Richard E. Christian

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Richard E. Christian, 74, of Holiday Island, Ark., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, in Mercy Hospital, Rogers, Ark.

He was born Aug. 19, 1941, in Galesburg, Ill., the son of Herschel and Ella (Easley) Christian. On Oct. 12, 1962, in Provincetown, Mass., he was united in marriage to Judy Jason, who survives.

Additional survivors include; three sons, Keith Christian, of Tucson Ariz., Darrell Christian and his wife, Robin, of Iola, Kan., and Michael Christian and his wife, Shelly, of Mulvane, Kan.; two sisters, Shirley McCabe and her husband, Richard, of Florissant, and Judi Morley, of Georgetown, Texas; and four grandchildren. Preceding him in death were his parents and one sister, Leona Wegs.

He grew up in Illinois and graduated from Brown County High School. He then graduated from Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill., and then from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. After high school, he served in the U.S. Air Force for four years. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Holiday Island and the Holiday Island Golf Association.

Services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.

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