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Cris Daniel Walkinshaw, 62, of Raytown, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at the home. A memorial service will be held at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, Missouri, on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 2-4PM. There is no scheduled visitation. Arrangements are under the direction of Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, Raytown, Missouri and condolences can be left below for the family.
Cris was born October 3, 1957 in Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Independence, Missouri. He was a Truman High School graduate in 1975 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Missouri University in Columbia, Missouri in 1979. Cris was Plant Manager of Midwest Chandelier/LSI Industries for over 30 years until 2016.
Cris was a proud father of Jamie, Sally, and Emily, and a proud stepfather of Crystal, Dustin, and Ciarra. In 2008, he was married to his wife – Cheri – and they celebrated 12 years of marriage together. Cris was a passionate artist, producing art and music, and was active primarily in two bands, the Porps and the Visitors as drummer and key vocals.
He is survived by his wife Cheri, daughters Jamie, Sally, and Emily, and step-children Crystal, Dustin, and Ciarra, his brothers David Ray and Patrick James, and grand-children Robyn, Eric, Havah, Natasha, and Aria, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Marilynn Walkinshaw.
Nikki Oliver says
Cris was a great guy..so funny and a great drummer. I will remember the good times forever.
Cynthia Fox says
My heart aches for you. Cris was loved by so many. He was such a great guy. My favorite memory of him was taking you girls sledding on Suicide Hill. My condolences to all.
Bill Smith says
To the entire Walkinshaw family, my deepest and most sincere condolences to you all. I hope you all work through these tough times together.
Carolyn Anglum says
So sad! We are thinking of all of you.
Carolyn and Owen Anglum
Gary Mallen says
So very sorry to hear this sad news. Condolences to Cris’ family and friends.
John and Deanna Ford says
This is a huge loss to the extended Mallen-Ford family. He will always be my hero for carrying a piece of Faurot Field goalpost all the way to Harpo’s in downtown Como after a special victory.
Our sincere condolences go to all the Walkinshaws.
Kristin Ford Kimberling says
So sorry to hear of this. My thoughts and prayers for his family. I remember him fondly from Ford-Mallen family reunions many years ago.
Judy and Richard Pence says
Our heart goes out to your family. It is never easy to lose a loved one. Prayers for easing of pain and strength and comfort.
Michael Dobbins says
I knew Cris from my time playing in The Visitors. Unfortunately I hadn’t seen Cris for several years, but I have good memories of time playing in the band. Cris was a unique and interesting guy. Thinking of him and all of his family.
Stan and Joyce Gatton says
Pat and Tena,
May God’s love surround you now and in future days as you grieve over your great loss. Our deepest sympathy to all your family.
Stan and Joyce Gatton
Kansas City, Kansas
Terri Randol says
I am so sad to hear that Cris has passed away. He was a cherished member of Truman Class of 75 and will be deeply missed by me and so many of his lifelong friends. Cris was everyone’s friend. Rest in Peace dear friend.
Leon K. says
My name is Leon, I’m one of the original bass players for Porps. It was something special to share music with Chris. It’s a sad day for everyone who knew him. I would like to send my condolences to Chris’s family. R.I.P.
Julie Leibold Drummond says
My deepest heartfelt condolences & prayers for the family & friends to Cris. We grew up together and he was a dear friend to my brother and many of our neighbors. He will be missed!! I was hoping to see him at his class reunion. I have a picture of Cris, Charles & Gary together that I will cherish. RIP my friend. Sincerely, Julie Leibold
Kelly Devlin says
Such sad news. Cris was such a sweet guy and had many great qualities. He will be missed!
Rhonda Crane says
Cris was like everyone’s ones big brother . I had the pleasure to work with him many years at LSI and was honored to call him my friend.
Go play high up on that mountain Cris.
May you RIP.
Steve & Manivan Dennis says
Our condolences to the entire Walkinshaw family. We had the great fortune to work with Cris for many years and are saddened by his passing. He always had a smile for us all………….something we will never forget! God bless!
Bill Gibbs says
Pat and Tena. We are so sorry for your loss. I know this is heart breaking for you and your family. I pray that God will comfort you during this very difficult time. Bill and Martha
Chris Landes says
So sorry to hear of Cris’s passing. We were dorm-, and later, housemates in Columbia MO during our Mizzou years. We got along well immediately as we shared musical interests – Todd Rundgren and all things 70s prog – and were both musicians. Years after college, he visited me once at my home in Austin TX, but after that we lost touch. He was a great guy, and I offer my condolences to his family and friends.