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Richard Allen Christman, a beloved father, husband, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas, following a battle with illness. He was born on April 24, 1955, in Silsbee, Texas
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Richard Allen Christman, a beloved father, husband, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on August 26, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas, following a battle with illness. He was born on April 24, 1955, in Silsbee, Texas
Richard's early life was spent in Vidor, TX, where he was born into the family of Vivan and Mary "Modie" Christman. He was the second child among his siblings Clarice, Karen, Connie, Laurel, Logan, and Andrea. Growing up Richard was surrounded by generations of extended family. His childhood was spent playing with friends and cousins in the rural countryside of southeast Texas. He carried a love of his family heritage into his adulthood.
Richard graduated from Vidor High School in 1973. He then served a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Melbourne, Australia. After his missionary service Richard pursued a building trades apprenticeship, which paved the way for his successful career as a pipefitter and welder.
In 1980, Richard married Vivian Anderson, and together they raised two children, Trevor and Amy. He was a kindhearted and supportive husband and father. He was thoroughly devoted to his five grandchildren.
Richard was known for his humorous, outgoing nature, and made fast friends wherever he went. He was a sports enthusiast who enjoyed both watching and participating in basketball, softball and football. He became very good at making breakfast, whether it was perfectly cooked eggs or the family favorite, chocolate chip whole-wheat pancakes. He built two barbeque pits and became quite skilled at turning out delicious food.
In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, Richard is survived by his six siblings, Clarice Bird, Karen Christman, Connie Christman, Laurel Barton, Logan Christman, and Andrea Poole. Richard's family and friends will forever cherish the memories they shared with him
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