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Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home – Huntsville, located at 1700 Normal Park Dr. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, at Greater Zion Baptist Church in Huntsville. Interment will be in Southside Cemetery in Huntsville.
Champine was killed in a car accident on his way home from Tarleton State in Stephenville with fellow freshman on the Texan football team, Malik Brown, who was transported to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Bryan and treated for injuries.
Champine just completed his redshirt season for the Texans and was transitioning from wide receiver to defensive back during the spring. He was a 2014 graduate of Huntsville High School, where he and Brown were teammates.
According to an email from Tarleton State’s Department of Student Life, individuals who are grieving the loss may contact the professional staff in the Student Counseling Center – which is located in room 212 of the Thompson Student Center or by calling 254-968-9044 to make an appointment.