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Mr. Chris Addison
  • Darton College Foundation
    2400 Gillionville Rd.
    Albany, GA 31707
  • Phoebe Foundation
    P.O. Box 3770
    Albany, GA 31706

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“I was blessed to have you as a neighbor and friend. I can still hear your voice and reflect on the quiet wisdom you shared. You are missed my friend. ”
1 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Kishel - Roswell, GA

“I will miss our quiet chats on the deck. Thanks for letting me smoke a cigar. You will be missed. Everytime I look at your deck I am reminded of...Read More »
2 of 14 | Posted by: Mark Kishel - Roswell, GA

“Mr. Addison gave me my start in the steel business. He's always been good to me, He let me work out on his plantation and hunt and fish while I was...Read More »
3 of 14 | Posted by: Richard Lilly - Leesburg, GA

“I worked for Mr Addison for over 42 years in the Orlando office..he expected quality work, and was a fair man in return. My thoughts are with the...Read More »
4 of 14 | Posted by: Art Love - Orlando, FL - Employee

“"Big A", as he was known to many of his employees was a hard working soul that certainly had a magic touch for business. I think he may have been an...Read More »
5 of 14 | Posted by: Dean Campbell - Coral Springs, FL

“I worked for Addison Steel for about 10 years until Mr. Addison closed the Atlanta office. Mr. Addison was always good to me and treated me fairly....Read More »
6 of 14 | Posted by: Betty Butcher - Buford, GA

“My name is Gay " Mac" McPherson I worked for Mr. Addison for the most part from 1969 to 2001. I couldn't have ask for a better person to work for...Read More »
7 of 14 | Posted by: Mac McPherson - Apopka, FL

“I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MR ADDISON AS THE BIG "A" . THAT MAN WAS VERY TOUGH MAN, BUT ONE THING HE ALWAYS PREACHED,'' SON YOU GIVE ME 100% AND IT WILL...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: DAVID JAMES - TALLAHASSEE, FL

“Chris Addison, EC as I knew him, picked me up and out of a business I was part owner of in 1973. He became my mentor and friend for over 15 years of...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Jim Roach - Atlanta, GA

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10 of 14 | Posted by: Leli

“Olga and family - Mr. Addison always held a special place in my heart. He taught me a lot about the steel industry. He gave me opportunities which...Read More »
11 of 14 | Posted by: Toni Chapman - Columbia, AL

“Mr. Addison employed me for twelve wonderful years. While he was a very smart, sophisticated businessman who achieved substantial success... more...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Robert P. Lavery - Grapevine, TX

“Mr Addison was a special man to me, he always asked about our kids and genuinely cared about about how we all where doing. He was a tough ol bird ...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Glen Davis - Orlando, FL

“So sorry to hear of Mr. Addison's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. ”
14 of 14 | Posted by: Daveen Aubin - Orlando, FL


Prominent Albany businessman, Chris Addison, 85, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

His memorial service will be at 3 PM on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors. The Rev. William Collins will officiate.

Mr. Addison was born in Atlanta and attended public schools there. He owned Mid Florida Steel, Inc. in Orlando, FL, and in 1973 he bought Lewis Martin Steel, Inc. in Albany. He renamed the company Addison Steel, Inc., and owned and operated it until he sold it in 1999 to Schuff Steel. Mr. Addison also owned and operated Addison Properties in Albany, and was the former owner of Pinewood Planation. He was a member of the Elks Lodge.

Mr. Addison is survived by his wife: Olga Addison, Albany; his children: Glenda Gillett and her husband Ken, Leesburg, GA, Algier Christopher Addison and his wife Libby, Longwood, FL, Nicole Addison, Olympia, WA, Anna Addison, Atlanta; his sister: Mickey Frazier and her husband Buddy, Atlanta; his grandchildren: Doreen Desin, Leesburg, GA, Kenny Gillett and his wife Tori, Leesburg, GA, Ivy Addison, Graham Addison, and Mason Addison, all of Longwood, FL; his great grandchildren: James Morgan Gillett, Addison Lee Gillett, Kendall Desin; his longtime friend: Claudette Green, Albany.

Those desiring may send memorials to the Darton College Foundation, 2400 Gillionville Rd., Albany, GA 31707, or to Phoebe Foundation, P.O. Box 3770, Albany, GA 31706.

The family will receive friends at the residence at 3612 Club Dr.