October 05, 2007
ROY FREDERICK CHRISTIAN
Roy Frederick Christian passed away Friday morning, October 5, 2007 at Festus Manor Nursing Center, in Festus, Missouri. He was 82 years, 2 months, and 17 days old. Roy was born on July 18, 1925 in Lonoke, Arkansas to Fred Christian and Monah (Morten) Christian. On November 19, 1949, Roy and Norma Lee Alyne Elrod were married in Alton, Illinois. In March of 1943, Roy enlisted in the United State Navy, where he then served in the Pacific during World War II. Roy continued his military career and later fought in Korea. During both of these wars Roy received several medals and awards. In 1957 Roy entered Officer Candidate School. After 26 years of service, Roy retired on September 30, 1969 as a Lieutenant in our United States Navy.
At this time in Roy and Norma’s life they moved to Ozark County and made their home in Theodosia. In February of 2000 Norma passed away. Later Roy moved to be near his family.
Roy is survived by his son Shawn Christian and wife Brenda of Imperial, Missouri, two grandchildren Ashley and Nicholas.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Norma, and 2 brothers.
Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, October 9, 2007 2:00 PM, at Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri, with LeRoy Maples officiating. Full Military Honors will be given by members of the United States Navy.
Clinkingbeard Funeral Home of Gainesville in charge of arrangements