Christopher Dale “Chris” Shouse, 45 years old, of Pampa, is sitting at his Savior’s side following an untimely and unexpected situation in the early morning hours of Monday, June 21, 2021, in Pampa. He was born on May 3, 1976, to Roger Vaughn and Texann Dietz in Pampa, Texas.
Chris attended Wasson High School in Colorado where he enjoyed playing football. Later, as an arborist, he owned and operated Horizon Tree Services. Being blessed with many talents, there wasn’t much that he couldn’t do, and he deemed himself as a jack of all trades, but master of none. He was not afraid of hard work - in fact, he loved it and no job was beneath him.
Regardless of his past and the choices he made, he always strived towards being a better person. Yes, he did fight addiction, but even at his worst, he clung to Jesus’ promises and was never ashamed of being a disciple. Being a God-fearing man, he adored praise and worship music and could so easily get lost in the emotions and meanings of songs. Chris clung to the words “a little more like Jesus and a little less like me” of the Zach Williams song, “Less Like Me”. He gave valiant effort to always put others before himself and simply doing what was right.
Most of the time, Chris was a clown, prankster, and full-on comedian as it made his heart happy to be the reason others smiled and perhaps brightened their day. He had faced his own darkness and pain and didn’t want others to endure the misery, therefore, he was unreserved, sociable, friendly, loved to talk (often times too much) and certainly an extrovert! He had an endless supply of hugs, magic tricks and corny jokes and was just an all-around fun guy to hang with.
No matter what path life took him on from day to day, one thing remained constant…his love for his family. He always held them close in his heart, life and his soul. Chris was an extremely loving family man whose kind heartedness couldn’t be overlooked. It was a frequent occurrence for him to mow someone’s yard without them ever knowing who did it and when referencing money, he would simply state “I done gave it all away” because someone else needed it more than him. Although through an unfortunate event, the family finds peace in knowing that Chris is with God now due to his beliefs and faithfulness. His bigger than life personality, uncanny ability to bring light to other’s strife and his unmatched love will be horribly missed by all his family and friends.
Those that have passed away before him are his maternal grandparents, Jim and Barbara Eastep; paternal grandparents, Howard and Sandy Shouse and his father, Roger Vaughn.
Chris leaves behind quite a legacy to carry on his memories, his father, Bill Shouse and wife Cristy; mother, Texann Dietz; stepmother, Carol Vaughn; fiancé, Francia Gaytan; sons, Landon Shouse and fiancé Rebecca, Jace Ford; daughters, Kenzie Cain and husband Dylan, Khilyn Shouse all of Pampa, Kristin Shouse and fiancé Cade Chaney of Skellytown, Destinee Ford, Joonie Dyson, Analeah Shouse; brothers, Chad Bowles, Eric Ballew and wife April all of Pampa; sisters, Jennifer Foster and husband Richard of McAllister, OK, Jennifer Chavez of Amarillo, Tanya Bowles and boyfriend Armando Ibarra, Dorothy Vaughn, Christie Slater and husband Jimmy all of Pampa, Vicky Ziler and husband Raymond of Golden City, MO; grandchildren (who lovingly called him Dolphin), Berkleigh Cain, Trace Cain, Brayli Cain, Oliver Chaney, Bostyn Chaney, MacKynzie Shouse (whose anticipated arrival should be in three weeks); his forever best friend, Zachary Murray and last but certainly not least – his unborn baby that he so loving referred to as “Peanut” Shouse all of Pampa and numerous extended family members.
Chris will be available to pay last respects on Thursday, June 24, 2021, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Winegeart Funeral Home.
Celebration of Life Funeral services are scheduled for 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 25, 2021, at Briarwood Church with Jamisen Hancock officiating. Cremation will follow services. The family has entrusted the care of their loved one to Winegeart Funeral Home.
To leave words of love, condolences, and sympathies for the family on Chris’ Book of Memories, please visit www.winegeartfuneral.com.