Christopher Raiford Clinkscales

Aug. 14, 1963 - July 21, 2019

Chris Clinkscales, age 55, passed away, July 21, 2019, after a long and courageous battle with liver disease. He was born in Waco, Texas, to Ernest and Frances Clinkscales. Chris attended school in Waco and graduated from Jefferson Moore High School in 1981.Chris had a brilliant technical and creative mind. He started several businesses, beginning at age 14. He moved to Houston in 1988 and had a very successful career with Kodak and Compaq Computer, eventually becoming a private contractor in recent years.

Chris lived "large", with no limitations, and will be remembered by his family and many friends as a caring and fun loving dare-devil. He was preceded in death by his father Ernest Clinkscales.

Survived by his wife, Susie, of Houston; and a large Waco family: son, Mat Clinkscales and wife, Kera; granddaughter, Kaylee Clinkscales; mother, Frances Layne and husband, Jack; sister, Cherie Sivess and husband, Chuck; brothers, John Layne and wife, Emmylou, J.R. Layne and wife, Laura; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Klein Funeral Home, 9719 Worthem Blvd. Houston, TX 77065 on August 16, 2019. Messages, memories, and photos can be left at

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