Christopher Lee Bays

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Saturday, June 25, 2022
9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Christian Alliance Church
Willard, Ohio

Saturday, June 25, 2022
11:00 a.m.
Christian Alliance Church
Willard, Ohio

Christopher Lee Bays, age 44, of Greenwich, Ohio passed away unexpectedly at his home on Sunday, June 19, 2022. He was born on April 17, 1978 in Willard, Ohio to Danny Bays and Joni Polachek. Chris was very devoted to his two sons. He liked taking his boys camping and spending time with them as much as possible. Chris also enjoyed going to flea markets and doing some fishing.

He is survived by his mother, Joni (Kevin) Polachek; father, Danny Bays; two sons, Zithyn and Maxdan Bays; sister, Amy (Tyshawn) McDonald; brother, Ryan Polachek; aunts and uncles, Jack (Donna) Kousma, Nick (Judy) Kousma; niece, Karystin (Tim) Lindsey; Nephew, Elijah Cole, along with several other aunts, uncles and cousins.

Chris is preceded in death by his brother Danny Kousma along with his grandparents Homer and Donna Moore.

Visitation will be held at the Christian Alliance Church on Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Following the visitation will be the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Steve McKnight officiating. There will be a private graveside service at a later date at the Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to Chris’ family by visiting


Janet Tuttle Hawblitz - Jun 28, 2022
Join I am just hearing of your loss. I am so very sorry. Prayers for you and your family.
Debra ( Stockmaster) Quiggle - Jun 25, 2022
So sorry Joni and family in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs Joni!
Gerri Vesterman - Jun 25, 2022
Joni & family, I am so sorry to hear about Chris. May our Lord keep you in his arms. Hugs to you all.
Dennis and Sherry Johnston - Jun 25, 2022
Joni, We are so sorry to hear the unexpected passing away of your Son. Praying that God will surely comfort you and Kevin, Danny's Father, and the whole family today and in the days ahead.
Dawn Wallrabenstein - Jun 25, 2022
Joni, so terribly sorry on the loss of your son. Praying for you and all of your loved ones.
Wendy Daniel - Jun 23, 2022
Joni and family - I am so terribly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and putting you in my prayers.
Bill and Melody - Jun 23, 2022
Our condolences and prayers.
BARB JONES - Jun 23, 2022
Sending hugs, Sympathy and lots of PRAYERS. BJ AND FAMILY.
Tiger and Sue [ Moyer } Maudsley - Jun 23, 2022
We know how bad you are hurting right now. But you know God will get you thru this. Lean on him and your family. You are in our prayers.
Shaun & Elizabeth Kegley & Family - Jun 23, 2022
Joni, Kevin and Family, we are sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort during your time of need.
Mary Harmon - Jun 23, 2022
Joni and family, I am so very sorry to hear the death of your son. Prayers for your family.
Dale and Peggy (Reel) Humphrey - Jun 23, 2022
Joni and family, we are sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God wrap his arms around all of you.
Patricia Hamons - Jun 23, 2022
So sorry for your loss m, thoughts are with you &your family now.
Heather & Joe Heyman - Jun 23, 2022
Joni & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying God brings you all peace in this difficult time.
Sue Babione - Jun 23, 2022
May you find comfort in the thought that Jesus sees you and your broken hearts. Praying for all of your family and the comfort of our loving savior during this time of sorrow.
Larry and Phyllis Hamons - Jun 23, 2022
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you at this time to comfort you. He is with you. You are in my prayers.
Gracie Dials - Jun 23, 2022
Joni, I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Fran and Larry Smith - Jun 22, 2022
Joni and family our hearts goes out to all of you. May having Chris in your life be your blessing and may the Lord give you comfort and reassurance during this difficult time and on those moments it just hits you. There are never enough words to express our deepest sympathy. You can always call if you need anything. God warm your hearts with loving memories of Chris. Sending our love and prayers🙏❤️
Peggy Opatken - Jun 22, 2022
Ryan I am so sorry to hear about your brother's passing. May you find peace knowing he is in God's arms
Gloria Slagle - Jun 22, 2022
Joni and family my thoughts and prayers are with you
Vonna Bays - Jun 22, 2022
This is Vonna, Danny’s sister.I’m so so sorry & we love & miss him too. If I can do anything please let me know . Our hearts are broken from this tragedy. I ask God to wrap his arms around you. Words don’t come easy it’s still so hard to think about it. It’s as if it’s not real. If I can be of any help I’m here for you. Praying for you daily Much love Vonna & family