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Christopher Michael Naughton

March 21, 1985 — August 12, 2022

John's Island, South Carolina

Christopher Michael Naughton

John's Island - Christopher Michael Naughton, 37 of John’s Island, South Carolina, passed away on Friday, August 12, 2022. Chris was born on March 21, 1985, in Seattle Washington, the son of Kathy Naughton and the late James Martin. As a child and young teenage boy, Chris was involved in many sports; his personal favorites were soccer and rowing. He also had a tremendous love for animals, especially dogs.

Chris graduated from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, receiving a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership. He held several responsible sales and account executive positions in Seattle, Washington before moving to Charleston, South Carolina in 2014, where he worked for Comcast for many years in Business Development for new housing communities.

Chris has always prided himself as a Charlestonian, a place he dreamed of calling home ever since he visited in 2007. He was finally able to make this happen when an opportunity presented itself to transfer locations for work. And with that, he got rid of almost all his belongings, packed his car, and drove across country by himself for 3,000 miles to a place where he literally did not know a soul, to begin a new life. Chris made a home in Johns Island with two amazing dogs, Huckleberry and Beasley who he loved dearly. Chris also enjoyed reading, watching YouTube videos of cars and rescue animals.

Chris often talked about how his life in Charleston unfolded and had been blessed in so many amazing ways that extended well beyond what he could have anticipated. He was committed to engaging with the community of Charleston and was actively involved with several civic groups, including as a Board Member of the Palmetto Military Support Group, as Honorary Commander at Joint Base Charleston, as a volunteer at the Carolina Youth Development Center and as Feasibility Coordinator for the Cristo Rey Charleston High School.

Chris was a brilliant, kind, caring and passionate individual who loved helping people and building relationships. His life touched many friends and colleagues who are deeply saddened by his passing. Chris was loved by his family, friends and so many people in his community.

Chris is preceded in death by his father, James Martin. Chris is survived by his mother Kathy Naughton, sister Anna Naughton, niece Sylvia Alexakos-Naughton, nephew Leander Alexakos-Naughton, birth mother Mitzi Simmons, beloved dog Beasley, and soulmate Matilda Kotoe.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 27, 2022, at McAlister-Smith Funeral & Cremation, 1520 Rifle Range Rd in Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, followed by fellowship with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Carolina Youth Development Center at support.cydc.org/give/411479/#!/donation or NAMI Charleston Area at www.namicharlestonarea.org/donate

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at: mcalister-smith.com/obituaries.

Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation, 1520 Rifle Range Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, (843) 884-3833.

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Memorial Service

Saturday, August 27, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation

1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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Fellowship Reception

Saturday, August 27, 2022

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

McAlister-Smith Funeral and Cremation

1520 Rifle Range Road, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

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