Christopher “Chris” Genther

February 14, 1936 ‒ June 13, 2019

Centerburg, Ohio

Christopher  “Chris” Genther, age 83 of Centerburg passed away at home Thursday, June 13, 2019.

He was born on February 14, 1936 in Kingston, New York to the late Joseph and Jennie (Smith) Genther. Before retiring he was the owner operator of Genther’s Painting.  A true gambler at heart, he enjoyed casinos, golfing, and horse and dog races. He raised, trained, and ran Greyhound racing dogs as well as Field Trial Hounds.  He was endeared to his two award winning Hounds; Billy Jack as well as his special Greyhound Golden Silence.  He was a kind, caring, loving and hard working person and possessed a heart of gold.

Chris is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years Virginia “Ginger”(Browning) Genther, whom he met on a beach in Ft. Meyers, Florida, as well as daughters: Sherry Franko and Christy Baker both of N.Y., Bonnie (David) Mize of Dublin, Samson Genther of Centerburg and Tamela (Rick) Parker of Centerburg, and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by his brother Joseph.

A visitation, celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 4-7 p.m., at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61 at St. Rt. 3, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.

Memorial contributions may be made to his family to assist with final expenses.

Condolences may be expressed at

  • A good man who’ll be terribly missed by his family. I was lucky to know him for over forty years as his son-in-law; I wish it could have been another forty. Rest easy, Chris.

  • To Ginger and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. He was always so pleasant to be around and Jim sure enjoyed him stopping by when he was out working in his garage. Chris always said that he would drop you off at the grocery and then stop in to see what he was up to. He will be missed.

  • Dear Ginger & Family; I am so sorry for your loss all I can say is I’m a better person for knowing you both may God bless you all and may Chris now rest in peace 🙏

  • Dear aunt ginger and family I’m so sorry about uncle Chris may God be with you all love Always patsy