RICHARD LaVELLE CHRISTY, 91, of Shelburn, IN passed away at 1:28 P.M. Sunday, June 7, 2020 in Cobblestone Crossing Health Campus in Terre Haute, IN.

He was born May 7, 1929 in Coalmont, IN to Horace Christy and Ethel (Tennis) Christy.

Survivors include his wife of 66 years, JoAnn (Joseph) Christy of Shelburn, IN who he married on January 1, 1954; children, Stephen Christy (Christine “Chris) of Myrtle Beach, SC, Richard Gregory Christy (Patty) of Shelburn, IN, John Michael Christy (Robin) of Collinsville, MS; grandchildren, JR Christy (Katy), Anna Mae Christlebar; great-granddaughters — 3;  nieces — 2.

He was preceded by his parents, brother, Claude Christy; sisters, Louise Conner, Eleanor Strahla, Elaine Mills.

Richard graduated Coalmont High School Class of 1948, was a US Army Veteran and had worked for Terre Haute Gas which is now Vectern. He was a member of Shelburn American Legion Post# 197. Richard loved wood working, he made many things and enjoyed giving them away. He attended and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Shelburn, Richard enjoyed being in church and loved serving the Lord.

Arrangements are entrusted to Michael W. Cox, Cox Funeral Home; 218 South Meridian Street; Jasonville, Indiana. Graveside services will be held at 4 P.M. Wednesday. June 10, 2020 at K of P Cemetery in Hymera with Pastor Ron Riggs officiating, interment will follow with Military Rites.





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