Christopher James Symank

Symank croppedChristopher James Symank, a popular Seabrook, Texas, resident formerly of San Antonio and Killeen passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes at his home on Friday, February 27th, 2015. Chris served in the United States Army for 8 years. Chris went on numerous worldwide military assignments during his military career. He proudly served his last assignment in the Honor Guard at Fort Sam Houston. Chris graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance.
Chris’s passing was a shock to all who knew him. Chris made a strong presence everywhere he went…he was hard to forget. He had a contagious smile, an unforgettable laugh and a good heart. He was a friend to everyone he met. Many hearts were broken when he moved on to his next life.
Chris was preceded in death by his grandparents, James E. Buswold and Patricia Ann Miller and Emily and Earl Symank. Chris is survived by a daughter, Calista Symank of San Antonio. Chris is also survived by parents Doug Symank and Charlene Symank, brother John Symank, and sister Katrina Symank all of Killeen. Chris also had two nieces, Shelby Symank and Kaitlynn Symank plus many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Chris is also survived by many, many caring and loyal friends whose lives will be changed forever.
God called Chris home too soon, but God needed another strong, young warrior in Heaven.
Funeral services for Christopher James Symank (Chris) of Seabrook, Texas formerly of San Antonio and Killeen,Texas are as follows:
The viewing will be at Crowder Funeral Home in Dickinson, Texas on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Address is 851 517 Rd. W. Dickinson, Texas.
The funeral will take place at Crowder Funeral in Dickinson also on Thursday, March 5, 2015 beginning at 10:00 am.
Internment will take place following the funeral services on Thursday, March 5th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Houston National Cemetery in Houston, Texas. 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77038.


  1. I’m so happy that I got to meet you and become such good friends. You truely are an amazing guy who’s full of love and compassion for others. I miss your laugh, smile, odd sense of humor and your carefree attitude. You absolutely loved life and lived it to the fullest! I will never forget you or the memories that i have. I love you to the moon and back Chris. I know you’re up there flying around, smiling down on us. RIP my brother until we meet again. I love you!

    Love always Lauren Psencik
    AKA Mike Tyson

    Lauren Psencik
  2. Gosh I miss you so much already Chris. You were the bestest friend anyone could askfor. You.always made me laugh when I was upset and always made me smile no matter what. I love you and know when I look up I will smile and know your looking over me.. Holla holla. Till we meet again in heaven.. XOXO infinity.. Love always, Teresa Cook

    Teresa Cook
  3. Our hearts are saddened by the passing of this young life way too soon. God is in control, even though it is hard to accept at this time. We can’t imagine anything worse than losing a child, yet know it happens every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and will continue to be in the weeks, months and years ahead. May he rest in peace and may the family lean on the Lord to see you through this sad time.

    Blessings and love,
    Charles & Joyce Symank

    Joyce Symank
  4. I love you nephew…yesterday, today, tomorrow, and always…Will never forget our “retro Christmas”
    Aunt Kathy
    Josh and Luke

    Aunt Kathy
  5. So sorry to learn about the loss of your dear loved one. Please know that so many people share your grief with you to help you through this difficult time of sorrow. Please accept my deepest condolences as we await the time when Jesus Christ will awaken all those who have fallen asleep in death, including your beloved Christopher.

  6. I had the pleasure of meeting Chris through a common interest in jeeps He was always in good spirits and ready for whatever adventure was ahead. Chris and I did have a chance for some one on one conversations while jeeping with a few other people. During one those times in conversations Chris mentioned to me that he found God and knew he was saved . Chris will be missed by all that got to know him and remembered by his outgoing and friendly personality.Our prayers go out to him and his loved ones.

    jim zachria
  7. Chris will be missed by many. He will never be forgotten. I love you Brother. Till we meet again….

    Calvin Hailey
  8. i did not know you very long, but time i did you were so kind and funny as heck.
    you will be miss dearly
    Mary Diffenbaugh

    Mary Diffenbaugh
  9. ♡ Heaven in a liveler place this past week. Rest in peace my sweet friend……I loved you like a brother…..unconditionally. Thank you for all the “life” that you added to my life these last few years! You are now an Angel watching over me…..till we meet again! ♡

    Karen Sue Brown
  10. Tho it’s been several years since I’ve seen Chris, and I didn’t know him long, I will always appreciate the friend he was to my husband and everyone he met.
    I have fond memories of his infectious smile and party like a rock star attitude!
    We were shocked and saddened by the news of his passing.. He was so full of life and won’t be forgotten. Passing along our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies,
    Jim and Kelly McBroom

    Kelly McBroom
  11. My beautiful nephew Christopher. All the camping trips, all the memories. You touched my heart in so many ways, from the time you were a little boy. I’ll miss your smile, your wicked sense of humor and above all, I’ll miss your soul!
    Once a Cardinal, ALWAYS a Cardinal!
    Till we meet on the river again!
    Aunt Donna

    Donna Garner
  12. My heart is broken! I just found out about Chris, we served together in the US Army and I can truly say he was an exceptional Non-Commision Officer! I found pictures of us back in the Army and wanted to reconnect with him and I see his Facebook and my heart dropped, I have no words! Rest in please brother, I know you are pulling guard in heaven!

    Your brother in arms,

    Rene Garces
  13. Reflecting today and missing some very important men and soldiers. Miss you guys and never forget you

    CW Officer U.S Army

    Randy Throckmorton

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