ELOY — Christopher Daniel Mendez, 33, of Casa Grande died on Sept. 24, 2019, in Willcox. 

He was born on Dec. 13, 1985, in Casa Grande to Raymundo Mendez Jr. and Norma Soto.

Mr. Mendez attended Santa Cruz Valley Union High School. He was a caring and loving person who loved spending time with family and friends. He loved to make people laugh and enjoyed music and dancing. He enjoyed playing cards, dice and darts. His favorite football team was the Arizona Cardinals.

His special and proudest moment was when he became a father to his son, Christopher Adriel Mendez. He was all about "family first" and loved his family unconditionally.

Survivors include his son, Christopher of Casa Grande; his father; a brother, Raymundo Mendez III; two sisters, Vanessa Mendez of Casa Grande and Irma Mendez of Yuma; his stepmother, Alice Hernandez; a stepbrother, Raul Piñon of Casa Grande; and a grandmother, Victoria Mendez of Eloy. 

He was preceded in death by his mother; a grandfather, Raymundo Mendez; and great-grandparents, Ismael and Maria Beltran. 

Service at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, at First United Pentecostal Church of Eloy. 

Angels in Waiting Cremation & Burial in charge of the arrangements.