Throughout his life, Chris served Kappa Kappa Psi, dedicating his time and talent to the advancement of the fraternity’s mission and members: earning the fraternity’s highest honor, the Distinguished Service to Music Medal, in 2003. Included in his time in Kappa Kappa Psi leadership, Chris served as the SED Governor (1989-2005), a member of the Board of Trustees (2009-2013), numerous committee assignments, a regular as National Parliamentarian, as well as serving as a colony advisor and chapter discipline investigator.
In 2005, he followed his passion for student leadership development, serving as Assistant Director of Greek Life for the University of Michigan. He retired back to Lakeland in 2011, developing a network of friendship and competition with fellow tennis and golf enthusiasts.
Chris is survived by his wife of 42 years, Nancy, and her family; a sister, Linda Jones (Buddy), and four brothers, Jon Haughee (Mary), Tim Haughee (Fran), Mike Haughee (Margo) and Bill Haughee; nine nieces and nephews, and nine grand nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, John; mother, Babette, and sister-in-law, Genevieve.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday, December 7, at the Cleveland Heights Golf Club, 2900 Buckingham Avenue, Lakeland.
Chris felt deeply about the work of several service and charitable organizations. In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome to be made in Chris’ honor to any of the following: Kappa Kappa Psi, The Carter Center, The American Cancer Society, The American Civil Liberties Union, and The Human Rights Campaign.