COLEMAN — Funeral services for Gene Christian, 83, of Coleman, will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 21 at Stevens Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

He died Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Coleman County Medical Center.

He was born on Jan. 3, 1935 in Richland Springs to Nelson (Dick) Christian and Edna Carroll Christian.

Survivors include his wife, Veda Christian of Coleman; children, Randy Christian of Austin, Nicky Christian of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Judy Christian of Thompson, Utah, Debbie Crazier of Ely, Nevada, as well as the mother of his children, Anno Richards. After he and Veda married, he became a father to her children, Becky Phillips and husband Robert of Cross Plains, Angie Jackson and husband Chad of Midland, Mandy Tongate of Brownwood, and Aaron Tongate and wife Ericka of Coleman; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law from the Pepper family and the Allen family;  numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.