Robert "Bob" Clinton Christopher

July 4, 1929June 25, 2019

Robert “Bob” Clinton Christopher, age 89, of Conover, NC, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at Abernethy Laurels in Newton, NC. Born July 4, 1929, in Catawba County, he was the son of the late Loran Christopher and Ruby Lee Hildebran Christopher.

Bob was a member of Sweetwater Baptist Church in Hickory, NC, and had retired from Sears where he had worked in sales. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at the beach and working in his garden. Bob especially enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Margie Teague Christopher; and two brothers, Glenn L. Christopher and Loran R. Christopher.

Survivors include his three daughters, Karen Arndt and husband Steve of Newton, NC, Kathy Hall and husband John of Conover, NC, and Robin Carroll and husband Randy of Hickory, NC; grandchildren, Jamie Carroll and wife Jenifer, Jason Bolick and wife Callie, Amber Smith and husband Curtis, and Christopher Riddle; and great-grandchildren, Brannon, Blake, Brooklyn, Parker, Lydia, Lily, Randy, Curt, Laken, and Zane.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 29, 2019, at Sweetwater Baptist Church with Rev. Elijah London officiating. The family will receive friends at the church prior to the service from 2:00 to 2:45 PM.

Condolences may be sent to the Christopher family at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Sweetwater Baptist Church, 609 21st St. SE, Hickory, NC, 28602.

The Christopher family has entrusted funeral arrangements to Drum Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Conover, NC.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, June 29, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 29, 2019


Robert "Bob" Clinton Christopher

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Jeff Johnson

June 29, 2019

My sympathy and prayers go out to the family of Robert Christopher. I worked with Mr. Christopher at Sears during the late 1980's. It was my first job and Robert was always nice and willing to show a rookie the ways of salesmanship. He was professional and polite to all that was in his presence. He was a great man and will be missed.

Rev. Ronnie W. Parker

June 27, 2019

Dear Karen and Family,
Know of my deepest sympathy on the death of your Dear loved one.
I 🙏 pray God's peace and grace to each of you in these days of sorrow.
Rev. Ronnie W. Parker
Maiden, N.C.