Christopher R. “Chris” Daniels, 56, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 at Hospice Savannah, Inc. surrounded by his loving family after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born in Savannah, son of Wanda Bowen Daniels and the late Carl R. Daniels. Chris was a graduate of Jenkins High School, member of Calvary Baptist Temple and for many years owned and operated Ultra-Chem Carpet Cleaning Company.
Chris was a member of the Savannah Wheelmen Cycling Team. He was the winner of several state championships and represented Georgia at the National Championships. Chris also competed with his coach and special friend Nestor Gernay in Belgium and was fortunate to meet Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time.
He enjoyed fishing, golf, darts and was an avid Georgia Bulldogs fan. Above all, Chris loved his wonderful family and friends.
Surviving are his children, Faith E. Daniels and Christian R. Daniels. Chris loved being their dad and put them first in everything he did. He is also survived by his mother, Wanda Bowen Daniels; and sister, Terri Leigh Daniels.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
The funeral service for family and close friends will 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church on Wilmington Island.
Interment will be private.
Remembrances may be made to St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church, 590 Walthour Road, Savannah, GA 31410.
Please sign our online guestbook at www.foxandweeks.com
Chris U will be missed very much. U were a great friend and good neighbor. May God give strength & comfort to everyone in the family.
- NAVNIT BHARUCHA & MAMTA BHARUCHA, savannah, Georgia
My deepest condolences to Chris's family , he was a wonderful person. RIP Chris.
- Erin Wainwright, Savannah, GA
Chris, My heart is saddened by the passing of your gentle spirit. May your smile shine forever and memories remain a guiding light for those blessed to cross your path along this journey. Blessings to your loved ones as they hold dear your treasured memory. May you forever be embraced within the arms of our heavenly Father.
- Carla English, Savannah, GA
Wanda, So sorry for your loss. Please know you and the family are in our prayers. Scrappy Jackson (Retiree, Savannah Fire Department)
- Scrappy Jackson, Midway, GA
Chris was a good friend for many years and also played on our dart team . I am saddened to hear of his passing and my prayers are with his Mom and children at this time . We had many interesting talks over the years and Chris was so strong in his faith he knew he was going somewhere wonderful . He fought so hard and I am comforted by the fact he is now pain free . I will miss you my friend.
- Rene Green , Savannah , Ga
Chris was a great friend. I got to know him through our love of Darts and the Dawgs. You will be missed my friend.
- Todd & Dana Brazzell , Garden City, GA
I remember hanging with Chris and Bill Leidersdorf in the mid-1980s when they ran Star Bike Shop on Montgomery Cross Road. Very sad to learn of his passing. A fine man gone to soon.
- Samuel Friedman, Savannah, GA
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family
- Patty Jaynes, Savannah, GA
My condolences and prayers to you, Chris, and your family. I, like many others, met Chris through the game of darts, from which our friendship started years ago. Your smile and the energy you brought out when around friends, will not be forgotten. You were tough on a dart board, but, you were tougher in life, you have earned your wings. Thanks for being my friend. RIP.
- Rick "Zak" Zakrajsek, Savannah, GA
The world has lost a great human being and I have lost a treasured friend. Rest In Peace Chris. Know that all the laughs, the lessons taught and time behind you on the bike (even those times when you dropped me just to see me struggle) are treasures to me and certainly many others. I’ll see you again someday my friend.
- Michael M Stewart, Berkeley Lake, Georgia
Wanda , Faith , and Christian, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you prepare to celebrate Chris’s life. Chris loved each of you fiercely and fought hard to grab the most out of this life and everything it had to offer . Chris’s legacy lives on in you Faith and Christian . We love y’all and ask God to comfort you in the days ahead ! In Christian Love , Diane Shuman
- Diane Shuman , Savannah , Georgia
Chris was TRULY one of the most kind and sweetest souls ❤️ I always look forward to his hugs and beautiful smile . The world will shine a little less bright without him in it . Prayers for his children and family - he loved them so !
- Donna Shepard, Rincon, GA
Chris fought a tough battle I hope your at peace now. You were a special friend and will be missed by many! My condolences to the family:(
- Dottie Gaudry , Savannah, Ga
I will miss you brother. Had fun growing up.
- Bryan and Lisa Mock, Rincon, GA
I am extremely saddened to hear this news. My deepest condolences go out to Ms. Wanda and the rest of Chris's family. He was such a kind person and will be missed. I will be keeping all of his family in my thoughts and prayers!
- Ann Gross, SAVANNAH, Georgia
Chris was so well loved by oh so many people. Sending positive thoughts to all of his family and friends.
- Aaron and Alisha Thomas, Savannah, GA
So sorry for your loss Chris was a great guy and will truly be missed, May God Bring comfort to this family
- Marie White, Savannah, Ga
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who mourns this loss, especially his children, his mother and his sister. We had the pleasure of meeting Chris through darts, but we were fortunate to have many wonderful conversations about family and what matters most in this life. Of course no visit with Chris would be complete without a good laugh! We love you, Chris! Rest well, friend.
- Renee and Tony Trist, Guyton, GA
Wanda and Terry my sincere condolences to you and your family over your loss
- Mark pugliese, Winchester, Virginia
So sorry for Chris's death. I went to Memorial Day School with him for 4 years. Prayers for you and your family. He was such a fun person to be around, lots of laughs at MDS.
- Karen Iocovozzi Jones, Westlake, OH
Wanda, Our thoughts& Prayers are with your family.
- J.J. Witt ( Retiree, Savannah Fire Department), Bloomingdale, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- 5-7 pm on Mon, June 14, 2021
- Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (map)
Savannah GA 31406
- Funeral Service
- 11:00 a.m. on Tue, June 15, 2021
- St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church
Walthour Road (map)
SAVANNAH GA 31410
- A private burial will be held