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Robert Duaine "Bob" Christian

L&G

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696









L&G

Lewis & Gillum Funeral Homes

202 Maple Ave., Oak Hill, Ohio 45656

(p) 740-682-6696


Robert Duaine “Bob” Christian, age 85, of Oak Hill, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2023, with family by his bedside, in Parkersburg. West Virginia. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and follower of Christ. Bob was born October 8,1937, in Oak Hill, Ohio to the late Delmar and Hazel Christian.

He graduated from Oak Hill High School and married his high school sweetheart, Phyllis Nance, in 1955. He enjoyed a long career in management with the Goodyear Corporation in Jackson, Ohio. Bob loved the Lord, and his life was one of service to Him. He was an active member of Trinity Wesleyan Church in Oak Hill and the Brooksville Wesleyan Church in Florida. He also enjoyed serving for many years with The Gideons International organization.

Bob is survived by daughters, Bethany (Randy) Cole of Vincent, Ohio and Gwen (Brian) Smith of Rogers, Arkansas; son, Bruce (Alice) Christian of Plano, Texas; ten grandchildren: Justin (Michelle) Cole, Derek (Megan) Cole, Alexia (Derek) Necessary, Landon (Abby) Cole, Hayley Zupan, Brittani (Michael) Durr, Alyssa (Samuel) Walker, Nathaniel (Jaime) Smith, Amelia Christian, and Daniel (Shelby) Christian; and 17 great-grandchildren: Owen, Liana, Aralyn, Brenna, Paige, Christian, and Hattie Cole, Sonnet and Hollis Necessary, Marlowe Zupan, Elijah, Emmalyn and Elliot Durr, Jameson, Norah, and Holden Walker, and Aurelia Smith.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, his parents, his sisters, Jenny Barnhart and Wilma Hughes and his brother Don Christian.

There will be a Celebration of Life service on Sunday, May 7, 2023, at 2PM at the Lewis & Gillum Funeral Home in Oak Hill, Ohio with burial to follow at C.M. Cemetery. A visitation will be held immediately prior from 12PM to 2PM. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Bob’s memory to: The Gideons, Box No 363, Jackson, OH 45640-0363 or online via www.sendtheword.org Online condolences may be sent to www.lewisgillum.com.


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