Funeral services for 87 year old James Robert Christian of Buffalo Valley will be Saturday at 2 P.M. from the Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home with burial in Smellage Cemetery in the Boma Community of Putnam County. Tony Crow will officiate
Mr. Christian died Wednesday night at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
He was born in the Lancaster Community of Smith County to the late Henry Nicholas “NICK” and Ruby Marie Malone Christian. He was a Army veteran of WWII and member of Silver Point Baptist Church. He was a livestock dealer.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by wife, Mildred Boyd Christian, 2 grandsons Nick and Matt Christian, sisters Maggie Wheeler, Evangeline Hood and Elizabeth Davis, brothers Eugene Christian and Erbie D. Christian, daughter-in-law, Carolyn Christian, and son-in-law, Jim Puckett.
Survivors include 7 daughters & sons-in-law Shirley Puckett of Smithville, Jannie Maxwell , Donna & Milton Ashburn , Patsy & Herbert Allison all of Baxter, Deborah & David Clark all of Bloomington Springs, Dorothy & John Fonville of Pikeville, Sarah Stamps of Cookeville, 2 sons & daughters-in-law Robert & Kim Christian, Allen & Tammy Christian all of Baxter, sisters Pauline Elrod and Kathleen Moss both of Buffalo Valley, Margaret Fields of Lebanon, brothers Roy Christian of Buffalo Valley, Doyle Christian of Woodbury, sisters and brothers-in-law Ruby Craighead & Martha Sanders, Bonnell, Leon, Taylor, Billy & Jacky Boyd, 19 grandchildren 2 step-grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 1 step-great-grandchild, 1 great-great grandchild,host of nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Friday from 4 to 8 P.M. and Saturday after 11 A.M. at the funeral home.
The Baxter Chapel of Hooper Huddleston Horner Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.