Deputy Christopher Kohler

Deputy Christopher Kohler

April 27, 1983 – December 23, 2020

Visitation
Sunday, December 27, 2020
1:00 -3:00 p.m.
First Baptist Church of Jonesboro
500 S. Cooper Ave.
Jonesboro, LA 71251

Funeral Service
Sunday, December 27, 2020
First Baptist Church of Jonesboro
500 S. Cooper Ave
Jonesboro, LA 71251

***Please remember to practice social distancing. Masks are required at all times.

On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Christopher Kohler received his heavenly healing after a strong and courageous fight against leukemia at the age of 37. He exceeded all expectations that were given by doctors at his diagnosis. Through his fight, the leukemia team was able to further their research and understanding of leukemia treatment to move closer to a cure. He also left a lasting impression on everyone he met with his strong faith including many medical professionals who were shown just how important faith can be when fighting a disease such as this. On more than one occasion, he was referred to as a miracle.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Takahashi and his staff at MD Anderson in Houston; Dr. Osafo and his staff at Green Clinic in Ruston; his nurses at NLMC one day surgery; and the staff at Jackson Parish Hospital for all of their support and care throughout Christopher’s illness.

Christopher was born on April 27, 1983 in Ruston, Louisiana. He was a lifelong resident of Jonesboro, LA graduating from Jonesboro-Hodge High School in 2001. He always had a passion to care for others, and that was shown through his choice of career. He became a Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy in 2005 and served the people of Jackson Parish until he retired due to his health in 2019. He was a 2007 graduate of The University of Louisiana at Monroe North Delta Regional Training Academy where he was the top cadet in physical fitness.

Christopher was an avid sports fan, and he could always be found sporting a jersey or cap in support of his favorite teams especially the Tigers of J-HHS and LSU. He also loved to support his local friends and family in all of their athletic endeavors and would be there to root for any team they played on whether it be little league, high school, or professional.

Christopher loved his large family but none more than his nieces, nephew, and younger cousins whom he cared for and doted on. He was always there for support, love, a nap, or sneaking snacks when mom said no. He had an infectious personality with an unforgettable smile and never met a stranger. He did not just become an acquaintance; Christopher would capture a piece of someone’s heart and become a forever friend. No matter where he went, there was always someone there that knew him.

Christopher is survived by his mother, Regina Rowe; father, John Kohler (Phyllis); sisters, Melissa Johnson (Stacy) and Megan Rowe; brother, Tony Kohler (Sara); nephew, Aston Johnson; nieces Alli Claire Lynn Johnson and Autumn and Ava Kohler all of Jonesboro, LA; grandmother, Geneva Thomas of Shreveport, LA; and his very loved four-legged friends, Zoie, Rex, and Roux; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and other extended family.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Tommy Rowe; maternal grandparents Dan Hughes and Sid Thomas; paternal grandparents,
Harry and Donie Kohler; one cousin, Tanya Hughes; and two of his beloved dogs, Miley and Speckles.

Visitation will be Sunday, December 27, 2020 from 1pm-3pm with the funeral to follow at 3pm. All services will be held at First Baptist Church of Jonesboro under the direction of Paradise Funeral Home.

Christopher had a special place in his heart for all children and was always willing to offer support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christopher Kohler Memorial Trust Account at Hodge Bank and Trust. All donations will be used to continue Christopher’s charitable acts for the youth of his community.

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