Paul Garber Crist, 97, of Colonial Heights, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at his residence. Born May 6, 1916, in Timberville, to the late Joseph E. and Ruth Garber Crist, Mr. Crist was a World War II United States Army Air Force veteran, and retired from Virginia Power (VEPCO) after 43 years of service as an operations supervisor.
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He was a member of Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, and the Colonial Heights Optimist Club.
He is survived by: his loving wife of 58 years, Lucille Young Crist; two sons: Joseph Boyd "J.B." Crist, his wife, Susan and their son, Andrew Joseph "A.J." Crist of Colonial Heights, and W. Konrad Crist, his wife, Karen Ann of Hardy and their sons, Konrad Laurence Crist of Wellsville, Pa., and Kenneth Paul Crist, his wife, Joy and their children (great-grandchildren), Emma Rose and Carter Mackay of Spotsylvania. He is also survived by: sister, Anna Huffman, her husband, Paul of Bridgewater, and their daughter, Patricia.
He was predeceased by: niece, Diane (Huffman) Morningstar.
The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, in the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The graveside service will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Thornrose Cemetery, 1041 W. Beverley St., Staunton.
Both services will be officiated by the Rev. Dr. Alden Towberman and his daughter, the Rev. Tiffany Towberman.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Crater Community Hospice. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in The Progress-Index from Dec. 30, 2013 to Jan. 1, 2014