Christoper Robin Haughee, 68, passed away suddenly in Lakeland, Florida on Sunday, November 10. Born on October 9, 1951, in LaPorte, Indiana, Chris lived most of his life in Tallahassee and Lakeland, Florida. He received his Bachelors and Juris Doctor degrees from Florida State University where he was a member of the Marching Chiefs and of Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity; and where he met his wife, Nancy. Professionally, Chris served on staff for The Florida Legislature, then as an attorney in Tallahassee, Tampa, and Bartow, Florida.
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 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.