Carl Leon “Sonny” Christian

November 29, 1932 - April 26, 2015

11/29/1932 - 04/26/2015

Virginia Beach- Carl Leon Christian, Jr., 82, passed away surrounded by his loving family April 26, 2015. He was born to Carl Leon Christian, Sr. and Melissa Belvin Christian in Norfolk, VA, November 29, 1932. He was a lifelong member, as well as a deacon for St. John’s Baptist Church, a past President of Princess Anne Courthouse Volunteer Fire Dept., and past member of the Creeds Ruritan Club. He retired from the City of Virginia Beach as a Plumbing Inspector Supervisor.

He leaves to cherish his wife of 56 years, Judith Christian; his daughters, Kimberly Garnes, husband Tim, Pamela Fitterling, husband Tim and Catherine Hostman, husband Tim; his grandchildren, Seth, Amber, Brittany, Zachary, Spencer and Hunter; one great- granddaughter, Arya; his sisters, Shirley Dennis and Carroll Carroll; as well as many nieces and nephews. Carl is predeceased by his parents and his sisters, Elizabeth Sams and Dorothy Miller.

A memorial service will be held in Sonny’s honor Friday, May 1, 2015 at 11:00am at St. Johns Baptist Church, 2300 Holland Road, VB, VA. Online condolences may be shared with the family at altmeyer.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Princess Anne Fire Rescue Squad #5 P.O. Box 6344 Virginia Beach, VA 23456. We wish to thank the Rescue Squad for their honor and outstanding service.

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Judy Cousins
8 years ago

Judy, Tiffany and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please extend our sympathy to the family. May God fill your hearts with peace, love, and lots of loving memories. God bless you all.

Hugh & Molly West
8 years ago

Judy: Very sorry to hear of your loss…you and Sonny go way back in my life and his passing saddens me too. May God bless and comfort you and your family in the days and months ahead.

Ray Bonney
8 years ago

Sonny was so helpful in my plumbing career, he will be missed .Such a nice man.God bless him and his family.

linda and thomas sawyer
8 years ago

sorry for your lost, the family are in our prayers. love you all

Vera Reich
8 years ago

Sorry for your lost.

Prays for you and the family

Mark Ballance
8 years ago

What a great guy, So sorry to hear of his passing, he will be missed, always gave me a hard time, I will miss, and I know you guys will too, God bless

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