Transition: Christopher Paul Epley (March 15, 1984-March 9, 2017)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Christopher Paul Epley, resident of Eureka Springs, was born March 15, 1984 in Fayetteville, Ark., son of Charles Paul and Janet ( Hysell ) Epley. He departed this life Thursday, March 9, 2017 in Fayetteville, Ark. at the age of 32.

Christopher was the owner of AC/DC Welding Services in Eureka Springs. He was a charter member of the Kings River Pirates. He enjoyed the Razorbacks, the Dallas Cowboys, huntin', fishin', boatin', floatin', jokein', teasin', smilin', hikin', talkin', laughin', dreamin', antagonizin' Ashlee, lovnin' his boys and LIFE. His signature, ever constant million-dollar smile could light up any room and brighten any day and left an indelible and profound mark on those he encountered. Christopher deeply loved his wife Ashlee and two young sons as well as his family and his many friends throughout Northwest Arkansas and beyond.

On June 7, 2014 he was united in marriage with Ashlee Khirsten (Ackerman) Epley who survives him, he is also survived by their two sons Crosby Paul and Clark Paul of the home; his parents Charles and Janet Epley of Eureka Springs; sister, Jennifer Epley of Fayetteville, Ark.; brother Curtis Epley and his son, Aro, of Bentonville, Ark.; in-laws Mark and Kellie Grissom of Bentonville, Ark.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and many friends.

He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Lewis and Evelyn Epley of Springdale, Ark. and maternal grandmother,Elvetta Hysell of Eureka Springs, Ark..

Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Nelson's Chapel of the Springs, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 18,2017 at the Faith Christian Family Church, Eureka Springs, Arkansas with Reverend Jerry Meeks officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Eureka Springs Cemetery, Eureka Springs, Arkansas under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Chris Epley Memorial Fund accounts at any Cornerstone Bank or Equity Bank locations. Online condolences may be sent to the family at Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2017