Christopher Lee Vail, 45, went to Heavenly rest with the Lord on August 16, 2019.

He was a beloved father, son and brother. Chris was born on March 26, 1974 in Roanoke. He graduated from Lord Botetourt High School and attended Radford University. Since he was 16, he worked in local restaurants and last worked at Dynax. His interests included fishing, playing with his son and texting with his daughters in Oregon.

Chris was preceded in death by his father, David Vail; grandparents, Neva and Nelson Cole; grandparents, Virginia and Scott Vail Sr.; and uncle, Scott Vail Jr.

Those left to cherish Chris’s memory are his daughters, Maisy and Krystah Vail of Eugene, Ore.; his son, Christopher Lee Vail II (C.J.) of Troutville; his mother, Linda Cole Vail of Troutville; his brother, Jeff (Angie) Vail, Josh and Madison and Zachery Vowell of Ypsilanti, Mich.; and numerous loving cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, August 20 at 1 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Baptist in Troutville. Memorials may be sent to: David C. Vail Music Scholarship Fund, Roanoke County Education Foundation, c/o 3756 Country Club Road, Troutville, 24175.

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