Christopher Dennis Early

December 27, 1973 ~ October 7, 2021 (age 47)


            Mr. Christopher Dennis Early, age 47, of Hickory, passed away on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Frye Regional Medical Center.

            Christopher was born December 27, 1973 in Baltimore County, MD, the son of Teresa Ann Ely of Taylorsville and Warren Dennis Early (Lorie) of Statesville.

            He was a US Army veteran, who served in Cuba and Turkey. He loved his two cats, Big Baby and Lucky. His team was the Bronco’s and loved to watch them play. He was a loving father, son and brother. He had a big heart of gold and his smile would light up a room. Chris had so many friends and co-workers, he enjoyed their friendship. He worked as a upholster for many years. “He was the best Yu-gi-oh, and Pokemon-Go player and loved playing with his son.”

            He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Marion Oswinkle and Louis Ely.

            Including his parents, those left to cherish and honor his memory include: son, Ethan Alexander Early of Hickory; sisters, Jamie Lee Pennell of Washington State, Beth Ann Millsaps of Statesville; brother, Neil Justin Early of Statesville; three nephews, Isaac Coley, Ian Coley both of Statesville, Loki Choate of Washington State; niece, Freya Lennon Choate of Washington State; godmother, Cathie Zimmerer of Nebraska; special woman in his life, Sharm; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He loved his uncle, Rick Ely.

            A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, October 15, 2021 at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with full military honors accorded by Alexander Veterans Honor Guard.  Rev. Keith Bowman will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date.

            The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

            The family will also gather at Teresa Ely’s home at 266 Allendale Lane, Taylorsville.

            The family would like to express a special thanks to the doctors and nurses in CCU unit for the care they gave him.

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Beulah Baptist Church, 336 Black Oak Ridge Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

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            Adams Funeral Home and cremation services are honored to be serving the family of Christopher Dennis Early.  


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October 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Adams Funeral Homes
307 Main Avenue Drive
Taylorsville, NC 28681

Celebration of Life
October 15, 2021

6:00 PM
Adams Funeral Home Chapel Taylorsville
307 Main Ave Dr
Taylorsville , NC 28681

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