Christopher Warren Hamby was born the eldest of what would be eight kids in February 1971 to Pabla “Lita” Amanda Palomeque and Everett Warren Hamby, Jr. Chris was a happy, tender-hearted child who felt everything in a big way. He enjoyed the outdoors and sports and loved family and friends and was happiest when he was with them. In 1993, he served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in San Diego, California. He loved his time there and made lifelong friendships. In 1997, he married Stephanie Proctor, on one of the happiest days of his life. They welcomed a baby boy in 1999 and added a sweet baby girl in 2001. Chris was never the same. The single greatest joy in his life are his kids, Braxton and Makenna. Nobody could question his love for his family, and it was a joy to witness. He wanted to be the dad he missed out on. The loss of his father at such a young age was something he never truly got over. It inspired him to work in a field where he could make a difference, so he earned his degree in criminal justice. Everyone who knew him, knew that he just wanted to save everybody. Through his own loss, he had the ability to empathize with others and he selflessly put others’ needs before his own. Chris developed epilepsy when he was 12, which he battled, along with other health problems, his whole life. Chris unexpectedly succumbed to those in the early morning of May 5, 2022, leaving a hole that will be impossible to fill. He was the first born and it is fitting that he is the first to join his beloved mom and dad. \n\nChris was preceded in death by both of his parents. He is survived by his two children–the joys of his life–Braxton Hamby and Makenna Hamby; seven siblings; and sixteen nieces and nephews who all adored him. \n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 11:00 am at the LDS Chapel located at 6301 South 2300 East, Holladay, Utah. Friends and family may visit from 10:00-10:45 am prior to the service. Interment will follow at Elysian Burial Gardens located at 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.