William “Bill” Arthur Christy
July 19, 1947 ‒ June 06, 2016
William “Bill” Arthur Christy, 68, of Delaware passed away Monday evening June 6, 2016 in the emergency room at Grady Memorial Hospital.
He was born July 19, 1947 in Galena, Ohio to Arthur Christy and Gracie Wells.
Art proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy from 1965 – 1968. He worked as production supervisor and transportation coordinator for Goodyear in Marysville, retiring after 35 years.
Art was a member of the Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Delaware and he was a former Cub Scout and Boy Scout master for Troop #184 in Ostrander. He also was a devoted volunteer in the Buckeye Valley Food Booth at the Delaware County Fair. He enjoyed watching old western and John Wayne movies, leather working and his daughter-in-laws cakes. When younger, he enjoyed working on cars.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 46 years Mary (Lilly); son Michael (Janice) Christy of Delaware; grandson William “Billy” Christy; two step granddaughters and three great grandsons; two sisters Elsie (Mike) Weihrauch of Moline, Illinois and Brenda Joyce Christy of Delaware; several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father Arthur Christy and his mother Gracie Sheward, Art was preceded in death by his son William Arthur “Hoss” Christy II, sister Linda Pekol and step father William Sheward.
The family will receive friends on Thursday June 9, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Friday June 9, 2016 at 11:00 am with Rev. Carl Stover officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Memorial Park Cemetery with the Delaware County Veterans Association conducting military honors at graveside.
The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center is honored to serve this veteran and his family.
To share a fond memory of Art or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com