McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

July 16, 2013

Duain Christian


Submitted report

McALESTER — Duain Christian, 77, of Bache, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at his home.

Funeral services were Monday at Chaney’s Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Keith Kinnamon officiating. Cremation will follow. Arrangements were under the direction of Chaney-Harkins Funeral Home of McAlester.

Born May 9, 1936, in Mounds, he was the son of Everett Chester and Cowetta (Baugh) Christian.

He married Nettie Wilson on Sept. 17, 1962, in Sapulpa, and she preceded him in death in 2006.

He enjoyed attending auctions with his wife, mechanic work, going to casinos and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He was of the Baptist Faith.

Survivors include a son, John Christian and wife, Tracy, of Bache; a daughter, Shirley Scruggs, of Krebs; grandchildren, April Spears and husband, John David, of Hartshorne, Cassie Christian and fiancé, Shane Spence, of McAlester, Rona Kirk-Turmel, of Texas, and Loretta Martin, of McAlester.

Also, great-grandchildren, Archer Spears, Jase Spence, Jeremy James, Kenneth Kirk, Joshua Kirk, Lakrisha Sanders, Justin Sanders, Jeremy Sanders and Trevor Sanders; great-great-granddaughters, Miranda Sanders, Harley Sanders and Lesley Sanders.

And, sister, Laretta Weaver, and her two children, of Alabama; sister, Virginia Lunford, and her two children, of Alabama; brother, Donnie Glenn, of Alabama, and numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Everett Chester Christian; mother, Coweta (Baugh) Glenn; stepfather, Judge Glenn; wife, Nettie Christian; son, Chester Christian; brother, Leonard Dale Glenn; granddaughter, Cynthia Martinez, and grandson, Richard Duain Scruggs.