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Obituary: Dale Christopher

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 26, 2012

Services for Dale Christopher, 71, Athens, were held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Pastor John Wilson and Billy Cissell officiating.

Burial followed in Malakoff Cemetery.

Mr. Christopher died Oct. 20, 2012 in Athens.

He was born Jan. 22, 1941 in Athens to John Reagan and Myrtle Lane Christopher and had been a lifelong resident of the community. He had a 35-year career as a barber and was an ordained minister. He was a member of Athens Praise and Worship Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William Glenn Christopher and W.R. “Chief” Christopher.

Survivors include his wife, Connie Christopher, Athens; sons Jimmy Dale Christopher and wife Jennifer, Hallsville; stepchildren Shelley Howard and husband Kim, Eustace, Jerry Lantz and wife Verna, El Paso, Robert Matthews and wife Megan, Conroe, Sabrina Barrow, Athens; brothers Nelson Christopher and wife Carol, Athens; grandson Jimmy Lee Christopher; 10 step-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Barbara Christopher, Irving, Rita Christopher, Brownsboro.

Pallbearers were Michael Christopher, Tim Howard, T.J. Howard, Jason Burch, Robert Matthews, and Ray Graham.
Visitation for family and friends was 6-7 p.m. Monday.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Children’s Ministry, Athens Praise and Worship Center, P.O. Box 1442, Athens, Texas 75751.

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