Memorial services for Terry Lowan Christopher will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2019, at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. He was cremated at his request under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Terry Lowan Christopher, son of the late Arvid Lowan and Jewel Catherine (Fields) Christopher, was born October 5, 1944, in Sikeston, Missouri, and passed away September 24, 2019, at Alva, Oklahoma, at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 25 days.
Terry graduated from high school in Morehouse, Missouri. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. He lived in Arlington, Texas, where he worked as an airplane engine service representative while his health permitted. On October 30, 1976, he was united in marriage to Shirley Lewis. He worked for many years in the Masonic Home in Arlington.
He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge in Arlington, Texas, Shriners, and the Eastern Star. He loved life and really enjoyed helping at the Masonic Home.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Hasting and Betty Meldrum.
Terry is survived by his wife, Shirley (of Alva); son, Terry Lee Wayne Christopher (of Phoenix, Arizona); three daughters, Devera Williams and husband Shannon (of Pace, Florida), Loni Staats and husband Jack (of Alva), and Defonda Hopping and husband Mark (of Wichita, Kansas); and three sisters, Bernice Fitts (of Sikeston, Missouri), Francis Straun (of Burnett, Texas), and Sandra Smith (of Sikeston, Missouri).
Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Landon Christopher (of Phoenix, Arizona), Samantha Mason and husband Corbin (of Fairbanks, Alaska), John Williams (of Pace, Florida), Alexandria Williams (of Pace, Florida), Colby Staats and wife Kentra (of Newcastle), Chelsea Puckett and husband Matt (of Enid), Ciera Stewart and husband Chris (of Alva), Chris Hopping and wife Andrea (of Wichita, Kansas), and Courtney Weber and husband Sy (of Wichita, Kansas); 14 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Alva Masonic Lodge #105.
Remembrances may be shared with the family at http://www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.
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