Christopher Owen Homesley, 55, of Pomaria, died Monday, November 30, 2015, at Palmetto Health Richland.

Born on May 30, 1960 in Columbia, he was the son of Peggy Lake McAlister and the late Joe B. Homesley. He was a shift supervisor of nuclear operations at V.C. Summer Station in Jenkinsville, SC. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church where he formerly served on the church council and the property committee and was a lifetime member of the cemetery committee. Chris enjoyed hunting, golfing and going to the beach, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Betsy Wicker Homesley; sons, Travis Ray (Amanda) Homesley of Pomaria, Christopher Cale (Kelly) Homesley of Ballentine and Jared Hampton Homesley of Pomaria; a grandson, Owen Ray Homesley of Pomaria; his mother and step-father, Peggy and Adger McAlister of Little Mountain; step-mother, Frances Homesley of Rock Hill; step-brothers, Tony (Rebecca) McAlister of Little Mountain, Robert (Vanessa) Chapman and James Chapman both of Rock Hill; niece, Samantha McAlister of Chapin and a godson, Kedric Wadworth of Pomaria.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Wednesday, December 2, 2015, at St. John's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Derald Edwards. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at McSwain-Evans Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, 622 Hope Station Road, Pomaria, SC 29126.

Active pallbearers will be Frank Kiker, Donald Lake, Jeffery Lake, John Gay, J.B. Wicker, Fred Lucas, Henry Manos and Mike Johnson.

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#58 Cecil & Leigh Ringer 2015-12-10 12:14
Betsy: I meant to share our condolences to you over the death of your husband earlier. At the time, we were totally involved in caring for Aunt Myra in her last days as well. Please know that our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family in the coming days. May God bless and keep His comforting arms around you!
#57 Bret Clark 2015-12-02 18:30
Cale, Kelly, and family,
So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
#56 Mickey Huffmond 2015-12-02 16:50
Peggy,we were so distressed to read Chris's obituary in the paper. I remember all the stories as he was growing up and how he shot the mistletoe out of the trees at Christmas for me. Please know we are thinking of you. Love, Mickey and Anne
#55 The Graham Family 2015-12-02 13:58
We are so sorry to hear of Chris' death. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time and in the days ahead.

Glenn and Cathy Graham
Gary and Samantha Graham and Nolan
#54 Shanna Proctor 2015-12-02 11:17
Betsy, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts. Shanna Proctor & Newberry VR & Elections commission
#53 Dorothy and Pat 2015-12-02 07:19
Betsy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss...we are holding you close in our thoughts and prayers. May God encircle you with His love, grace, strength, comfort and peace. Dorothy and Pat Longshore
#52 Susan B. Smith 2015-12-01 21:48
Betsy and family,
We are so sorry for yalls loss. We pray that God will help you get through each day. Our love, prayers and hugs go out to each of you. Susan, Virgil, Nathan and Brandon Smith
#51 Becky Chapman 2015-12-01 19:44
So sorry to learn of Chris,s death. To Betsy and her family and Peggy and her family you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our love and prayers. Wayne & Becky Chapman
#50 Karen Frick Davis 2015-12-01 19:38
Betsy and Family, So sorry to hear about Chris. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time and in the days ahead.
#49 Tim Lott 2015-12-01 18:01
Dear Jared, Betsy and Family : May God be with you and your Family through this very difficult time . All of you will continue to be in my PRAYERS ! Your Friend , Tim
#48 Dan Gatlin 2015-12-01 17:02
Very sad. Chris was a friend to many of us at VCS. He always had a sense of humor, a kind word when you needed it, and a "passion" for what he did. I have great memories of Chris sitting around the picnic table at Mr. Ray's telling "stories". He will be missed, but never forgotten. DanG
#47 Dennis Deardorff 2015-12-01 16:31
I remember Chris from the time when I was a Westinghouse instructor and he was an AO. He went far, and I always thought highly of him. He was one of the people I sought out to say goodbye to before I left the plant. His death makes me sad, but I also remember fun times, Mr. Ray's, a time of growing, a kind of adventure, and some funny moments. God bless him and his family. And hello to all of you who remember these times. Some of you might remember me as Moosehead or just Moose.
#46 Mark Altman 2015-12-01 12:47
I'm sorry to hear of Chris's passing our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
#45 JT 2015-12-01 12:44
Chris was a very good man. Chris did his job with excellence and pride. He was a great teammate and coworker. He was a friend that could always be counted on. He is missed and will be missed by all that knew him. God bless you and comfort you at this diffuicult time.
#44 Peggy Bowers 2015-12-01 11:20
Betsy and Family,
We are so sorry to learn of Chris' death. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Monte & Peggy
#43 Mike Dominick 2015-12-01 10:45
Betsy and all the family, You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you and your family find comfort in knowing he is with our Father in Heaven where we will join again. Mike Dominick
#42 Wes & Helen Griffin 2015-12-01 05:49
Our prayers are with you for God's comfort and strength. "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away." Revelation 21:4.
#41 Jim Brewer 2015-12-01 05:37
May the blessings of love be upon you
May its peace abide with you
May its essence illuminate your heart
Now and forever more...
I have known Chris from the time he worked at the Whales Tail long, long ago and I have work with and around him here at V.C.Summer Station for many years, I have all ways admired him because of his desire to be the best at whatever he was doing whether it was being a good husband and father or the best AO, NO, SRO, CRS and Shift Supervisor and he did it with class.
I will miss him very much and I will keep his memory in my mind and heart for ever.
I ask the Lord to bless all of you.
"For men are not cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men." Lamentations 3:31-
#40 Sandy Bailey 2015-12-01 05:35
So sorry to hear about Chris I know he will be missed many. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy
#39 Dug Rizzo 2015-12-01 03:11
I am sorry to hear the news about Chris. He set a high standard for work ethic at the plant. I was fortunate to get to know him a little better once he started working down the hall from me in the planning building. He will be missed by many.
#38 The Blands 2015-11-30 23:45
We would like to express to you what a distinct honor it was to know Chris. May God bless your family,
Hansford & Lisa Bland
#37 Debbie Kesler Werts 2015-11-30 22:14
Betsey, Your family is in our prayers.May God send you his peace.
Paul,Debbie,Stephen,Rion Werts
#36 Evelyn Frick 2015-11-30 21:40
Sympathy for you and yours. All I can say is RIP Chris. Just so thankful for the family he left with you and they will surely see you through.
#35 Sheriff Lee Foster 2015-11-30 21:02
Our family extends our deepest sympathy on the passing of Chris. He was a longtime friend since high school. There is no doubt that his joy in life was his family, and what a fine job he has done. May the memories and the times shared offer you comfort as you grieve. May God be with you. Lee, Carol, Joseph and Amelia
#34 renee parker 2015-11-30 20:07
Betsy, Travis, Cale, Jared, Kelly, Amanda & Owen,
I have no words to comfort you during this untimely loss of such a beautiful soul. May your memories carry each of you through your darkest days. I love each of you with all my heart.
Renee
#33 Johnny Frick 2015-11-30 19:44
Betsy and family, please accept my condolence. Put your faith and trust in our Lord that he will provide strength in this difficult time. JC
#32 ucy turner 2015-11-30 18:34
Peggy, I can not imagine the pain of loosing a child. Sending prayers and Christian love to you and family. Lucy Shealy Turner
#31 Deborah Ruff 2015-11-30 18:26
Betsy, I was so very sorry to hear about Chris. We will be keeping all of you in our prayers.
#30 Ed and Pam Branham 2015-11-30 17:52
Betsy and family,We were so sorry to hear about Chris. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
#29 Nancy Stoudemire 2015-11-30 17:34
Betsy and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Chris was a kind, sweet man who will be missed by many. Sympathy and love, Stuckey, Nancy and Ryan
#28 Chris Homesley 2015-11-30 16:39
Betsy and family, I am so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. We will be thinking of you and praying for you all in the days and weeks to come. Jenny Lynn and family
#27 Shelley Z Remion 2015-11-30 16:36
Betsy, Travis, Cale & Jared,
We are so sorry to hear about Chris. May our Loving God wrap his arms around each of you during this sad time. You are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Todd, Shelley, Caleb & Collins Remion
#26 Marc & Debbie Danque 2015-11-30 16:06
Betsy, Peggy, Mac and family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sadness. peace be with you all!
#25 Lisa Richardson 2015-11-30 15:43
Betsy and Family, I am so sorry to here of Chris's passing. You all have my deepest sympathy. May God give you comfort and strength and wrap His loving arms around you at this difficult time. With love and prayers, Lisa, Mandy and Christopher Richardson
#24 Susan S. Edinger 2015-11-30 15:39
Taken too young, gone too soon. Prayers for Betsy and the boys. Chris, you will not be forgotten.
#23 craig morris 2015-11-30 15:33
Betsy and family, Please know that we are thinking of ya'll during this difficult time. Love, Selina, Craig, and Telina Morris
#22 Lisa & Rodney Burch 2015-11-30 15:23
Betsy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. VC Summer will not be as bright a place without Homesley. We pray for peace for you and your family during this difficult time, just know Chris will be deeply missed but will always been in your hearts.
#21 Pam Bush 2015-11-30 15:22
Betsy and Family,
Thinking of you during this difficult time. We pray that God's Peace & Love will be with you all! With deepest sympathy, David & Pam Bush and Family
#20 Kim Derrick 2015-11-30 14:56
Betsy, Travis, Cale & Jared,
At times like this, I pray to God and ask him to give me the "right" words to say that will offer you peace and comfort, but today I'm just at a loss for those words. It's just a difficult process and we each have to deal with it in our own way, and in our own time. I do hope and pray that God will send each of you "signs" of whatever nature, that you know is a direct message from Chris. Until I started receiving these signs,or Gifts from God,after Al's death,I probably would not have believed in them beforehand. But receiving numerous ones since his death (a certain song on the radio, the chimes at church playing our favorite hymn when I'm visiting him at the cemetery, our favorite movie playing on tv the day of a special birthday or anniversary, and even certain smells in my house.) I know that's Al saying "I'm with here with you". I've received many, many of these signs and I know Breanne and Ashleigh have each received signs of their own from their Dad. Things like that bring us comfort and I hope you each will experience these as well.
First, lean on God. He will see you through the days, weeks, and months ahead. Second, lean on your family and friends. We want to be there for you and support you in whatever way you need. You only need to ask.
Continued Love & Prayers to each of you.

Kim
Breanne, Jeremy & Aubree
Ashleigh
#19 Suzanne and Todd Ful 2015-11-30 14:41
Betsy and family, Todd and I are so sorry for your loss. May our Lord wrap his arms around each of you and give you peace and comfort now and in the difficult days ahead. God bless you all. Suzanne, Todd and family
#18 Kathy Boland 2015-11-30 14:10
Betsy and Family,
Our hearts are sadden to hear the news of Chris' passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you with His comfort and give you strength.

In deepest sympathy,
Kathy Boland
Ryan Wicker
Nicole,Scotty, Jayden and Ashtyn Hooks
#17 Cathy Shealy 2015-11-30 13:35
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all ! May you have peace, strength, and comfort in the days ahead . Frankie and Cathy Shealy & Family
#16 Billy & Edith Morris 2015-11-30 13:34
Cale & Kelly and all the family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. May all the sweet memories of your father & husband carry you through all the grief.
Billy & Edith
#15 Roy Bertolatus 2015-11-30 13:08
So sorry to hear, Betsy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the boys.

Roy
#14 Lisa Amick Mowbray 2015-11-30 12:52
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Gaynell & Patricia Amick
and
Forrest & Lisa Mowbray
#13 Kevin Wicker 2015-11-30 12:51
Oh dear Betsy, I am so sorry to hear this. I will be praying for you constantly. Kevin
#12 Marian Wicker 2015-11-30 12:30
Betsy and Boys,
Steve and I were so sorry to hear about Chris. He was a wonderful person and will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Marian and Steve Wicker
#11 Susan Wicker 2015-11-30 12:30
Betsy and family,
You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Let your good memories guide you thru the days ahead.
Love,
Brett & Susan
#10 Tommy Stokes 2015-11-30 11:36
Betsy and boys you are in my thoughts and prayers.Chris was one of the good ones.I have several great memories of him at the plant.I always enjoyed working with him or for him.
#9 Olivia 2015-11-30 11:34
Betsy, I am so sorry to hear of Chris's death. Grady and I send our love and our sympathy to you and your family.
#8 Rodger and Karen Win 2015-11-30 11:28
Betsy and family, We are heartbroken to hear about Chris. He was a dear friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort. Chris will greatly be missed by all. Cherish your memories together.
Love, Rodger and Karen Winn
#7 Pam DeHart 2015-11-30 11:24
I am so sorry for the loss of Chris. He is in the loving arms of his Father. My God Bless you and keep your family. Prayers for all.
#6 Karen Lindler Smith 2015-11-30 11:09
Betsy and family, Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, Joey and Karen Lindler Smith
#5 Charlene Pitts 2015-11-30 10:58
Betsy, Travis, Cale, Jared and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers! Praying for God to wrap his arms around you and comfort you in this time of need. We love you!

Charlene and Billy Pitts
#4 Cindy Fulmer Hall 2015-11-30 10:19
Betsy and family, So sorry to hear of Chris's passing! Will keep you in my prayers! Cindy
#3 Roxanne Kibler 2015-11-30 10:18
Betsy & Family, I am so sorry to hear about Chris. May the Lord comfort you and give you strength in the days to come. Thinking of you and praying for you during this time of sorrow.
Roxanne Kibler
#2 Tyler & Amber Kesler 2015-11-30 10:08
Betsy, Travis, Cale & Kelly, Jared, & Owen,
Thinking of you all as you mourn the loss of a loving husband, father, & grandfather. May you find peace & comfort in all the days ahead knowing that Chris is now your daily guardian angel & no longer in pain! Please let us know if there is anything we can do!!
Love yall,
Tyler & Amber
#1 Sally Huffstetler 2015-11-30 09:09
Betsy and family. I'm so sorry to hear of Chris's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. God will see you through this, with his loving arms wrapped around you all.
Sally, Ronnie and family

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