Christopher Harding
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Christopher Deacon Harding, 39, of Ooltewah, went home to be with Lord and Savior, surrounded friends and family on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at a local healthcare facility.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be. So he put his arms around you and whispered “Come to Me.” With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away. Although we loved you dearly, we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.

He was born on March 7, 1973, to Frank and Shirley Harding. He moved to Ooltewah from Burlington, N.J., in 2007. While living in Ooltewah, he was an active member at Straight Way Church. He was known for his extremely devoted faith in God and will be forever remembered as a tremendously loving spouse, father, grandfather, and son.

He was preceded in death by his father, Frank Harding; uncle, Bob Harding; grandfather, Deacon Harding; and grandmother, June McBride.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his wife of 13 years, MaryAnne Harding; mother, Shirley Harding; sister, Deborah Thomas; brother, Frank Harding; two children: Ashley M. Harding and Christopher Deacon Harding Jr.; and grandson Jonathan Vaughn; many nieces, nephews, and extended family members and friends; and his beloved companion and friend, his dog, Nicodemus.

The family will hold a private memorial service.

You are invited to view his memorial web page and share a personal memory or your condolences with his family at

Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the Harding family with these arrangements.