OBITUARY

Elmo "Bubba" Keith Christy

March 9, 1954March 6, 2019
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Elmo Keith Christy “Bubba” March 9, 1954- March 6, 2019

Keith passed away peacefully in the arms of his Lord and Savior, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chandler, Oklahoma to Elmo and Laveta Christy.

He is preceeded in death by his parents, Elmo and Laveta, and his sister, Diana Kay. Keith is survived by his wife, Denise; his children, Michael and Jenine Christy, Bill and Liz Jackson, Jaimie and Ali, and Lindsey and Jason; his grandchildren, Zack, Amber and Justin, Cassie, Sean, Michael, Hayden, Owen and Rory; Great-Granddaughter, Annie; Sisters, Dee, Holly, Denise and Tom; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles.

Keith grew up in Cushing, Oklahoma and attended Sunnyside School and Freewill Baptist Church. He, with his family, moved to Bakersfield, California when Keith was in fourth grade. He attended Castro Lane School, Curran Jr. High, and West High School. He went to the Freewill Baptist Church in both Greenfield and East Bakersfield. In high school, he attended Revival Tabernacle Church in Lamont. As an adult, he attended Higher Ground.

In Keith’s youth, he worked in the food industry services, joined the United States Coast Guard after high school, and then as he got older, he joined the Local Pipefitters Union.

Keith loved his wife, Denise. Keith’s children were his life. He had a huge heart and knew no stranger. He was friends with his children’s mothers. He loved his Lord Jesus and looked forward to seeing him face-to-face.

The family would like the thank Hoffman Hospice House, UCLA Medical Center, and all the doctors and nurses that cared for him.

You fought a good fight, rest now, you deserve it.

In lieu of flowers, please send any donations to the cure and research of adult and childhood leukemia. The American Cancer Society.

Services

  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, March 12, 2019
REMEMBERING

Elmo "Bubba" Keith Christy

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Gene Simonson

March 12, 2019

Bubba was a hard working man that made everything fun, even work. You could take his word and handshake as the gospel. If Bubba had your back you had no worries. When we would be working somewhere filthy he would be the first one out of the van. Grab two oversized hands full of the carbon or cement powder and throw it into his own face and say” got that over with now get to work boys “ love U Bubba. I B Simonson ❤️🥃

Angela Martinez- Pinney

March 12, 2019

Oh my sweet uncle Bub, we may have not been related by blood, but by love. It truly brings me joy to know momma was there waiting for you And remembering the laughter and love you showed all my life. No matter the miles between I knew you cared and loved me. Miss you already. I will miss your messages

Jan Turnquist

March 12, 2019

Keith "Bubba" Christy....You will always be remembered as a kind, caring person. You were a wonderful neighbor and a life long friend to my whole family, especially my brother Rod Wilson, who is waiting for you up there I'm sure. It is with great sadness that I say goodbye friend. Thank you for being! Go with God. My deepest condolences and love to Denise and your family.

Howard Nejad

March 12, 2019


Bubba made everything around him so much better by his great attitude and his unique ability to make everyone laugh even at the toughest of times. Our two year old son, Ryan, always wants to go and visit uncle Elmo as soon as he wakes up every day. We are so blessed and grateful for the opportunity to know Bubba, the wonderful man who had the biggest heart of all. We’ll always remember you dear Elmo with respect and so much love from the bottom of our hearts.

Rest In Peace and May God Bless you.

Love - Howard and family

John Martinez

March 11, 2019

Since the day we met when you were sixteen, we’ve been Brothers.. Many memories through out the many years.. You always had my six and I’ve always had yours.. Love you and see you again someday in the future Dr Christy

Christy Martinez

March 11, 2019

My childhood was full of great memories . My dad’s forever friend! The best smile and greatest laugh I’ve ever known. So loved and respected by our whole family. I have no doubt after you were welcomed by the Heavenly Father , and your loved ones, my momma and grandparents wrapped their arms around you! Another great one has left us 💕💕

Thank you for all the genuine heartfelt love after losing momma. You’ll never know how much it meant.

Thank you for giving me my name 😘

LeAnn Yates

March 11, 2019

Denise - You are so correct in Bubba knew no strangers. Goofiest and adorable man that he is, please know, he will always be remembered with so much laughter and love, from our family.

Love you - LeAnn and family

Mark Andrews

March 11, 2019

Just like Dave's memory, we were at Cal Portland on a Shut Down where everyone would get covered in that cement dust and one morning Bubba told us all, "Well, may as well get this over with", and he scooped up a double handful of that dust and threw it in his face, just covered in it and let out a HUGH LAUGH at himself as we all laughed with him! :-)
No matter what the job was, No job was ever too tough or nasty for him. Bubba would getter done and getter done with pride and the Biggest Smile on his face.
Bubba would always ask you how your family was and was genuine and sincere. He had the Biggest Heart of any man I've ever met.
You made a difference in all of our lives!
Rest in Peace and may God Bless you Bubba for your Passion and your Compassion!

Mark

David O'Kane

March 11, 2019

All that knew Bubba will surely miss him. My favorite story was during a shut down at a co-gen, we were getting insulation all over us. It was itchy and annoying. So Bubba said " If we're going to get insulation on us, let's just do it". He then jumped into a pile of insulation and rolled around. He was so miserable afterwards, but he was tickled because he had us all laughing. He loved making people smile. We will miss you. "God speed Bubba"

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