Kevil, KY Robert Lewis Christian, age 91, passed away at his home, Monday, March 6, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Bandana, KY October 18, 1931, to Alice Ruby Mitchell Christian and Lewis Levell Christian. Bandana was a town he had always loved. He attended elementary schools in Paducah, KY where he made many friends, but returned to Ballard County to graduate from Bandana High School in 1949. Robert joined the Air Force in 1951 and served until 1955 during the Korean War. He was a gunner on a B-29 Bomber and flew many missions over Korea. After leaving the Air Force, Robert enrolled in college, graduating with a bachelors degree in Agriculture from the the University of Kentucky. He was an avid University of Kentucky Wildcat fan.
He retired from the Social Security Administration Office after being employed as a Supervisor for 29 years. Robert served as a deacon at Reidland Baptist Church for several years. After moving back to Ballard County, he served as a deacon at Bandana Baptist Church where he was a member.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Creo Willoughby Christian of Kevil, KY; a daughter, Shan Christian Gordon and her husband Max Gordon of Kevil, KY; a son, Jeffrey Todd Christian and his wife Melissa Garrett Christian of Kevil, KY; a grandson, Ian Michael Wilson; a granddaughter, Carson Taylor Christian; two step grandsons; four step granddaughters and several step great grandchildren.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Patricia Ann Christian and her husband George Schafer.
Visitation will be Saturday, March 11, after 11:00 a.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter, KY.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Morrow Funeral Chapel in LaCenter, KY with Rev. Kenneth Brown officiating.
Entombment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens in Paducah, KY.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Bandana Baptist Church, c/o Martin Bodell, 11596 Oscar Road, Bandana, KY 42022.