Ramirez, Christopher Joseph

April 22, 1980 - April 25, 2017

Christopher Joseph Ramirez was born on April 22, 1980 in Munster, Indiana and passed away on April 25, 2017 at his home in Plano, Texas.

Chris grew up in Crown Point, Indiana where he graduated from high school in 1998.  While at Crown Point High School he competed with his golf team at the state level.  He moved to the Dallas area soon after high school where he has lived for nearly 20 years.

Chris was a communications specialist for Windstream Communications.  When he wasn’t working, he could be found playing pool with his many friends.  He was a highly decorated pool champion, competing at a national level in the BCA and ACS leagues, and competed in Las Vegas.  He was currently captain of the Dark Horse team, and has played on 51 teams since 2008.

Preceded in death by grandparents Geronimo Ramirez, and Harold and JoAnn Irwin.

Survived by his parents, Joseph Ramirez (Lisa) of Corinth, Texas and Mary Beth Herr (John) of Cape Coral, Florida; sister Rebecca Martin (Ryan) and their children, Ainsley and Noah; step-sisters April Matis, Renae Matis and Rebecca Webb and their families; grandmother, Ramona Ramirez; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6-8:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 30th at Aria Memorial Chapel located at 19310 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75252.
Memorial Service will be held on Monday, May 1st at 11:00 A.M. at Northside Baptist Church, located at 2000 N Denton Drive, Carrollton, Texas 75006.

He will be buried after services in Indiana on a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

20 replies on “Ramirez, Christopher Joseph”

Angelica M Pina says:

I will miss you tremendously! Thank you for all the fun times together; for becoming part of our family; for being an awesme, loving, funny, special individual and most importantly a great friend. Please watch over us in heaven, guide and protect us. Love you our new gaurdian angel. I will miss you! R.I.P my dear friend. Save a spot for me with some sushi, beer and a jager shot! I better hear ya at Incubus, because I know you will be there right with us jamming out. xoxo
-Angie (Miss Pineapple)

April Ambron says:

Condolences to the family. Chris will be greatly missed and always remembered! Love ya!!

Toni Steger says:

Chris was a great team captain, coach, pool player and friend to so many. Gone too soon, he is going to be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with this family.

Roel Salinas says:

You will forever be in my heart. I still remember the first day we met. We were going to Babbloos to go do some salsa dancing and from that night on we were best friends I will never forget you. All the times we spent listening to morning sessions by Incubus playing Dominos at your apartment. So many memories that we shared together so many fun times concerts parties friends and families that got together all the laughs and even the arguments we still remain friends/Brothers. You were like a brother to me and you were a part of my family I will miss you Chris and watch over us from heaven as we will never forget you. We will always carry your memory with us and football Sundays will never be the same. Go Cowboys!

Man Singh says:

Joe, It was so sad to hear about the departure of your Son to further eternal journey. My prayers are with you and your family to have strength to bear the situation and for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace forever.

Eric Peschke says:

To the Ramirez Family,

I unfortunately haven’t seen Chris since the summer of 1998, and I’m very sorry to hear of his passing, but I distinctly remember his bleached blonde hair he was sporting at the time and his very genuine personality. I was a freshman on the Crown Point High School Golf Team, competing against a number of Juniors and Seniors for a Varsity spot, which was very intimidating considering that the ’98 team went to the State Finals. Chris couldn’t have been any nicer to a newbie on the team. He offered me a ride to practice at Pheasant Valley a couple times and really made me feel like part of the team. I offer my deepest sympathy and condolences.

Eric Peschke CP Class of ’01

Hilmi Turan says:

I have known Chris since 2009. He is one of my pool teachers and a good friend. I am originally from Turkey and I moved here later in life and Chris is one of my American friends who genuinely accepted me as who I am and where I came from.

I have many memories with Chris but I will tell two of them. One of them was in 2013 and the other one was the last time I saw him which is a couple of weeks ago.

In April 2013 I quit my job and decided to start my own business so that night I came to Rack Daddy’s I saw Chris, we played a couple of games. I told him I quit my job and he bought me a shot. Then other people wanted to play and we played scotch doubles with other league friends. We were playing for shots. Chris and I won 14 games straight and had 14 shots on the top of what we drank. People know Chris and me know that he is the better player, so he carried me all the way through. Not only he played better pool he had better tolerance when it came to alcohol. We had a blast. He immediately took my keys and refused to give them to me. So he probably saved my life that night. He gave my keys to our common friend Gerardo and Gerardo and Brian took me home that night.

Last time I saw him was on a Sunday night at Rack Daddy’s a couple of weeks ago. We were sitting and drinking again. He bought me a beer and a shot. Then a young guy came to us and he asked us to play and we were shooting around and talking. I don’t remember his name but he knew Chris. So he asked Chris if Chris would sell one of his cue cases because he likes the design. Chris says he would just give it to him for free because he has an extra. You can’t find quality people like Chris in these days. He was a good dude. He didn’t deserve to go this soon.

Everyone knows me know that I am not a man of faith but I KNOW Ramirez is in a good place.

Abby Easterling says:

I met Chris when I was a waitress at Rack Daddy’s which he played pool at all the time. He was always so happy and brightened up the night. I unfortunately moved away and hadn’t seen or talked to him since 2013 but am saddened to find this out. I know he will be greatly missed. My condolences and prayers are with the family and friends.

Diana Cardona says:

So sorry to have heard of Chris’ passing. Though its been years since I last saw him, I can’t forget his great smile and personality. Condolences to his family, friends and to his pool family.

David Meyers says:

To the Ramirez Family: I give my deepest sympathies for your loss of Chris. It has been years since I had seen Chris but always remember him to being a great guy and someone that always made you feel as part of the group. I pray for him and his family during this grieving process.

– David Meyers (CP Class of 00′)

Chuck banik says:

Mary and Joe – I was so sorry to see this. I can’t imagine the pain. Please know that I will keep your family and your son in my prayers.

Damon Vinci says:

Chris, brother, I’m at a loss for words. Who would’ve known the first time we played against each other that we would go on to be great friends and bond through pool and tech and food and having a good time. The trip to Vegas was one of my favorite times spent there. Wandering the Strip, playing blackjack, riding the High Roller, building our floatilla, watching Melinda become a champion and more. I’ll never forget that time. Through the years you were always my champion, my encourager. You believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself. You made everyone around you better. You were the friend that we all needed, even when we didn’t deserve it. God only knows why you had to leave us so soon, but you will live on in our hearts. Love ya brother.

Laura Willard says:

Chris, Where do I even begin… You are the definition of a true friend. From the first time we met you always treated me like a little sister. I will never forget the birthdays we celebrated together, our road trip to Indiana *Jazz Hands* and getting to meet and spend time with your beautiful mother Mary Beth, watching you learn to play pool realizing how good you were and then seeing your love for the game grow and you continue to flourish, the lunch dates, the sometimes hard to hear lectures, you being there for us in good times and bad and always with a shoulder to cry on. I’ll never forget the night I was pawned off on you and we talked all night and listened to Chevelle and Incubus on repeat till we had every word of every new song down, and just laughing with you, every time we hung out. Your love for Batmam ultimately rubbed off on me, because well, you were the one to explain to me what made him the BEST super Hero. The countless Cowboys and Mavericks games. Learning the love you had for your best friend, Roel, sometimes even the hard way. Though I never took it wrong, if anything it has always made me admire you more. You were stubborn and stood by your opinions 100%, and some couldn’t understand why at times, but I think that was just one of the many things that made you the person you were. I and so many others have such a heavy heart hearing the news of your passing. It’s a difficult thing to lose a friend like you. Even for those who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing you or talking to you for a long time. You have definitely made an imprint in my life that will last forever. I hope you know how much you were loved and how badly you will be missed. RiP my friend. Love Always- “the one and only” Laura

Sarah Remes-Carrillo says:

Ramirez family I am sorry for the loss of Chris. I remember seeing Chris everyday in high school. Each morning he would come in with a smile and his crazy sense of humor. He was a fun loving friend who never hesitated to help with anything he could. I remember him tutoring me in math… I was amazed at how he got through the class so easily and I struggled each day. I remember his fun loving spirit and his natural ability to get along with anyone. Chris you will be missed.
Sarah Remes-Carrillo
CPHS 1998

Tami Delahunt says:

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tina Stevens says:

To the Ramirez Family – I have known Chris for the past 3 years through working with him at Windstream. I have never met him in person, but we worked together almost everyday on a project. I have come to know him as a co-worker first but eventually a close friend. Last time I talked to him was on Friday, 4/25. We were all on the phone chatting away on one of our activation calls. He mentioned it was his birthday weekend and told us how old he was going to be. We joked around and called him a baby and told him he has no reason to be complaining as he is the youngest amongst our group. I was devastated when I found out what happened. He holds a special place in my heart. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything you have done, Chris and for always being so helpful. You are not one to complain much but always there to help and look for solutions. Rest in peace my dear friend! You are truly missed.

Lindsey Whippy says:

Ramirez Family,
I offer my sincere condolences to you all. I’ve known Chris for many years now working with him at Windstream and over the years he and I became the very best of friends. I still cannot believe he is gone and every time I think about it I start to cry. He was so sweet, caring, hilarious, witty for sure, and one of the hardest working men I’ve ever met. You must be so proud of him. I wish I could meet you all in person and give you hugs, but I’m thinking of you all here from Florida. I’ll miss him dearly. With Love – Lindsey Whippy

Kevin Roy says:

To the Ramirez Family,
Please know that Chris touched so many lives and we are all saddened by this loss. I have known Chris for many years and actually had the pleasure to meet him once. His knowledge in his career field always amazed me, his humor always defused the most stressful situations. I trusted him and considered him a friend and ally that I could count on in any circumstance.
Although I work for just one of the companies that Chris dealt with, all of us feel this loss and send our condolences.
Kevin Roy

bebe Rijnders says:

To the Ramirez Family,

I knew Chris, chat name (Samsung) From an online chatroom. He was always funny and engaging to chat with. Our chatroom enjoyed his company and wit.

RIP Sameroni, We will meet again someday.


My condolences for the Ramirez family. Rip Chris, such an amazing, sweet, and intelligent man. I remember one time that I was sick, he offered to crash on my couch to take care of me and cook for me. He offered, knowing I didn’t have family close by. He was selfless and willing to help others and he wasn’t too bad of a cook either. He will be missed by many.

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