heodore (Ted) Christian, age 78, of Alpena AR, passed away Wednesday, November 22, 2017. He was born February 12, 1939 in Oroville, CA, son of Granville and Lena (Krien) Christian.
Ted moved to Arkansas in 1992, bought a farm in Carroll County and embarked on his true passion of raising cattle. He was employed at Tyson Foods for a number of years before his retirement. Ted loved cattle farming, spending time with family and rebuilding John Deer Tractors. He especially enjoyed early morning coffee time with his brother Tom and wife Vivian, who lived next door. He was happiest whenever he was around his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ted attended First Baptist Church in Green Forest where he loved singing the old hymns and fellowship time with members.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl Darlene (Asbury) Christian of the home, daughters, Linda Arnold of CA, Cyndy Piwko of Alaska, Mary Talley and husband Steve of Berryville, Lorraine Meyers and husband David of Berryville, Tina Christian of Conway, and Candace Johnson and husband David of Oregon, sons, Carl Buckner and wife Juanita of Green Forest, Mark Christian and wife Melissa of Oregon, numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers, Tom Christian and wife, Vivian of Alpena, Mike Christian and wife Karen of CA, sister, Carol Graham and husband Jack of CA, step-children, Kim Green and husband Kib, Stacey Tumbleson and wife Alicia, Amanda Reddell and Marquita Moore all of AR. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Doris Ann Hawkins Christian and brothers, Bill and Les Christian.
Celebration Of Life Memorial Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 16, 2017 at First Baptist Church in Green Forest with Pastor Van Edwards officiating.
Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Smith Family Funeral Home of Green Forest.
On line condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhome.net.