Robert Connally Christian

Born: Wed., Dec. 11, 1946
Died: Sat., Mar. 7, 2015


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Grace Fellowship

Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 14, 2015
Location: Grace Fellowship

Print Obituary   Home Page All Obituaries


Robert Connally "Bob" Christian

Robert Connally "Bob" Christian, age 68, of Greensboro, GA died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Doctors Hospital in Augusta, GA.  Born on December 11, 1946 in Rome, GA, he was the son of the late Julian Connally Christian and Katherine Eubanks Christian.  He graduated from East Rome High School in 1964.  He married Brenda Dianne Clark on September 4, 1966, and was a 1969 graduate of Shorter College in Rome with a Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics.

Bob's career began with Burlington Industries in 1970 as Personnel Manager.  He then served as Corporate Director of Industrial Relations with Mount Vernon Mills in Greenville, SC.  His career continued as Director of Personnel with Cannon Mills in Kannapolis, NC, followed by the position of Vice President Human Resources with Forstmann and Company located in Dublin, GA.  Bob's final position was as Senior Vice President of Johnston Industries in Columbus, GA.

Bob was an active member of Grace Fellowship of Greensboro where he served as an Elder and also as Chairman of the Elders.  His love for his Lord, for his family, and for his church family was very apparent to all those who knew and loved him.  He thoroughly enjoyed time spent anywhere with family and friends.  Bob enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid gun collector. He was a wonderful storyteller.

In addition to his wife of 48 years, Brenda Clark Christian, he is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Christian Hall and husband Michael of Cumming, GA and Becky Christian Hester and husband Mike of Richmond Hill, GA; three grandchildren, Will Hall and Katie and Connor Hester; sister, Kathy Christian Hunter of Rome, GA and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Grace Fellowship, 1971 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 with Dr. Jimmy A. Long officiating.  The family will receive friends from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday as well.  The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Grace Fellowship.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us to sign the online guest register.


Click for printable service program
Click to send flowers using our local area florist
Free delivery to our funeral home & save on wire fees
View/Sign the Guest Book

Click the button to generate a printable document containing all condolences submitted

Condolence Booklet

Jane Cobb
   Posted Mon March 09, 2015
When I see the happy picture of Bob, it brings back so many good memories of times shared. We are all going to miss him so much but so very thankful we had him for our friend. Much love to Brenda and the family.

Carol Steele
   Posted Tue March 10, 2015
I am at a loss of words, but I grieve with all of you. Bob was such a compassionate man and will be miss by so many. My prayers are with all of the family at this time and will continue to be. May you find peace in the love of God and each other.

Janice Fairburn
   Posted Wed March 11, 2015
Dear Brenda & family,
Praying that the Lord's strength, mercy, and grace will carry you through and that His unending love for you will lift you up during your time of grief. Bob certainly fought the good fight and finished the race of life hearing the Master say, "Well done, My good and faithful servant".

Alan Campbell
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Mr. Christian was one of my favorite patients when I was his pharmacist. I wish to convey my deepest heartfelt sympathies to his family.

Pat and Don Matheson
   Posted Thu March 12, 2015
Brenda and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to each of you. Bob was a friend for many years. He was devoted to you and the children. He was a fine example of what a husband and father should be. We are praying that you will receive comfort from the cherished memories of him during this most difficult time.
Sincerely, Pat and Don

Pete and Mary Ann Tyre
   Posted Fri March 13, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss and pray that the Lord comforts you as no other can. Bob and you were dear friends and have missed seeing you. We Know that he was happy to be with his family and friends really enjoyed being with him. We will be thinking of you and your family as you travel this path. With much love and caring

Ellen Toles
   Posted Sat March 14, 2015
Brenda, Bonnie, Becky and family,

I was so very saddened by the news of Bob's passing. I cherish the memories I have of him and your family. Bob's friendly and open personality made me feel as if I had always belonged to the family. Though he is not with us, I am confident that he is resting in Jesus's arms and is glowing with health! I wish I could have been at the celebration of his life today; though I am not there in body, I am with you in spirit. You are all in my prayers! II Corinthians 5 Love, Ellen

Jelene Mercer
   Posted Tue March 17, 2015
Dear Brenda & Family,

Please know that you have been in my prayers this week and for a very long time before that. You and Bob have been so important to our family. We have all been truly blessed by you both. Although our losses occurred in different ways, I think we both are grieving the loss of one of the best parts of our life. So thankful that Bob and Woody are now where they they were intended to be, and free of the burdens that they carried in this world. I love you and will continue to stay in touch and pray for you.

DL Sumner
   Posted Sat June 27, 2015
Dear Brenda and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was one of the finest people I knew, and someone I often thought about and will deeply miss. He always had a smile and kind word and thought well of everyone. My heart goes out to all of you during this very difficult time.