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Jack Carter Christian

November 25, 1929 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 92) 92 Years Old


Jack Carter Christian, 92, of Tenaha, Texas, passed away on November 4, 2022, in Tyler, Texas. He was born on November 25, 1929, in Tenaha, Texas, to the late Joseph and Irene (Brown) Christian. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at Taylor Funeral Home, Timpson, Texas, officiated by Bro. Doc Lazarene and Bro. James Hall. Interment will follow at Buena Vista Cemetery, Timpson, Texas.

Jack was born and raised in Tenaha.  He graduated from Tenaha High School and then went on to SFA to achieve a bachelor’s degree in education.  Jack spent 2 years in the army. He taught school for a while and then went on to be the Postmaster for Tenaha for 38 years.  After retiring from that, he went back to teaching. Jack and Bettie met while they both worked in Tenaha, her at the bank and him as Postmaster.  They had been married for 53 years.  Jack loved singing.  He fulfilled his passion for singing in the Shelby County Singing Convention.  Jack loved the Lord and served him and his community with great zeal. He was a long-time member of First Baptist Church of Tenaha, where he served as church treasurer.  Jack will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Jack is survived by his wife, Bettie (Hairgrove) Christian; daughter, Angela Whitton and husband, Josh; and grandchildren, Wyatt, Aiden, and Emma Whitton.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Irene Christian; and 3 brothers.

Serving as pallbearers are David Hairgrove, Josh Whitton, Aiden Whitton, Wyatt Whitton, John Harrington, and Mike Spurlock.  Honorary pallbearers are Darrell Martinez, Jesse Basham, Burt Furlough, and Roland Cross.

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Funeral Service
November 9, 2022

2:00 PM
Taylor Funeral Home
511 Ross Graves Dr.
Timpson, TX 75975


Buena Vista Cemetery
FM 1645
Timpson, TX 75975


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