Services are scheduled for Chris Johns, 64, on March 9, 2014 at 11:45 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church of Roswell. Dr. Doug Mills will officiate. Chris died January 14, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. His ashes will be placed in the First United Methodist Church columbarium.
Chris was born July 16, 1949 in Roswell, NM to James P. Johns and Amy M. Johns. He was a member of First United Methodist Church and attended local schools in Roswell. He was in the first sophomore class of Goddard High School in 1965. Chris graduated high school from New Mexico Military Institute and New Mexico Military Institute Jr. College in 1971 where he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army, stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas and Ft. Gordon, Georgia. Following his military service he attended NMSU and graduated in 1974 with a degree in business management. Chris was a leading supplies sales representative for Xerox for 22 years. He was a member of the Army’s 10th Mountain Division Descendants Association, allowing him the opportunity to go to Italy to honor the WWII Veterans who fought there, including his father James P. Johns.
He is survived by his beloved partner in life Paula Stanley-McCrary, his parents, two brothers, Kirk W. Johns and his wife Elizabeth and James A. Johns, Paula’s daughter Jennifer Eaker and her husband Ronnie and Paula’s grandson Colton Eaker.
Chris will be dearly missed by all. Memorial contributions may be made in Chris’ name to a charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Ballard Funeral Home & Crematory. An online registry can be accessed at www.ballardfuneralhome.com