14617 Lawyers Road #B Matthews, NC 28104

Christopher Arthur Knudsen-Spangler March 1, 2002 - September 11, 2021

Christopher Arthur Knudsen-Spangler, March 1, 2002 – Sept 11, 2021

Chris, our son, our brother, our grandson left us unexpectedly on the morning of September 11.  We are stunned beyond belief.   But in our grief, we would like to share a few things about Chris.  He loved his car, which he kept squeaky clean. He was very active and extremely focused on his health.  He loved his guitars, gym and his electronics. He really loved music, he loved to share his favorite songs. His happy music was all by The Beatles.  Chris loved to make things himself. He was always working on some piece of furniture he made himself. He loved to cook and could bake a mean loaf of bread.  Meals were always special if they had been prepared by Chris.

But, beyond all that he was a great kid, he loved his family and we loved him dearly. He was compassionate and thoughtful, always finding the perfect gift for his family members.  He was always willing to help and watch out for his siblings.  He had a wicked sense of humor, which he sometimes used to taunt his siblings.  We were so proud of him for continuing his education while working at Harris Teeter where he was recently promoted to the assistant manager of the produce department.  He was already investing his money and saving for his future.  Nothing in this world will ever fill the gaping hole he has left in our world.  

Chris is survived by his mother, Diane Knudsen, his father, Jeffrey Spangler, his siblings Danielle and Meredith. His grandmother, Laurie Knudsen and step Grandfather Rick Atwill, His great grandmother Faye Sullivan. his Uncles and Aunts Eric and Lori Knudsen, Greg and Rebecca Knudsen, Rick and Stephanie Atwill, Dore and Willie Kesterson and cousins, Ava, Alexander, David and Emma Knudsen, Madeline and Hannah Kesterson and Lily Atwill.  He was predeceased by his grandfather Arthur Ernest Knudsen.  He is also survived by many great aunts uncles and cousins.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Five Stone Church in Waxhaw, North Carolina. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Saturday, prior to the service. We request that all guest please wear masks.


September 18, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Five Stones Church
1117 Cuthbertson Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173


September 18, 2021
1:00 PM
Five Stones Church
1117 Cuthbertson Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173


  1. Serina Gillis says

    My deepest condolences. Chris was a very nice young man. Praying for his family and friends. Sleep in Peace

  2. Gay pender says

    I am so sorry for the loss of your precious Chris. You are in our prayers.

  3. Jen Davis says

    I always loved it whenever I saw Chris working in the produce department. He was excellent at what he did and always happy to answer any questions I had or drop what he was doing to get me something I needed. He will be dearly missed at Harris teeter not only for the work he did, but the way he did it. Praying for peace for the dear family and friends who are mourning this devistating loss.

  4. Joanne McDowell says

    Dear Diane, Meredith, and the many people who loved Chris, please accept our heartbroken condolences for the devastating loss of your sweet son, brother, and friend. Sending love from Joanne, Mike, and Peggy McDowell

  5. Robert Sullivan says

    God bless Christopher and keep him. If I had known him we could have spent time talking about guitars and music. We had those interests in common. Rest in peace Christopher.

  6. Jeanette Lopez-salman says

    My thoughts and prayers with the family
    Chris work in produce with me he was always so kind and joking around he did tell me about the bread he makes and how he loved to be with his family i am really going miss him. we worked the same hours for 2 years i sometimes see him like a son because he is 3 years younger then my son
    Rest easy young angel god bless watch over your family.

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