April 17, 2010
Walter Miles Christian, 80, died April 10, 2010, at his residence. Services were Wednesday at Chandler Funeral Home of Vernon with Raymond Baker officiating. Burial followed in Liberty Free Will Baptist Cemetery in Lamar County, Ala. Mr. Christian was born July 14, 1929, in Waurika, Okla., to the late Jesse Allen Christian and Verla Maiden Osborn. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict and retired from Buckeye Pipeline as a technician. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his, daughters, Debra K. Wheeler and Diane Howard; brothers, Franklin, J.V., Oder, Albert and Ray Christian; sister, Faye Brown; and two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Lola Crosthwaite Christian of Vernon, Ala.; son, Larry Neil Christian of Rockwall, Texas; sister, Lavore Nesbitt of North Manchester, Ind.; brother, Noble Christian of Vernon; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.