Ralph Wilburn Christian, 92 passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his home in Jacksboro after battling a long illness.

Mr. Christian was born on the November 28, 1926 in Morehead, Kentucky.  He married Virginia Louise Rhoden on July 24, 1953, together they raised 4 children.  He retired to LaFollette, Tennessee in the 70’s where he enjoyed many years of gardening, hunting, and fishing.

He is preceded in death by son Wilbur J. Christian, parents Herb and Mammie Christian, 1 sister Marie, 3 brothers Claude, Carl, and Vernor.

He is survived by wife Virginia, 3 daughters Gail, Marilyn, and Denise.  10 grandchildren who were very dear to his heart: Tony, Rodney, Cathy, Melissa, Susan, Heather, John, Murray, Travis, and Lindsey.  Several great, and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation will be 6-8 PM Thursday, May 23, 2019 in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home, 700 West Central Ave, LaFollette, followed by funeral service at 8 PM with Vern Weire, an Elder from The LaFollette Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses officiating.

Interment will be Friday, May 24, 2019 at Brown Cemetery in Morehead, Kentucky.

Ralph’s guestbook may be viewed at martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

The family has entrusted the care of Ralph Wilburn Christian to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most”