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Chris Eric Balcom
March 9, 1972 - March 5, 2024

Chris Eric Balcom, 51, of Jonesboro departed this life Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at his home. He was born March 9, 1972 at Shaw AFB in South Carolina to Thomas David and Brenda Sue Balcom. Chris was a loving  son, a torment to his younger sister Andrea, a gaming buddy to his cousin Nick and a friend to those that knew him best.      He worked at NEA Baptist Cardiac Cath Lab for 13 years after graduation as an RN. He took on new roles and positions during this time and was often encouraged to do so by fellow-workers. He felt close to these co-workers and considered them good friends and a kind of second family. He loved his job and was dedicated  to the tasks at hand. He loved building computers and was the go to guy when stuff broke. He was a member of the Greensboro Road Church of Christ. Chris will be missed by all.       He is survived by his parents and his sister, Andrea L. Balcom all of Trumann.       Family will received friends Saturday, March 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Viva Drive Church of Christ and a Celebration of Life will follow at 2:00 p.m. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net.

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  1. Tammie Hiser, Bono says

    Prayers for your family.

  2. Byron Winton, Pittsburgh says

    I didn't know Chris personally, but I can tell he was loved by many. Chris was a fan and supporter of my art. He would often comment and engage with other fans of my work. I appreciated his enthusiasm and appreciation. Chris will be missed.

  3. Susan Hodges Davis, Trumann says

    I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family

  4. Steve Tipton, Jonesboro, Arkansas says

    Chris was a good buddy to talk with and to simply visit for a few moments here and there at work. When he and I found out that we were each drummers that was the subject the conversations usually gravitated towards. Chris was a kind and caring man who was easy to get to know and open with his friendship toward all of us.

  5. Gordon Shuburte, Arkansas says

    Chris, my friend!!! My heart sank today when I heard!! You will be missed more than you know…Tom, Brenda, and Andrea you are in my prayers.

  6. Sherri L Smith , Paragould says

    I had the privilege of having Chris in LPN school. He was so respectful, smart, and an absolute treasure. I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

  7. Jerry Heckmann, Little Rock, Arkansas says

    Brenda and Tom, l am so sorry for your loss. You guys are in my prayers.

  8. John Murphy, Jonesboro says

    I was shocked to hear this news. Chris was a good friend for many years. Before becoming an RN, he was a software developer and we worked together. He was always happy and was able to make me laugh pretty much at any moment. Our family are praying for the Balcom family and hope you find solace in these trying times.

  9. Sandra Farmer , Trumann AR says

    So very sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers are with family and friends!

  10. Chad Yancey , Pangburn says

    Tom and Brenda I’m so sorry for your loss. Y’all are in my prayers and on our prayer list at church.

  11. Ashley Scott, Jonesboro says

    I have worked with Chris for 5 years, he is a great friend who would go see Marvel movies with me, or come help my son with his computer anytime I asked. He was kind to everyone and had the best dry sense of humor that kept me laughing. He will be greatly missed, but never forgotten!

  12. Tammy M. Colliet, Lake City, AR says

    Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  13. Mary Coleman, Jonesboro says

    I worked with Chris from the time he came to cath lab till my retirement. I enjoyed our time of working together. My prayers for the entire family. May God comfort you all during this difficult time.

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