83 year old Doyle Hi Christian of Woodbury went on to be with the Lord surrounded by family on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. He was born September 29th, 1936 in DeKalb County and married the love of his life on October 28, 1955 in Smithville. He was a trader, farmer, and logger for over 40 years before his retirement. More importantly he was a devoted and loving son, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend.
Doyle was saved and served the Lord with all his heart. Doyle loved his family and was a wonderful provider for them throughout his life. He could often be found on the farm, in the woods, or trading. Doyle was a quiet man that used the sunrise as his alarm clock. Though he said little, his life led his family by example and his actions spoke volumes.
Mr. Christian loved life and enjoyed being in nature. Throughout life, he made many friends at livestock barns and trading adventures. Doyle had an amazing smile and contagious laughter that would make people want to be around him. Doyle was an honest, hard-working man that his family loved and will be reunited with one day in heaven.
Funeral Services will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 1pm from the chapel of Love-Cantrell Funeral Home. Bro. David Dodd will officiate with burial to follow at DeKalb Cemetery. Visitation with the family will be on Saturday, February 22nd from 11am-8pm and Sunday, February 23rd from 10am until the service time at 1pm.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Nicholas & Ruby Malone Christian. Daughter, Reba Provins. 2 Grandchildren, Gary Mitchell Fleet & Candy Annette Fleet. Sisters, Elizabeth Davis, Evangeline Hood, Margaret Fields, Pauline Elrod, Maggie Wheeler. Brothers, James, Erbie & Eugene Christian. Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Jessie Ramsey Christian of Woodbury. 2 Daughters, Linda & George Tripp of Liberty & Sally Sullivan of Bonecave. 5 Grandchildren, Paula Davis of Woodbury, Heidi Herman of Woodbury, Angela Georgette Tripp of Liberty, Sara & Brandon Johnson of Chattanooga, Cassie Leigh Tripp of Liberty. 6 Great Grandchildren, Lydia Danielle & Eric Cantrell of Lebanon, Katelyn Alysia Carr of Chattanooga, Christian Aron Trail of Liberty, Brady Doyle Davis of Murfreesboro, Oliver Johnson & Zayne Johnson both of Chattanooga. Sister, Kathleen & Bill Moss of Buffalo Valley. Brother, Roy & Margie Christian of Buffalo Valley.
In addition to flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in memory of Mr. Doyle Christian.
Love-Cantrell Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.