Chris DeWayne Brickey, 59, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on September 21, 2021. Chris, a resident of Victoria, TX, was born at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas on September 20, 1962. After living in many parts of the country, his family settled in Spiro, OK in 1973 where he attended school and graduated from Spiro High School. Chris went on to attend Carl Albert State College and Oklahoma State University. Chris lived in many places during his adult life including Stillwater, OK, Castle Rock, CO, and Durango, CO.
Chris had a a big smile and a bigger heart and was always generous with his time and affection. Known for his easy-going manner, Chris was fun to be around and a friend to many. Chris was adored by his family and was a constant source of love and strength. His infectious personality instantly put all at ease and his smile was contagious.
Chris's favorite activity was spending time with his family. He loved his grandchildren more than anything. Whether he was walking his granddaughter to the bus stop on the first day of school or playing with his grandsons on the floor, his happy place was with them. He was the best Papa and adored by his grandchildren.
Chris, always athletic, found a new hobby as an adult playing hockey and spent many hours on the ice with his son always enjoying the yearly pond hockey tournament in Creed, CO. Chris was an avid Colorado Avalanche Fan and loved college football, especially the "Pokes." Chris was big supporter of C.A.S.T. for Kids and was always generous with his time and resources to all who needed help.
The void Chris leaves as a father, grandfather, son, brother, and uncle cannot be measured or filled. Chris is survived by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DeWayne Brickey (Allen, TX); daughter Christa Smith and husband Ty (Golden, CO); son Chad Brickey and wife Beth (Durango, CO); sister Misty Cole and husband Ryan (Allen, TX); grandchildren Tylee Smith, Cashton Smith, and Stetson Brickey; and nieces Hannah Cole, Sydney Cole, and Scarlet Cole.
A celebration of Chris's life will be held on October 9, 2021 at noon at his parent's home, located at 1701 Monaco Dr., Allen, Texas 75002. Donations in honor of Chris to C.A.S.T. for Kids, the American Cancer Society
, or other charity of your choice
Published by The Durango Herald on Sep. 27, 2021.