Arthur Christian

September 2, 1952 - March 2, 2017

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Arthur W. “Art” Christian, 64, of Urbana, Ohio passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Mercy Memorial Hospital, Urbana.

He was born September 2, 1952 in Saratoga Springs, New York, the son of George and Shirley (Ellis) Christian. Art was a graduate of Cornwell Academy and Urbana University, working at Buckles Motor Sales for 12 years. He most recently worked in his food truck, Old School Fine Foods, where he was able to do one of his favorite things – smoke meats. Art also enjoyed fishing and anything to do with cars.

Art is survived by his wife of 40 years, Betsy Christian; his daughters, Dionna (Pat) Bass of Urbana and Chrystel (Joe) Arnett of Williamsburg; his 4 grandchildren, Ali Arnett, Pryce Bass, Addison Bass, and London Bass; his brothers, Godfrey (Sharon) Christian and Johannes Christian of Columbus and George Christian of Saratoga Springs, New York; his sister, Martha Bester of Columbus; and his numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters, Patricia and Elaine.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Jerusalem Second Baptist Church, Urbana, with Pastor Michael Freeman and Rev. Dr. Johannes Christian officiating. The family will receive friends for 2 hours prior to the service from 12-2 PM. Arrangements were handled by VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Caring Kitchen, 300 Miami St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Vicki Rogan - Mar 4, 2017

Such a surprise. So sad. My thoughts are with you all. Peace and prayers

Molly kerns - Mar 4, 2017

Betsy I am so sorry. Just heard this today. Art will always hold a special place in my heart. A kind and generous soul who never met a stranger. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

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