Funeral for Bakersfield High School teacher and coach set to take place today

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Funeral services will he held today for a beloved Bakersfield High School teacher and coach.  
 
Chris Avis, 35, died in a car accident on July 5 near Barstow.
 
A celebration of his life will take place today at 2 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Chapel.
     
Avis was a special education teacher and junior varsity basketball coach.
     
gofundme page has been set up, in hopes of establishing a scholarship fund in Avis's name.
     

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