Fishing 15

Christopher Michael Rathbone

December 15, 1975 ~ November 10, 2019 (age 43)


Canton – Christopher Michael Rathbone, 43, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was a son of the late James Charles “Bimbo” and Keitha Cope Rathbone.  Chris worked for the Town of Canton for 25 years.  He loved to fish and enjoyed NASCAR racing and football, especially Pisgah Bears and Georgia Bulldogs.

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Hollie Grogan Rathbone; one son, Sherrill Rathbone of Canton; one brother, Todd Rathbone and Skie Jones of Canton; a nephew, Dalton Rathbone; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday evening, November 14, 2019 at Wells Funeral Home of Canton.

The care of Mr. Rathbone has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Christopher Michael Rathbone, please visit our floral store.


November 14, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wells Funeral Home of Canton
3715 Asheville Hwy.
Canton, NC 28716

© 2020 Wells Funeral Homes, Inc. & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA