Randy Christy

Randy 'Dean' Christy

KANNAPOLIS - Randy Dean Christy, age 59, died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast, Concord, after a short illness.

He was born Aug. 3, 1953, in Cabarrus County, the son of Kenneth Dean Christy and the late Dorothy Roberson Christy. He was a 1971 graduate of A.L. Brown High School and attended Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

Dean was a maintenance supervisor for 10 years having worked at various businesses including Huntersville Apartments and David Drye Apartments. Prior to that time, he worked as a mortgage consultant, a salesman at K-Town Furniture, worked at the Pizza Hut in Cornelius for Day Enterprises, and served as manager at various Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurants in the Kannapolis area.

He is fondly remembered by many in his earlier years as owner and operator of the former Chix Restaurant, a local eatery.

Dean was founder and organizer of the Share Cabarrus Festival in Concord for many years. He also was a member of the former Kannapolis Jaycees.

Survivors, in addition to his father, include his wife, Karen Fisher Christy; his children, Adam, Evan and Carmen Christy; one grandchild, Blake Christy; two sisters, Dee Shuping and Dale McDade; two brothers, Dennis Christy and Doug Christy; two nieces; and two nephews.

Service and Visitation: A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4 at Concord Christian Church, 301 Davidson Hwy., Concord, officiated by Rev. Jeff Hugas. Burial will be at a later date. The family will receive friends from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the memorial service.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Concord Christian Church, 301 Davidson Hwy., Concord, NC 28027.

Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com , who is serving the family.

Published in Salisbury Post on Jan. 3, 2013