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Christopher Michael Grafton, 52, of Independence, Missouri passed away unexpectedly August 5, 2022. He was born March 26, 1970, in St. Joseph, Missouri to Michael and Judy Grafton. He graduated from Blue Springs High School 1988 and attended the University of Central Missouri afterwards. Chris was very competitive in sports, having played baseball his whole life and softball most of his adult life. He was a huge sports enthusiast. He had incredible knowledge about any and all sports teams, knowing random or interesting facts and statistics. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed riding dirt bikes. He also enjoyed playing cards and Poker with his friends. Chris loved music and enjoyed Wilco and would travel to see them in concert.
He was a hard worker, having worked in the hotel industry for 10 years. He was currently employed by the United States Postal Service.
Chris loved his niece and nephews and greatly enjoyed spoiling them and he never missed a Sunday family dinner. He was so loved and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Rex and Alice Grafton; and maternal grandparents Bill and Dorothy Glasbrenner.
Survivors include his parents Mike and Judy Grafton; sister Dana Evans and husband Bruce; niece Kinley; nephews Baylor and Dax; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; his beloved dog Edie.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, August 26, 2022 from 5pm-10pm, at the Elk’s Lodge in Blue Springs, lower level. Please come and go as you please during this time. Memorial contributions in Chris’s memory may be made to Wayside Waifs.