DEXTER -- Gene Christian, 69, died Aug. 9, 2006, at his home in Dexter.
Born March 1, 1937, son of the late Dewey and Florence Ellis Christian, he had lived in Dexter all his life and was a retired farmer.
He had been married to Margaret Whitaker.
Survivors include: two sons, Terry Gene Christian of Dexter and Michael Joe Christian of Whittier, Calif.; three brothers, Willie Meeks of St. Charles, Donnie Meeks and Charles Meeks of Alton, Ill.; three sisters, Eloise Nicholson of Walls, Miss.; Norma James and Peggy Sielert of Dexter; and four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by Mary Wells Christian, who raised him; four brothers, Dewey Christian Jr., Jess Christian, John Christian and Dean Christian; and one sister, Lillie Mae Foster.
Visitation will be from 10 until time of services at 11 a.m. Friday at Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter. The Rev. Mike Watkins of Dexter will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Hagy Cemetery in Dexter.