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Christopher R. Lashbrooks

Christopher R. Lashbrooks, 43, of Springdale, Arkansas passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the University of Arkansas Medical Center in Little Rock.

Chris was born on June 12, 1976 in Bloomington, Indiana. He was the son of Charles Jesse Lashbrooks and Dixie Joy Nichols Lashbrooks. He married Diane Marie England on December 4, 2008 in Fayetteville. Chris was an accomplished musician, playing the guitar and piano, a singer and songwriter.   He studied the Messianic Jewish faith. 

He is survived by his wife, Diane Lashbrooks of the home; one son, Preston Lashbrooks of the home; a child Ben with his mother and family; one brother, Troy Lashbrooks of Marietta, Georgia; one sister, Heather Willis of Chicago, Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. To sign online guestbook please go to www.backstrom-pyeatte.com.


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Sara Stamps and Jason Elmore Aug 17 2019 12:00 AM

You will be miss! R.I.P. I loved your music!

Wanda Lashbrooks Halfacre Aug 15 2019 12:00 AM

You were the first person I met in Indiana that I wasnt related to. You were my best friend when we were just roommates at the big white place. You stepped up to the plate and you were Prestons father (you did good honey). You came down to Arkansas and said you loved it and we made it work. We stuck it out through thick and thin and decided that we would be together until forever. No one told me that my part of forever would only be 15 short years. I will cherish every day we had to live, love, and raise our son. My heart aches for you so badly after being blindsided by this unexpected tragedy. Just know that I love you, my soulmate and Ill wait my part of forever as patiently as I can until I can be with you again.

Diane Lashbrooks Aug 14 2019 12:00 AM

My brother Chris was always very talented. He liked to do plays when he was in highschool. My brother always made me laugh and he made me cry. I wish he didn't have to leave us so soon. I love you bro. Give our family up there a hug and kiss from all of us. I will always love you.

Heather Willis Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

Such a wonderful family Chris, Diane, and Preston. I know Chris was a great musician, but I never was at the perfect time to hear him. It would be wonderful if we could plan life better, to catch all of those times that are priceless. I have always loved your family, from Bo and Sally, to you, Chris, and Preston. Such a loving family. All of you worked so hard to take care of your family, and always cared for each other so lovingly. Always positive. I am so glad I was able to visit with Chris at the annual seafood jubilee at the Elks, and watch Preston doing such a great job of cooking up the crawdads, corn and potatoes for the huge group, helping support the firefighters. So very proud of Preston, and his teaching his goal of attending the U of A engineering department. Chris and your family have raised an amazing young man that we are all proud of. Chris and Bo will always be remembered as very dear friends.
Love to you, Preston, and your mom

Betty Martin Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

I first met Chris on June 10,1976 in Bloomington Indiana (His Hometown). Chris was very vocal as soon as he was born. He would coo a lot and mumble jumble off and on. he was a cute lil fellar to say the least. I was 13 when he was born. I was a proud Big Brother. Through the years I always looked forward to seeing him. I used to pick him up from Moms and take him out to eat or to get Ice Cream. I was in a Band & I remember the first time I took him to a Practice to listen. I think he got the bug even more to be a musician.
Chris became a Michael Jackson Fanatic after Thriller came out. He had a Red Leather Jacket, sequined glove and Hi Water Blue Jeans with Black Penny Loafers. He studied the Thriller Video on MTV and could do the entire Dance Routine step for step including the Moon Walking! He truly was talented.
When I was on the road playing Music I would send him Post Cards from where I was at. There wasn't a day go by that I didn't think of my Little Brother. I would make it a point to go see him when I was in town.
He used to share his Dreams & Visions with me quite often through the years. Even as recently as 4 Months ago. He told me he really missed Music. I always thought (as did my Songwriting Wife Rhonda), that he was a great Songwriter. So full of Creativity and Ideas. I know all this to be true. There is a Huge Void and piece of my Heart gone now. Chris, I Love You with all my Heart. Always Have, Always Will.

Troy Lashbrooks Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

I met Chris at the store that I work at. We became pretty fast friends. Talking about world events and things to come for the nation and the world. We had talked about getting together and doing some music things. Me being a guitar player I quickly was interested. Sadly we never got to do that! Chris was one hell of a song writer and vocalist. And would have been an amazing producer. We talked about the Bible and Jewish tradition. He was a man of faith and the guy I went to for spiritual guidance. So Chris my friend say hell to yeshua for me. Ill see you there one day! Ha makom! Shalom!

Jared Hirsch Aug 13 2019 12:00 AM

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