June 4, 2022, 86, Goldsboro –
William Allen Christian, 86, was summoned to the home his Lord had prepared for him on Saturday, June 4, 2022. Bill was born in Exeter, Virginia to the late Lloyd and Retha Christian on August 22, 1935. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Mattie Frances “Frankie” Christian; brother, Franklin Jerome Christian; and sister, Gloria Carolyn Burleson.
Bill lived his dream proudly serving his country in the United States Air Force. He was also known as “Chris” by those he served with in the military. Bill protected his country and her allies on multiple deployments including the Vietnam War and the Korean War. His service allowed his family to live overseas in Japan for 3 years and in Germany for 4 years. Bill was also stationed throughout the United States including: Virginia, Texas, California, Tennessee and North Carolina. Bill’s valor and skill was recognized with numerous decorations including the Purple Heart. He retired after 21 years of distinguished service with the rank of Master Sergeant.
Bill lived a life of dedication to his family and friends, and to his community. He served his community many ways as a member of the American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and the North Carolina Sheriffs Association. Bill was also a proud supporter of the National Rifle Association. He was a member of Pineview Baptist Church.
Those of us who knew Bill weep at our loss, laugh with our remembrances, and reflect deeply on how much he meant to us. He made the world a better place.
The family will receive friends on Friday, June 10, 2022 at Seymour Funeral Home from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. followed by a service to celebrate Bill’s life at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel. Entombment will be at Wayne Memorial Park with full military honors.
Bill is survived by his son, Edward Nathan Christian and wife, Debra Gurley of Goldsboro; son, Bobby Allen Christian of Fuquay-Varina; granddaughter, Ashley Brooke Christian Phillips and husband, Scott of Rosewood; grandson, Dustin Allen Christian of Fuquay-Varina; great-grandsons, Caleb Bruey, Ashton Bruey and Conner Christian. He is also survived by his brothers, Harold Christian and wife, Frances and Bobby Wayne Christian and wife, Shirley; sister, Janet Eisenbarth; and brother-in-law, Roy Burleson.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.seymourfuneralhome.com.