Christopher Wood, 31, of Scottsdale, Arizona, passed Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Christopher was born to Mark, and Lisa, July 08, 1988.
Christopher was deeply compassionate toward others in need, cynical toward pretense, and gracious to forgive others. His deepest life passions during his short 32 years with us were his family, Fixing cars, boat rides and fishing, He loved family dinners, especially at Houston’s restaurant, starting with his favorite smoked salmon appetizer. Also noteworthy was his eight-plus years of studying and playing drums leading to his sense of rhythm, rhyming, and timing. Christopher was also a practicing sales professional at Sprint Mobile, a skateboarder, a certified diver, a terrible driver, an OK snowboarder, loved jazz and Emo music too, a clothing and accessory aficionado, a collector of music and poster memorabilia, and a traveler—visiting France, Italy, Spain, The Bahamas, Mexico, Virgin Islands, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama with his family. Christopher was way more than all of this, and will always be remembered as the most intellegent cared for loving father son and spouse.
Christopher graduated from Shadowmountain in 2006 and received a degree from DeVry. He was going to marry Makenna , and they lived together in Scottsdale. Christopher was a Loving son, brother, father, spouse and co-worker until he retired in 2020. In 2017 he was honored with the Best father!
Christophers legacy will continue with his son Bodhi.
Christopher chose to be an organ donor. Four recipients will receive the benefit of his thoughtful donation. The superb staff at HonorHealth Deer Valley Medical Center provided focused professional, gentle, and genuinely considerate care, advice, and explanations about Chris's condition—shout-out to his amazing nurse and doctor. The staff of HonorHealth and Donor Network of Arizona provided a remarkable “Honor Walk” from his hospital room to the operating room. The path was lined with countless reverent, trained, and hardworking medical professionals paying respect to Chris's gift of life to others. This family will forever remember this powerful experience.
An epidemic of opioid abuse mars our society. It has destroyed countless lives through the lawful and unlawful distribution of opioids. It has been reckless and destructive, enabled by unscrupulous people for personal profit and other harmful reasons. Christophers family joins together to implore you to rise alongside them against such acts that destroy lives, families, and communities by advocating for positive change.
A celebration of his life will occur at Pure Heart Christian Fellowship is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, January 17, 2020, at 14240 N. 43rd Avenue, Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, you may provide donation support to the life-changing Christian-based organization of the Phoenix Rescue Mission, adding “In Loving Memory of Christopher Wood” to your charitable contribution.