Ralph Lee Christian

June 24, 1927 - August 13, 2010

Ralph Lee Christian was born June 24, 1927 at Van Alstyne, Texas to Johnnie Clyde Christian and Versie Vera Lay Christian. He married Edna Hood on August 6, 1983 at Whitewright, Texas. He died Friday, August 13, 2010 at Clyde Cosper Texas State Veterans Home in Bonham, Texas at the age of 83. Ralph was a retired employee of Western Electric / Southwestern Bell after 29 years. He served his nation in the U.S. Army in Japan during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the American Legion in Whitewright. Ralph was a member of the Whitewright Riding Club. He also served his community for a number of years on the Whitewright School Board. He is survived by wife, Edna Christian of Whitewright; son, Gary Christian of Whitewright; step-daughter, Melinda Shores of Kilgore; step-son, Davin Campbell of Whitewright; step-granddaughter, Melanie Shores of Whitewright; step-grandson, Shawn Shores of Whitewright. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Glenda Anderson Christian; brother, J. C. Christian; sisters, Gertrude Martin and Catherine Boydston. Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM, Monday, August 16, 2010 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Whitewright, Texas. Officiating the service will be Rev. Houston Garner. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Whitewright, Texas. Pallbearers will be John Melton, Russell Melton, Larry Melton, Luke Cyr, Guy Wright and Ricky Melton. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Sunday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday, August 15, 2010 from 3-5pm at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Whitewright, Texas.

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Ralph was a good man. We all had a lot of fun in the riding club together. I guess I never seen him mad. He was always having fun no matter what was going on. He will be missed by by lots of people. Gary Wortham, August 23, 2010 Your in our Prayers Bobby & Rosa Ham Bobby Ham, August 15, 2010 Garry , EDna & family so sorry to hear of your loss. Your in my prayers. love you velma, guy & zach velma c. wright, August 14, 2010