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James O. "Pappy" Christian, 66 of Delbarton formally of Abbs Valley, VA peacefully passed away on Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 at ARH South Williamson, KY with "daughter" Tomi Vannoy and niece Rhonda and her husband Jason by his side. Jimmy's siblings were able to spend the weekend with him.
He was born on September 24th, 1950 to the late Jesse and Ruby Arrington Christian.
Survivors include his children, Jamie (Megan) Christian of NC, Lisa (Jay) Ratcliffe of VA, Michael (Michelle) Christian of VA, caregiver Tomi Vannoy who he called his daughter and her Granddaughter Chloe who Jimmy loved dearly and she loved him as her "Pappy". He is survived by 7 grandchildren, Riley, Dylan, Josh, Ashley, Brenden, Christopher and Shawn. He is also survived by his siblings and their spouses, Wanda (Chuck) Pridemore of Abbs Valley VA, Maxine (George) Poston of Norfolk, Va, Janet (Danny) Fuller of Springville, Va, Allen (Laura) Christian of Bluewell, WV and Chuck (Bobbie) Christian of Abbs Valley, Va. He was an uncle to 12 nieces and nephews as well as multiple great nieces and nephews. His special nurse who Jimmy loved, Jessica Sears.
He was also preceded in death by his nieces Anita "Lynn" Litton and Kayla Christian.
Jimmy's wishes have been honored and he was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Published on May 3, 2017
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