John V. Christian, Jr.



John V. Christian Jr, 81, of Greenfield passed away Monday, May 16, 2022 at Hancock Regional Hospital following a brief illness. He was born June 2, 1940 in Nashville, TN, a son of the late Johnnie V. and Margarette (Menees) Christian, Sr.

A 1958 graduate of Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis, he attended Purdue University for a year before serving in the U.S. Air Force, where as a part of the Strategic Air Command, was involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis.

John had a long and varied career, retiring at age 80. He loved ATV-RZR riding with his children and grandchildren. John loved the Lord Jesus and had been involved in several churches over the years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of nearly 62 years, Karen (Halfaker) Christian of Greenfield; two daughters, Kim Christian (Chris) Ridding of Zionsville and Tracey Christian (Scott) Ruble of Wilkinson; four grandchildren, Zachary Wall of Zionsville, Kolby (Mallory) Ruble of Wilkinson, Kaycee Ruble (Brad) Bell of Greenfield, Kayden Ruble of Wilkinson; a great granddaughter, Paisley Ruble; a brother, Stephen (Sheila) Christian of Greenfield; several nieces and nephews.

John was laid to rest by his family, who loved him at 11:00 AM Thursday, May 19, 2022 at McCray Cemetery in Wilkinson with Pastor Tony Darling officiating. Military graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion Post # 152. Memorial contributions may be given to Good News Mission, 2716 Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46201.

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