Christopher “Lane” Cobos Thames
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Chris “Lane”, 26, of Odessa, Texas passed away on Sunday, October 9, 2022.
Chris “Lane” was born on July 30, 1996, in Odessa, Texas to Toni (Rogers) Thames.
He was a sick baby and worried his Momma and Nauna with his asthma and allergen to shellfish. He became a big brother at 2.5 years old and made it his life’s mission to protect all his younger siblings. He was always the person who would light up the room like a ray of sunshine when he walked in. Anyone he met, rather it be through school, his family or a stranger on the sidewalk, he was the perfect gentleman and greeted them with manners, love, and respect. His handshakes were always firm. He would give you the shirt off his back or a helping hand. Chris “Lane” was a lover, which loved deeply and unconditionally. He volunteered every year during Christmas with his grandpa, Ted, to ring the bell for donations to the Salvation Army. As a young kid he would help his grandparents clean up trash on the highway, which caused him to be an avid protestor against littering. He started working at 13 years old as a forklift operator, where he spent the rest of his career working hard and devoted to Diversified Warehouse. While there, he touched the live’s of so many of his customers. He attended Odessa High where he met his high school sweetheart, Coral Sanchez. They spent 8 beautiful years together. They created two of the most beautiful children who he adored and spoiled rotten. His entire world revolved around being a family man. Hosting bar-b-que’s, having nightly dinners at his in laws, walking to visit his Momma, getting ice cream with his Nauna. He was a man’s man; loved the outdoors. Whether it was hiking and exploring the West Texas desert or the mountains of Colorado. He liked going fast whether in his truck (or his new minivan), running, or skiing down the mountain. He had such a strong personality and was passionate about many things such as hunting, fishing, politics, his family, toys, his guns, racing, playing video games, doing things with his hands like building homemade play forts outside, teaching his kids new things, and having fun.
Chris “Lane” is survived by his Mother, Toni Thames. Fiancé Coral Sanchez and their two children Renly and River “Rio” Thames; his sister Keva Thames and spouse Johnny Carrillo; sister Michaela Thames and Fiancé Brendyn Klein; brother Conner Thames and spouse Amanda Sutton; brother Sebastian Cobos; maternal grandparents Vicki “Nauna” Sisco; Ted and Deana Tuminowski; paternal grandmother Helen Cobos; niece Layla Carrillo; nephew Mateo Carrillo; Trenton Thames; and Winter Cobos
He joined in Heaven his great-great Grandmother Roxie Allen who meant the world to him; great-great grandfather Thomas “Henry” Allen; great grandfather “Pepaw” Charles Sisco; and his beloved pet “Baby”
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at 10:00 AM, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home in Odessa, Tx. Services will be officiated by Denis Dennis.