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Chris Wayne Bakalekos, 64

Chris Wayne Bakalekos, 64, passed away October 31, 2021. He was born July 28, 1957 to Johnny and Ruby Bakalekos.

Chris loved being a Papaw to his grandson, Corbin. He was a loving father who enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid Razorback fan, and also enjoyed spending time on his motorcycle as well as being a part of the Patriot Guard Riders. Chris was a member of Runyan First Baptist Church along with Iron Horse Church in Little Rock.

He is preceded in death by his father John Bakalekos; his mother Ruby Bakalekos; and his cousin Angelo Bakalekos.

He is survived by his daughter Ashley Brewer (Phillip); his step-son Christopher Wittenburg (Monica); grandson Corbin Brewer; brothers John Bakalekos (Carolyn), and Robert Bakalekos; sisters Gail Williams, and Darla Hichborn; and many beloved friends and family.

A visitation will be held Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. at A Natural State Funeral Service in Jacksonville. A funeral service will be held Monday, November 8, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. In honor of his love for the Razorbacks, feel free to wear your Razorback gear to his visitation.

Arrangements entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400


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  • Phillip Brewer Posted November 4, 2021 6:10 PM

    This month will be 5 years since I meet you. You have been an awesome father in Law and Pawpa to my son Corbin. He said you are his pawpa and best friend. Rest In Peace

  • Robi Stevens Posted November 4, 2021 6:45 PM

    I’m going to miss our chats and laughs while getting my hair done. Ashley, Chris and family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Jeannette (Giggles) Posted November 4, 2021 7:57 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Brett Johnson Posted November 5, 2021 5:55 AM

    Chris, Scoop was a wonderful man. I had the pleasure of calling him friend. I thank God he put us in a path to meet. I pray for comfort and healing for the family as I know Scoop is in Heaven right now with his Lord and Savior.

    • Ashley B Posted November 10, 2021 10:03 PM

      He always thought a lot of you.

  • Christy Gardner Posted November 5, 2021 10:36 AM

    Chris, you will be missed, your family are in our prayers

  • Rick and Sharon Gilbert Posted November 5, 2021 12:57 PM

    It’s been too long my friend and now we will have to meet again on the streets of gold beside our savior ride with the great spirit or he is with you now

  • Randy & Donna Chu Posted November 5, 2021 3:38 PM

    We knew him as “Scoop” before we got to know him as Chris. Our sincere condolences to his family & friends. He was loved & will truly be missed.

    • Ashley B Posted November 10, 2021 10:03 PM

      Thank you both for everything! You guys have been amazing and I’m sure he’s smiling down!

  • Jan Hannah Posted November 7, 2021 6:09 PM

    What a sad time for us all,😥 You will be missed by everyone who knew you. I’m sending all my love to your siblings and your daughter and her family. With all of my love❤
    Jan Hannah

  • Tommy McMahon Posted November 7, 2021 8:13 PM

    Brother, we rode many miles together. I’m sorry things worked out the way they did, but I loved you like blood

  • Brandon Bullock Posted November 8, 2021 12:02 PM

    Praying for Chris’s family. It was always fun being able to have razorback talks with Chris when I came outside. Going to miss seeing him work on his bike and being a good neighbor. Rest in Love

  • Rob Guthery Posted November 11, 2021 7:48 PM

    Chris, it’s Hard to believe you’re gone and you will be greatly missed, brother! It was a pleasure working with you many years ago and keeping in touch from time to time! Until we meet again, RIP, friend!

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