Drake “Chris” Campos, age 27, survived by parents Francisco & Irais, and older sister, Jennifer, was born on July 4th, 1995 in the city of Seattle. A city, as it happened, that he was quite fond of & loved until the very end of his earthly, human experience.
He was a blessing to all he crossed paths with, and a joy to be around. . . a light within the darkness for many. A sweet, kind and noble soul with a heart of gold, with the capacity to really see & love just about every individual he got to know, no matter what he was going through. He lived to make deep, genuine connections with people. And he loved swimming with his sister & his “brothers from another mother”: Anthony (aka. Tony), Jayli, and Chris. Furthermore, he was an avid skateboarder, guitar hobbyist, food connoisseur, and concert enthusiast.
He grew up in San Diego, CA. with many uncles and two brotherly cousins, Arcangel & Alejandro, where he and his sister spent a lot of time with both close and extended family, going on regular family adventures around San Diego and down into Mexico.
After some time moving around the Southwest, the family found a forever home in the Pacific NW, and this is where Drake’s story really began to take off.
He honed his love of skateboarding, and enjoyed Seattle’s diverse social life, developing a loving group of friends, and exploring his passion for music. But he never forgot about his roots in California, nor with his family, regardless of how far he’d venture off from home. In his early twenties, he spent a lot of time in Seattle’s live music scene. . but of course, this type of lifestyle can come with a high risk of exposure to substances, and challenges that he was unable to overcome. .
On May 9th, 2023, though he never did stop trying his hardest, he lost that battle. . but left behind a legacy of admirable courage, selflessness, love, compassion, and big smiles that anyone that had the blessing of meeting him would happily attest to. He was always willing to share a meal, or give the shirt off his back without a second thought. He will be sorely missed, and fondly remembered, and never forgotten in the hearts & minds of those that had the pleasure of knowing him. . a truly unforgettable soul. ♡~ ✧*
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