Richard Vernon Christie, 73, of Bryan, Texas, went to join his wife in Heaven on Sunday, February 23, 2014.
Richard was born on February 3, 1941 to Lawrence and Veda (Belcher) Christie in Watertown, NY. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Army and eventually became Captain. He then graduated from Oswego State University in New York and continued his career managing multiple businesses. He also was the former supervisor of the Town of Lyme in New York. His passion in life was his family, especially his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharon, and his parents.
Richard leaves 5 daughters; Cindy and husband, John Grennan of Cordova, TN; Wendy and husband, Mike Collins of St. Helens, Merseyside; Angela, and husband Bill Rider, of Port Saint Lucie, FL; Andrea, and husband Jeff Pearson, of Liberty Hill, TX, and Becky Gomez of Bryan, TX. He also leaves his 10 grandchildren; one sister, Sandra Rymph of Poughkeepsie, NY, and one beloved best friend, Cuddles.
A time for family to receive friends will be from 5-7 PM on Tuesday, February 25th at Hiller Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, February 26 at Hiller Funeral Home in Bryan with Mark Kremer officiating. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Please share memories and tributes to Richard at www.hillierfuneralhome.com