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Official Obituary of

Chris Mortensen

November 7, 1951 ~ March 3, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Chris Mortensen Obituary

     Chris Mortensen, a cherished husband, father, brother, and respected senior analyst at ESPN, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2024, in Irondale, Alabama. Born on November 7, 1951, in Torrance, California, Chris's journey through life was marked by kindness, friendliness, and intelligence, traits that endeared him to all who knew him.

     Chris is survived by his loving wife, Micki Mortensen, his devoted son, Alex Mortensen, and his brothers, John, Joe, and Brad Mortensen. He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Mortensen, and his mother, Irma Haycock, whose memories and values live on through the legacy of their son.

     After honorably serving his country as a United States Army veteran, Chris dedicated 32 years of his career to ESPN as a senior analyst. His insightful commentary and unwavering dedication to his profession earned him the respect and admiration of colleagues and sports enthusiasts alike.

     The loss of Chris Mortensen is deeply felt by a community that appreciated his contributions both on and off the screen. His spirit, characterized by his kindness, friendliness, and intelligence, will continue to inspire those who were fortunate enough to have known him.

     As we bid farewell to Chris, we celebrate a life well-lived, a life filled with love, service, and the pursuit of knowledge. He will be profoundly missed by his family, friends, and all who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him throughout his remarkable journey. Chris's memory will forever be cherished, and his legacy will live on in the hearts of many.

     Funeral services for Chris will be private. A public memorial service will be held at a later date.

     Please visit Chris’s Memorial Tribute page to leave a kind word for his family, to share a memory of Chris, or to light a Remembrance Candle in his memory.

     Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home of Valley directing.

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