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U.S. Air Force Helicopter History
Edwin Jennings Christy, Major, USAF (Retired)December 10, 1930 – June 16, 2018
Obert Funeral Home1556 Brickyard RoadChipley, Florida 32428850-638-2122www.obertfuneralhome.com
Edwin J. Christy, age 87 of Chipley, went home to be with the Lord on June 16, 2018 at his residence.
Edwin was born on December 10, 1930 in Jefferson City, Missouri to the late Jennings and Estella Hardy Christy. Edwin served in the United States Air Force as a Rescue Helicopter Pilot and attained the rank of Major before his retirement. During his service he garnered over 5000 hours of flight time and was a part of conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, Panama, and Thailand. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Chipley, Florida.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joe Ann Christy of Chipley, FL; two sons: Edwin Alan Christy of Chipley, FL, Roger Bryan Christy and his wife Phyliss of Largo, FL; six grandchildren; three great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held 2:30P.M. Friday, June 22, 2018 at Marvin Chapel Cemetery in Graceville, Florida with Rev. Mike Orr officiating. Obert Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida directing.
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June 20, 2018God Bless you for your service to our country. I know your family is very proud of you, and will miss you terribly. I wish I had known you personally. Your passing has affected me greatly. My heartfelt prayers for all of the Christy family. Love, Vickie Joyce Christy-Stricklind~Vickie Christy-Stricklind, Bakersfield, California
June 20, 2018Joan, we are so sorry to hear of the home going of your beloved Edwin. We so much enjoy meeting you when you visited Bertha Mae and L D. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. Our prayers are with you now at your difficult time. We Care, love, Nadine and Bill Kelly~Bill and Nadine Kelly, Keokuk, Iowa
June 20, 2018“That Others May Live”! The motto of the USAF Air Rescue Service. Godspeed Major Christy.~J McK, Panama City, Florida
June 19, 2018JoeAnn and Family, Frank and I are so sorry to hear about Ed’s passing. We too love him so, and had so much fun with him. We are sure he is up there singing away with his family in Heaven. We will miss him, and may the Lord Bless you JoeAnn, and your family. Love, Frank and Joanne~Joanne Barton, Chipley, Florida
June 19, 2018Thank You for your outstanding military service. Sympathy and condolences to the family and God Speed.~RD legionnaires American Legion Posts, Bay County, Florida
June 19, 2018JoAnn and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I can remember the times you all would come up to Missouri and visit Uncle LD and Aunt Bertha Mae. Good memories. Thoughts and prayers are with you.~Ruth Ann Krebill Rial, Colorado Springs, Colorado