William Christian

William Thomas Christian

1933 - 2018

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Obituary of William Christian

Born August 19, 1933 in Atlanta GA to Mozell Elizabeth Cato and William Sanford Christian.

He moved to Miami, FL at 2 weeks of age.

He is survived by a brother John Christian (Judy) of South Carolina, an sister Bonnie Swerski of Gainesville, FL.  He married Sandra Howell on Feb 2, 1956. Surviving children, Jaqueline Allen, Ocala, FL. Emory Christian (Kenya), of Arkansas, Jane Allen (Clay) of Virginia, Julie Cole, (Farnell) of High Springs FL, Jane Ann Brotherson, (Ed) Gainesville, FL.  Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  He is predeceased by one daughter and two grandsons.

He married Nancy Lee on Nov 5 1976.  He was a member of Chevalier DeMolay, Scottish Rite, York Rite and Shrine. He has been a member of RT Shafer Lodge No in Gainesville for 64 years and served as District Deputy in 1995.  

He and Nancy moved to The Masonic Home in St Petersburg, FL in 2017.

He retired from the State of Florida, department of medicine and was an elder in the Kanapaha Presbyterian church in Gainesville, FL.