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Christopher Aaron Tims

On Friday, April 14, 2017, our beloved son, Christopher Aaron Tims, was called home to glory by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

The youngest child of the Rev. Howell and Deborah Tims, and the grandson of George and Charlene Garrett of Fayetteville, N.C., and Shirley Tims of Lawton. Chris was the youngest of three siblings: one brother, Jason Robinson and wife Zanetta, and two sisters: Kimberly Gray and husband Herbert Jr. and Chequita Morstorf and husband Kevin, all of Lawton. His pride and joy whom he loved very much was with him to the end, his aunt Nay, Gloria Gettens. Christopher leaves to cherish numerous aunts, uncles and nephews as well as cousins and his close nieces and nephews: Howie, Hayden, Hallie, Makayla and Hannah, whom he cherished and loved very much. 

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Otis Tims Sr.; and two uncles: Otis Tims Jr. and James Douglas "J.D." Barker.

Christopher's journey began at a very young age. At the age of two months at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton and then on to Children's Hospital at the age of 10 and one-half, where this would become home to him and his family for his entire childhood. Chris accepted Jesus at an early age and always knew that God was with him. His parents, Aunt Nay Nay, and sisters strived to give him the most normal childhood as possible. Chris attended pre-school at Lawton Christian, where it was just beginning, Westwood Elementary, Hugh Bish Elementary for a year, and Western Hills Elementary. He would become very ill in his sixth-grade year and wouldn't be able to graduate. He later went to Tomlinson Junior High and then to Taft Alternative School, where he would graduate and walk across the stage with the Lawton High School Class of 2008, escorted by his favorite friend and teacher, Mr. Lopez. 

Christopher enjoyed and loved watching TV, playing his video games and watching wrestling. When he could, he loved going with his cousin, Timmy and his brother, Shaun to Oklahoma City and Texas to watch live wrestling. Chris enjoyed watching football, his favorite team was the Texas Longhorns. His friend, Coach Bob Stoops, would often tease Chris about his choice of team, but Chris would always defend his team. His saying would always be, "Always respect the horns," as he wore his Longhorn apparel proudly. 

When Chris was able, he enjoyed and loved attending his church. He loved singing, worshiping and praising the Lord. Always flashing his big smile that would melt you. Christopher was a soldier, a servant and a warrior. He labored to the end. 

"Son, you have fought the good fight, well done thy good and faithful servant. For son, we loved you with everything we had, words will never be able to express. Thank you for making us better by knowing you. We loved you but God loved you more."

2 Corinthians 12:9 - "And he said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."

The family will have a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service. 

Funeral services for Christopher Aaron Tims will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22, 2017, at Lawton First Assembly of God Church. 

Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery. 

Online tributes may be left to the family at www.whineryhuddleston.com.

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