WEBB CITY, Mo. — Christopher Aaron Cartwright, 36, of Webb City, died of a heart attack and was unexpectedly called home by his Heavenly Father Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010.
Aaron was born May 2, 1973, in Ironton to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. Cartwright of Deering. Aaron attended school at Deering Elementary, Lawrence County Vocational School and Dawson-Bryant High School where he graduated May 29, 1991.
Aaron was employed as metal fabricator and welder by the Metal Refurbishing Inc. Company in Ironton and Hagar Construction Company located Haverhill. Aaron was also employed by the Excel Marine Company located in South Point as a deck-hand and was promoted to maintenance supervisor.
Aaron married Lisa Faye Hastings from South Point July 20, 2007 and the couple lived in Deering. Aaron and Lisa have a daughter, Aaris Faye Cartwright, 2 years old.
Aaron moved his family to Webb City, Mo., in September 2008 and occupied a residence adjacent to his father. Aaron was employed by the Midwest Fibre Inc. in Webb City, Mo. He quickly moved up in the company and was the assistant plant manager of the company at the time of his death.
Aaron and Lisa were baptized by Minister Todd Parsley at the Church of Christ located at 10th and Vine streets in Ironton. Aaron, Lisa and Aaris attended the Mt. Hope Church of Christ after moving to Webb City.
Aaron loved animals, music, motorcycles and being outdoors, but the love of his life is daughter, Aaris.
Aaron was preceded in death by his mother, Barbara Faye Cartwright-McCleese, his maternal grandfather Charles Oscar Collins, paternal grandmother and grandfather, Peggy and Howard Crabtree and Aunt Denise Collins.
Surviving family members include his wife, Lisa Faye Hastings-Cartwright, father, Joseph L. Cartwright and stepmother, Linda Cartwright, sister, Sabrina Lynn Cartwright-Cagle and brother-in-law, Bart Cagle, maternal grandmother, Alice Kinder Collins, aunts and uncles, Jeff and Lisa Ayers, Don and Charles Gee, Roger Collins, Dale and Bea Stephens, Luella Crabtree plus many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Phillips Funeral Home with Minister Todd Parsley officiating. Burial will follow in Community Cemetery. Friends may call 6-9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.phillipsfuneralhome.net.