Clayton Coley Christian, 65, of Piedmont, passed away Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. He was a Vietnam War veteran serving his country in the US Marines, and was the former owner of Mickelson Funeral Home. He retired from the maintenance department at Jacksonville State University.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda Adderhold Christian; son: Chad Christian; mother of his grandchildren: Misty; brothers: Junior (Jenny) Eubanks Tony (Deborah) Eubanks; Eddie (Glenda) Eubanks; sisters: Nancy (Max) Carey and Sharon (Forrest) Lester; brothers and sisters in law: Jim (Sandy) Adderhold and Kathy (Keith) Word; and grandchildren: Matthew and Brittney Christian.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Clint and Dean Christian; mother: Mary Jane Eubanks; brother: Ronnie Eubanks; mentor and friend: Oscar Mickelson; and mother in law: Mary Nell Adderhold
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, Sept. 15, at 3:00 p.m. from Dansby Heritage Chapel with the Rev. Deborah Moon and Rev. Ted Anderson officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Piedmont Memory Garden. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the local Disabled American Veterans organization, 114n Center Ave. Piedmont, AL 36272. Or Ellisville volinteer fire department, 7200 Al highway 9 south Centre, Al. 35960. Or American Red Cross Association
Pallbearers will be Ricky Page, Frankie Wood, Elbert Bright, Dr. Bill Berry, Dr. Eric Clanton and Wade Sprouse and honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Norton, Keith Pace, Gathan Burns, Ryan Maddox and Ted Pruitt.
Dansby Heritage Chapel is honored to serve the Christian Family.