James Barlow Christian, of Niangua, Missouri, passed away on Monday, April 15, 2019, at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. He was 65 years old.
Visitation was held at 1 p.m. followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m., both on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Holt Memorial Chapel. Pastor Billy Young officiated. Burial was in Sand Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Michael Minton, Carey Gilmore, Johnny Christian, Kenith Christian, Cecil Christian, Bobby Loftin and James Barlow Christian II. Honorary pallbearers were Hunter and Nathan Minton, Zane Gilmore, Landen Willis and Deacon and Logan Christian.
The son of Arthur and Emma Jewel (Carter) Christian was born on Dec. 30, 1953, in Harrison, Arkansas.
James enjoyed playing golf, going to open-air flea markets, and raising chickens on his farm, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father.
Survivors include his mother, Emma Christian, of Warsaw, Missouri; five children, Jennifer Lutz and husband, John, of Tennessee, James Barlow Christian II and wife, Erin, of Tennessee, and Sarah Willis, Carla Minton and husband, Michael, and Nicole Gilmore and husband, Carey, all of Niangua, Missouri; 11 grandchildren, Deacon, Anna, Logan, Alexa, Landen, Gabriel, Hunter, Nathan, Bella, Aubree and Zane; and five siblings, Johnny Christian, Beatrice Guice, Kenith Christian, Cecil Christian and Virginia Loftin.
Condolences may be left online at www.holtchapel.com.