This week, The Grenada Star spotlights Christopher S. Neese, salesman at True Value in Grenada.
Q: When and where were you born?
A: I was born on March 13, 1981, in Greenville. I turned 40 in March.
Q: Where did you attend school?
A: I attended T.L. Weston High School in Greenville.
Q: Where all have you lived?
A: I’ve lived in Greenville, Lake Village, Ark., Denver, Colo. and Grenada.
Q: Where do you work? Tell us about your job/company.
A: I’m a salesman here at True Value. Most of the time I’m in flooring. I’ve been here for 15 years and I absolutely love it.
Q: What led you to your profession?
A: What led me here is that I was in construction and roofing.
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?
A: I really enjoy my relationships with the customers. I really enjoy my work family too, they are just that – my family.
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first job was at a catfish plant in Lake Village.
Q: Who is the person who has been most influential in your life?
A: The most influential person in my life is God. Also, my late mother, Linda Neese.
Q: If you could relive one day from your life, what day would you choose?
A: That would have to be the day that my son was born. I’ll always remember that day.
Q: What is your spouse’s name? What does she do for a living?
A: I’m not married.
Q: Do you have any children?
A: I have one son, his name is C.J. Neese. He’s seven years old.
Q: If you could have anything for your last meal on earth, what would it be?
A: My last meal would be a medium well steak with a baked potato. That steak has to be medium well.
Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: You know, there so much going on right now that I think I’d prefer to stay right here in the United States.
Q: What hobbies do you like to do in your spare time?
A: In my spare time, I really like hunting and fishing.
Q: What do you enjoy about living and working in Grenada?
A: Having this job and the people I come across is what I enjoy about living and working here.
Q: If you could have lunch with anyone from your life or history, who would it be and why?
A: I would love to have lunch with my mother. I really miss her dearly.
Q: Would you rather read a good book or watch a good movie and why?
A: For me, that would have to be a movie. I like action, so the visual is much better for me.
Q: What moment in your life has had the biggest impact on you?
A: Losing my mother at 18 years old was tough for me. That’s by far what has been most impactful in my life.
Q: What would be the No. 1 thing on your Bucket List?
A: One day, I would like to go on a bear hunt.
Q: If you could describe your morals in three words, what would they be?
A: Faith, God and Love.
Q: How would you like to be remembered?
A: I want to be remembered as a great person and a great father.
~ By Reggie Ross