Christopher Samuel Kisner, 39, a resident of Leesburg, Fla., went on to be with his Savior Oct. 16, 2012, after a lifelong battle with diabetes.
He was born Feb. 28, 1973, in Elkins.
He graduated from Elkins High School in 1991 and attended Fairmont State College from 1991 until 1993. Christopher was very active in sports and in his church as a youth. He excelled in track and field, soccer and was an All-Star in basketball at the Elkins YMCA. He continued to play soccer through high school and earned second team All-State at Elkins High School in 1989. He was a member of Hart Chapel Church where he sang in the choir. Christopher was an electrician for many years and was a member of Electrician's Union Local 26 in Manassas, Va. He was a true outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish. He enjoyed painting, cooking, wood-etching, NASCAR and was a huge West Virginia University fan.
Christopher is survived by his father, Samuel Roy Kisner; his mother, Barbara Jean Nash; his stepmother, Nancy Burr Kisner; and his stepbrother, Christopher Ian White. Also surviving are two sons, Wayne Dewitt Triplett and Alexander Christopher Kisner; one daughter, Autumn Elizabeth Kisner; and a nephew, Parker James Higham White. His grandfather, James Russell Fletcher; his grandmother, Beverly Patton; and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and a special friend, Bailey Morgan Bishop, also survive.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Fred C. Nash; and two grandmothers, Eleanor Kisner Fletcher and Eleanor Breese.
Christopher's wish to be cremated was honored. A memorial service, under the direction of Tomblyn Funeral Home of Elkins, will be conducted at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF.org or to JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, in honor of Christopher Samuel Kisner. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.tomblynfuneralhome.com.