Christopher Todd “Manute” Herndon

Christopher Todd “Manute” Herndon, age 48, of McIntosh, FL passed away on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019. Chris was born in Miami-Dade, FL on March 4th, 1970 to Gary Lee Herndon and Barbara Ann Beckom.
Chris earned his B.S. in Health Sciences from Florida Atlantic University, and his M.S.P.T (physical therapy) from the University of Central Florida.
He worked as a Physical Therapist after his graduation in 2001, and was particularly proud of his work on behalf of veterans at the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center.
Chris was a loving husband and devoted father who enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with his family. He was well known for his passion for athletics, and competed in both marathon and Ironman events.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his loving wife, Laura Jean Herndon; daughter, Jenna Katherine Herndon; brother, Michael D. (Elizabeth) Herndon; step sisters Nicole Gendron Ramirez, Lori Gendron Lyberger, and Ashley Vassel; nephews Tyler Boone Herndon and Casey Beck Herndon.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6th, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 419 NE First Street Gainesville, FL 32601. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Watch Me Run – www.watchmerun.org.

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