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Christopher Clark Poe

December 16, 1986 ~ August 28, 2018 (age 31)

Christopher Clark Poe, age 31, of Raleigh, passed away Tuesday morning, August 28, 2018 at UNC Hospitals surrounded by his family.

Christopher was born in  Durham County, North Carolina on December 16, 1986 to Floyd Clark Poe and Ellen Gotsch Poe.

Chris is also survived by his fiancé Erica Damler of Brownsburg, Indiana, his brother Logan Poe and Logan’s fiancé Lauren Boening of Chapel Hill.

He is also survived by his cousin Kaitlyn Poe Wolf, her husband Patrick Wolf, and their children Evan James, Luke William, and Harper Grace Wolf.  He is survived by Uncles Jeff "Patches" Poe, Tim Poe, and Michael Gotsch; Aunts Jennifer Poe, Cathy Gotsch, Lee Poe, and Kathryn Poe; Cousins Jeffrey, Elliot, Forrest, Quinn, Hannah, Noah, and Emma; and Maternal Grandmother Barbara Gotsch.

He is also survived by Erica’s mother and father, Elaine and Rob Damler; her sister Adrianne Damler and fiancé Trent Wagoner, her sister Mary Katherine (Damler) Arterbery and her husband and son, Matthew Arterbery and Matthew Arterbery II. 

Christopher was preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather Oswald Lewis Gotsch and Paternal Grandparents James A. Poe and Jacqueline Clark Poe and his Uncle James A. Poe, Jr. and Aunt Susan Harper Poe.

Christopher graduated from NC State University with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and was an avid Wolfpack fan.  He enjoyed playing golf and tennis, watching sports, and spending time with Erica, his friends and family, and his dog Clarence. 

A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11AM at The Windsor Place 884 Windsor Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516 with Pastor Cory Oliver, Pastor Carl Belcher, and Pastor Jeanne Neal presiding. A graveside service will follow in the Orange Chapel United Methodist Church cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Christopher’s memory to The Jimmy V Foundation 14600 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 or Orange Chapel United Methodist Church 1634 Orange Chapel Clover Garden Road Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Condolences may be made at

Donaldson Funeral Home & Cremation is honored to serve the Poe family.

Donations may be made to:

The Jimmy V Foundation
14600 Weston Parkway, Cary NC 27513

Orange Chapel United Methodist Church
1634 Orange Chapel Clover Garden Road, Chapel Hill NC 27516

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