Services for Christopher Lee Ortiz, 45, of Troy, will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 5, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Temple. Burial will follow in Oenaville Cemetery.
Mr. Ortiz passed away Wednesday, December 23 in Temple.
Christopher was born April 8, 1975 in Angleton, Texas to Juanito Ortiz and Adela Torres Ortiz. He graduated from Troy High School and was a member of Our lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Temple.
Christopher was preceded in death by his brother, Antonio Ortiz.
He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Irene Rodriguez and Deborah Underwood; four brothers, Edward Ortiz, John Ortiz, Nicholas Ortiz and Michael Ortiz; and many nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. Monday, January 4 at the funeral home. Recitation of Rosary will be at 6 p.m.
Christopher was our brother, a son, and a “brother” to many of his friends. A country boy who enjoyed life in Oenaville.
He was known for riding his favorite lawnmower all over Oenaville. He would help cut his friends' grass. When they heard his lawnmower, they knew who was coming! He would drive it to the country store just to get a cup of coffee and joke around with the owner and whoever he met along the way. He loved making people laugh with his jokes and his laughter. He had the biggest smile!
We can’t forget his favorite football team – the Dallas Cowboys. He never missed a game and when he went across the street to watch with his friends you could hear the yelling!
His life with his Dad was great. He loved his father and would do anything for him, especially wake him up. He would clap his hands and yell “Wow, coffee is ready, time to get up!” Boy, our Dad would get mad!
So much more to say. You could write a book about our brother and son, about his love for life and family and friends. Our brother will not be forgotten and will always be in our hearts. We will miss you brother, until we meet each other in Heaven.
Your brother and sisters and your father and mother……