Dean Millard Christy
September 25, 1953 – June 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
July 8, 2018
Dean, was an unforgettable chap, who i met through a mutal friend J. M. Sr. During a down period, JM gave me his number and said give him a call he's a really good dude. So I did and our friendship began, JM son is working on 3D printers & Dean assembled a team of local yokals who took a fun interest into the innovative world of additive manufacturing where Dean helped us to begin to try to set up a lab where we could have modular 3D printers that would print themselves and quite possibly become an income source. It was cool , really cool and Dean would always take us to Lone Star for a hearty meal and a good story! He was quite the historyand rock n roll buff and I really enjoyed our brief friendship. I was shocked to hear that he passed and I know he's in a better place God bless his Soulin the holy name of Jesus Christ. i will be haunted by that bear's thick red suspenders lol. May the force be with you!
June 25, 2018
It was my pleasure to get to know Dean on his trips to Scotland ,
especially Kilwinning where I was born and he affiliated to The worlds oldest lodge
likewise in Edinburgh where he affiliated to RAC no 1
To be allowed to speak at his funeral and be a pallbearer was a surprise and honour
and I thank all those that attended and spoke with me.
Some of whom I actually understood
With fraternal greetings fron all Deans Scots friends
Steve PM 223 . RAC 56, Past Preceptor etc
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!