Christopher Blake Fiskin

September 24, 1973 - April 27, 2020
Christopher Blake Fiskin

“Precious in the site of the Lord…” (Psalm 116:5)

Christopher Blake Fiskin, 46, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2020 of complications resulting from a three year battle with a complex set of medical problems.

Chris was born in Oklahoma City on September 24, 1973, son of Stephen Dale Fiskin and R. Claudette Fiskin. He spent his formative years and completed his education in Muskogee, Oklahoma. After leaving home, he spent his adult years living and working in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Telluride, Colorado.

Chris settled in Wilmington, NC in 2005 where he and his brother established Fiskin & Brothers Construction Company. A licensed General Contractor, Chris worked in the Building Trades everywhere he lived until 2017 when his health rapidly declined.

Chris was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, and brother. His children were the “lights of his life”.

Chris mostly enjoyed the simple pleasure of life spending time with family and friends in the backyard cookouts; camping; fishing; and beach activities. During these pastimes he was well known for being the life of the party, and generally choreographing the perfect atmosphere for each occasion – with fire pits and/or bonfires being his specialty.

Chris was well known to be welcoming and accepting man who never met a stranger.

Chris could best be described as a “modern Renaissance man” – multi-talented, creative, and artistic. In his Wilmington years he developed his wood carving skills, adding to a long list of other artistic talents. He nurtured his family and friends regularly with his exceptional cooking skills. He was a gourmet.

Chris was also passionate about music, story-telling podcasts, and outdoor festivals.

For those who knew Chris well, they were aware of his penchant for performing “acts of random kindness”. Chris was also a huge supporter of National Public Radio which he referred to as his favorite life-long continuing education venue.

Chris is survived by his wife, Chanda Fiskin; his daughter, Sierra Blake Fiskin; his son, Archer Van Fiskin; his mother, R. Claudette Fiskin; his father, Steve Fiskin, (Las Vegas); his brother, Todd Fiskin; his sister-in-law, Margaret Cooley; and his beloved companion dog, Sailor – his best friend during his lingering illness.

Chris is also survived by his Aunt, Sharon Cullison (Cibolo, TX); and cousin, Dr. Paul Jones, (Winston-Salem, NC); and a large array of nieces and nephews on his wife’s side of the family.

Chris will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his family and a network of friends and associates. He left us with cherished memories that will last in our hearts forever. God Bless his soul in heaven.

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  • May 02, 2020
    831 Swedenberg Rd says:
    Tina Archer Hope

  • May 02, 2020
    831 Swedenberg Rd says:
    Chris will be greatly missed! On behalf of the Archer family and the Hope family, I can say that we all loved Chris and enjoyed family gathering with him, as he exuberated a love for life and all around fun disposition. We have special memories of camping and hiking with him and Chanda, Sierra, and Van in Maine and NC. My kids always looked forward to Uncle Chris’s shrimp boil when we visited them in the summers! May his creative and loving spirit be carried on and cherished by all that knew and loved him! And may Sierra and Van be infused with his light as they continue their journey in this life! We love you all and offer our sincere condolences to you! With love, Tina, Willy, Emanuel and Marina Hope

  • May 02, 2020
    Sandy and Clark Archer says:
    We mourn with his family for Chris our Son-in Law; he was very much a part of our lives for many years. He helped us with projects at our "camp Archer" which he named. We enjoyed many beach times and outdoor activities over the years. He was a sweet and helpful to us and our family especially the children . We miss him greatly and remember the good times. We love you Chris.

  • May 03, 2020
    Jenny Black says:
    I do not easily relate to people. Attachment isn't in my skill-set. Chris was different for me. He was an easy friend who stood beside me through my painfully changing life, always with a grin. Years & circumstances have separated us, but he has never, will never leave. He lives in me. He lives in his numinous children, beguiling Sierra & benevolent Van. He lives in his love, Chanda, the most lovely & STRONG. Still, this hurts. Rest easy, brave friend.

  • May 04, 2020
    Roger Sims lit a candle:
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