the top laser etched.  The EGA on top and an inscription on each of the sides.  We spent hours hand sanding each piece before assembly and I spent many hours hand rubbing oil into the wood while thinking of you and how much I will miss you.  Someday we will once again be together.

 

Everlasting love to you my son.  You are in my thoughts constantly.