Christopher M. Costley, 55 of Litchfield passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 8:05 pm, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
The son of the late Norman Costley and Shirley Monroe Costley who survives in Jerseyville, Chris was born September 7, 1964 in St. Louis, MO. He married Terri Fairless, May 25, 1985 in Staunton, IL. She survives after 35 years of marriage as do children, Kimberly (Ed) Knecht of Edwardsville, Melanie (Andrew Smith) Smith of Park City, UT, and Andrea Costley (Grant Plovich) of Benld, grandchildren Ethan, Levi, Kinley, Amanda, Tiana, and Bror, and sister Cindy Costley (Darrell) Baker of Shipman.
Chris served in the U.S. Navy aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ranger, CV 61, stationed in San Diego, CA. He then returned to this area and acquired an Associate Degree in Aviation Mechanics, and spent many years in the aviation industry. He then transitioned into construction first of aircraft, then homes and then orthotics and prosthetics. He was also a writer and an accomplished wood worker, and loved his constant companion, his Bassett hound Otis. He also enjoyed the great outdoors, especially spending time in the mountains and traveling on his motorcycle with his loving wife having visited over 35 states on the motorcycle. Most important to him was his family, always talking about how proud of them he was and never missing an opprotunity to brag. He was truly a family man and will be greatly missed. Chris was a quintessential Poppa, and the grand kids were the apple of his eye, and truly lived for them.
Per Chris’s wishes the will be no formal visitation or funeral will be held
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 4 until 9 P.M. at Lake Lou Yaeger at Pavilion #4 in Litchfield, IL.
Memorials are suggested the Alport Syndrome Foundation, P. O. Box 4130, Scottsdale. AZ 85261-4130 www.alportsyndrome.kindful.com
Litchfield Family Funeral Service is assisting the family
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