David E. Christian, 59

JUNE 21, 1953-AUG. 31, 2012

September 04, 2012
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David Eugene Christian, 59, of Hagerstown, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, Md. 

Born June 21, 1953, in Hagerstown, he was the son of Delores Louise Christian Jenkins of Frederick, Md., and the late Jack Rideout. He was the husband of 16 years to Cheryl Virginia (Patterson) Crawford Christian, whom he married May 19, 1996.

David graduated from South Hagerstown High School with the Class of 1971. He was a past employee of Fairchild-Rohr, Hagerstown, where worked as a donder for more than 20 years.

David was a life member of Ebenezer AME Church, Hagerstown, where he was an usher and trustee emeritus. He was a member of the Fantasy Football League, which has renamed itself the David E. Christian Memorial Fantasy Football League, Hagerstown.

In addition to his mother and wife, David is survived by a son, Dominic W. Christian; two stepsons, Robert V. Crawford and Joseph T. Crawford; a sister, Donna L. Hall; a brother, John E. Smothers: a half sister, Jackie Rideout; 17 stepgrandchildren; 8 stepgreat-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. 


The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, at Greater Campher Temple of Kings Apostle Holiness Church, 125 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. The Rev. Leroy Jackson will officiate. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.

The visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy PA, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown. 

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Ebenezer AME Church, 40 W. Bethel St., Hagerstown. 

The Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Bryan K. Kenworthy PA, 305 N. Potomac St., Hagerstown, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences are accepted at

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