Christopher Allen Close obit

Christopher Allen Close, age 49, of Franklin, Tennessee passed away peacefully Dec. 10, 2021.  Christopher was raised in San Diego, California.  He was a graduate of George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. After college, he worked for the Oregon Fish&Wildlife and the U.S. Fish&Wildlife.  As an avid skier, he also served as EMT with the Brian Head, Utah Ski Patrol. In his early career, he became an actor performing in New York and Los Angeles in theater, commercials, and television. He and his family moved from Los Angeles to Franklin in 2013 where he had a successful career in real estate.  Work aside, his passion was serving others with his mission work done locally and in various countries. His hobbies included surfing, sailing, snow skiing, rock climbing, camping, fishing, white-water kayaking, music (especially playing harmonica with friends in Nashville and Franklin.) His pride and joy were his loving wife, being Daddy to his special daughter, and his devotion to family and friends.  His kind and courageous spirit will be missed by all who knew him.   

Survived by: wife, C.J. Close; daughter, Ryder Steele Close; parents, Dr. Frederick and Eva Close; brothers, Eric (Keri) Close and Randy (Helene) Close and other loving family members. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 8, 2022 at Church of the City Franklin campusPastor Curtis Zachary officiating.  Memorials may be made to Church of the City Franklin (The Village fund); One Gen Away; Franktown Open Hearts; Waves for Water or Alive Hospice.