Dean Millard Christy

September 25, 1953June 8, 2018

Dean Christy, 64, of Columbia, MO passed away Friday June 8, 2018 at his home.

A visitation will be from 10-11am, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home 1217 Business Loop 70 West Columbia with Masonic service at 11am. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Dean was born September 25, 1953 in Salem, MO and was an only child of Charles M. and Bernice Wood Christy. He served in the US Navy for four years on the USS Halsey before he made his home in Columbia. Dean was self-employed and worked several different jobs throughout his life. His interest in social organizations began as a young man when he joined the Boy Scouts Troop 5 with MUMC, as a scout he earned several awards and was the youngest Eagle Scout from his troop. He served as a Mason for many years, holding offices in many lodges, Acacia Lodge #602, Twilight Lodge #114, Vienna Lodge #150 being the sitting Worshipful Master there. As well as several others. He was also Grand Tyler for the Grand Lodge of Missouri. He was very active in each of the Lodges. He was 32-degree KCCH Scottish Rite mason and a member of the Scottish Rite Valley of Columbia. Aleppo Grotto , Shriners and Tall Cedars of Lebannon, MO. He was also a member of IOOF Independent Order of Odd Fellows Past Chief Patriarch, Past Noble Grand of Lodge #207. He met many people as he traveled and worked and gained many friends.

He is survived by cousins, many friends and acquaintances, and he was preceded in death by his parents.


  • Darren Kimhrell
  • Darren Evans
  • Colby Gray
  • Jason Brown
  • Jason Stone
  • Steve Chalmers


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 20, 2018
  • Masonic Service Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Dean Millard Christy

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Suzanne Jacobson Cherry

June 14, 2018

*correction to my memory left yesterday: My daughter and I visited Dean in Columbia FROM College Station Texas.

Suzy Jacobson Cherry

June 13, 2018

I met Dean in 1975 when I was 17, when I was dating a close friend of his. I have contact with both of these people over the years, as they had a great influence on my life and my spirituality. The last time I saw Dean in person was in 1991 when my eldest daughter and I visited College Station Texas. Dean was one of the first people I called when I was going to remarry in 2011. I spoke with him at the end of May of this year for the first time in a while. It was very sad to hear the news of his passing. Dean will most certainly be missed by many. I'm attaching a picture that they sent me when he was in the Navy, serving on the USS Carl Vinson.

John Kyle Day

June 13, 2018

My profound condolences to Brother Christy's family. A great friend and brother who always served as a trusted mentor for me. I am sorry to hear that he has laid down his working tools. See you again Brother in that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens!