Chris S. Sagar

November 26, 1970 ‒ July 31, 2019

Marengo, Ohio

Chris S. Sagar, age 48 of Marengo passed away Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at home surrounded by his family following 17 month courageous battle against Glioblastoma.

He was born in Mt. Gilead on November 26, 1970. Chris graduated from Highland High School in 1989, where he was a 4 year letter-man in football Owning the #34 jersey, he was awarded All State Honors as a defensive back and a place in the Highland High School Hall of Fame.

At a young age, he bonded with his sweetheart: Laurie Sanders. A storybook beginning as football player and cheerleader, they shared a treasured bond for 30 years, thru thick and thin.  She was his pride and joy.

He worked as a bridge inspector for the Ohio Department of Transportation.

A strong believer, he grew up in the Harmony Baptist Church. His motto was “Be a leader and not a follower”.  An avid Michigan Fan, Chris also enjoyed a passion for football and baseball in his younger years as well as golfing and bow hunting deer.

First and foremost he was a father and husband, his wife and girls mattered most in his life.  He was strong willed and fiercely loyal, someone to be proud of as described by his mother.  Handsome, he was meticulous about his appearance. Considered the go to person amongst his circle of friends at times he was hard headed and a true talker who always had the last word. Prompt and helpful, he will be remembered for his loving and kind ways.

He was his daughter’s biggest fan; he also treasured a special relationship with his brother. May we all honor Chris’s advice to all of us: “Live life to the fullest”.

Those left to cherish his memory include his beloved wife; Laurie, daughters: Samantha “Sammie” and Cassady, mother and step-father Linda (Lewis) and Don Blair, brother Tracy (Denise) Sagar, nephews Seth and Zachary Sagar all of Marengo, as well as a host of special friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Leonard Sagar in 2014 and his grandparents.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR’s 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday with Pastor Stephen Howard officiating. Burial will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Morrow Bible Church, 423 Co Rd 204, Centerburg, Ohio 43011.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • Very sorry to hear this.i rember him all thru our school years as a good guy with a Big heart ! My prayers go out to His wife & Daughter’s and his extended family.

  • Linda, May our LORD grant you His Peace. Chris was a nice person and in the end, what better rememberance is there than that? In my and Cindy’s prayers.

  • Linda, Tracy, Laurie, Sammie and Cassady our hearts and prayers go out to you all and your family. Chris was a great person and will be missed!

  • I’m so sorry to hear this. Chris and Jimmy were both big inspirations in my life. I will miss seeing Chris here and there. He will always be remembered by me as a great man. Prayers for everyone.

  • My wife and I met Chris and his brother Tracy through his good friend Ron Steck. Was fortunate enough to play golf with him several times and also meet him and his his wife Laurie socially on several occasions. Always considered him a class act and a strong family oriented man. Sorry for the loss to his family and many friends and condolences to his family.

  • I remember him from school and my mom helped care for his uncle. So he was always so nice and respectful. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  • Sending love and prayers for all of Chris’s family! Chris truly was one of the good ones! Pretty sure every time I ever saw him he had a smile on his face. Heartbroken for all of you! So sorry for your loss!

  • Sending our love at this difficult time to you …his loving family. We will
    Miss his big smile and his love of his girls.
    Our prayers. Joe and Dell Ann Kuhn

  • As a neighbor watching him grow up and into a fine family man himself has been an honor. Always a smile on his face as we crossed paths on our country road. Love and prayers sent to his entire family and close friends.

  • Thoughts & prayers for all. Chris may you rest in peace & your memory live forever in the hearts of those that loved you.

  • I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Chris well from school, and also from seeing him working on the bridges. He was a good man and will be missed by many. Prayers to all of his family and friends as you go through this difficult time.

  • I am so very sad to hear this news. Chris was one of the best, and will be missed terribly. My best wishes, prayers and love to you all,

  • I’m so sorry for your loss Sagar family. I went to school with Laurie, didnt know Chris very well in school. What I have seen through the years, he did have a smile on his face. Prayers for the family!!

  • So sorry! I enjoyed watching him grow up, he was always finding something to do with his time. Prayers, may you feel God’s love and blessings in the coming days.

  • R.I.P Chris your in a Better place and no more suffering, growing up with Tracy and Chris you guys was like Family…. I’m so very sorry for your Loss Linda, Tracy, Laurie and Family praying for all of you

  • R.I.P Chris your in a Better place and no more suffering, growing up with Tracy and Chris you guys was like Family…. I’m so very sorry for your Loss Linda, Tracy, Laurie and Family praying for all of you

  • Laurie,our hearts go out to you and the girls. May Chris ‘s memory be your comfort and may God be with you. Our deepest sympathy.

  • I am thinking of, and praying for the family. Such a sad loss. May God lessen the pain in your heart.

  • We are so sorry to hear of chris`s passing. Our prayers are with the family during this trying time.

  • What a wonderful husband and father. Couldn’t help but love him. So sorry that I didn’t see him much since his Dad passed but I love and miss him and all the rest of the Sagar family. Sending my love and prayers in your time of grief . Love Charlotte Baker

  • I am deeply sorry to hear about the passing of Chris. I had the honor to teach and coach Chris in high school. He was an outstanding young man. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  • Chris will be missed greatly, he was a wonderful friend as we all grew up in our small town homes and school. May God be with you all during this tragic loss, just know that he will always be with you. God bless, we are here if you need anything.
    We won’t be able to come and give our respects Saturday or Sunday due to we are out of town.
    With Love,
    Jerri Carmickle

  • We extend our sympathy to your family .Chris was a great man and will be missed .May God be with you during the days ahead.Our prayers to you all. Sherrie & William Johnson

  • So sorry for your loss. Watched him growing up. Then later got to watch his girls play baseball with our Granddaughters. Always such a joy to be around. So glad his suffering is over! The family is all in our prayers.

    Maurice and Judy Porter.

  • Don and Ruth Wymer and kids : Sorry about you loss . Our prayers and sympathy is with your family.

  • I meet Chris through Mike Lewis & Ron Steck, he was a super nice guy. I’m so sorry for everyone’s loss. Prayers for comfort to all. Lee

  • Our deepest sympathy and our prayers are going out to you. We send our love and our prayers.
    Andrew & Bonnie Evans

  • So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you during this time. May the Lord provide you comfort and solace in your grief.

  • A guy who always bragged about how wonderful his girls were…hope you know that you meant the world to him. You can’t say Chris without Laurie. And vice versa. He was a wonderful man and glad I knew him.
    Chris was definitely one of the good guys and am truly sorry for your loss, Cass and Sammie. Same to his mother, brother & great friends, thinking of you Tracy, Ron, Randy, Mike. I am sure countless others.

    Prayers for some heavenly grace for all of his loved ones. So sad. Rest In Peace Chris.
    Our condolences,
    Kacey and Eric Grassbaugh

  • Laurie,
    George and I are so very sorry for your loss. Chris was such a great man. Keeping you and the girls in prayer.

  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Chris,I worked with Chris and his brother at western auto ,great condolences to his family

  • Chris was one of the nicest men that i had the pleasure of working with and knowing our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

  • Laurie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and your family.

  • I’m so very sorry for your loss. I was so lucky to have Chris as both a highway worker at Delaware Co. and inspector. What a character…..great worker, ornery as heck(with the help of his buddies-Calvin and Todd H.) Those guys made hard work fun! They don’t make ’em like those boys anymore! Rest easy Chris and to Lori and family…..thanks for sharing him with me! Chris Dicke

  • Laurie, I am so heart broken for you and the girls… Linda, what a wonderful man you raised..all that new Chris new what a wonderful person he has always been.Tracy you and Chris always kind and caring.. I. Renember chris always happy and caring …so friendly always… My prayers go out to Linda, laurie their girls and brother Tracy and other family and friends. That god will keep you memories safe, and heal your broken hearts..god bless

  • So sorry about the loss of one great guy. He was a great husband and father plus a good friend thinking of you and your family

  • My condolences to Chris and family work with Chris at Dist. 6 Survey, I knew Chris when he was a Highway work. Great person, he will be miss RIP Chris