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John H. Christ

January 17, 1951 ~ January 19, 2021 (age 70)


Funeral service for John H. Christ, 70, of Lawton will be at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home.

Mr. Christ passed away on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 in Lawton.

Burial will be at Fort Sill National Cemetery, Elgin, Oklahoma. 

Due to Covid restrictions masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home and at the cemetery.    

Viewing will be held on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. 

John was born on January 17, 1951 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania to George and Blanch (Derwin) Christ. John joined the United States Marine Corps on January 25, 1968  served his country in many Duty Stations including two tours in Vietnam. He received many awards and medals including the National Service Defense Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device, Vietnam Service Medal with one Silver and one Bronze Service Star, Overseas Service Bars, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral One, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm Non Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Bar, Rifle Expert M16 and Meritorious Service Medal. Mr. Christ retired from the United States Army on January 31, 1989. After retirement, John was Cleet Certified as a Cameron University Police Officer. He married Barbara Hanna on December 29, 1973 in Wheaton, Maryland.  

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his son, Alex Christ and wife, Kimberly Secor Christ; his daughter, Monica Christ, his grandchildren, Tanner and fiance, Kendal Kephart, Anna, Gauge, and Beau; and great grandchildren, Austin, Arabella, and Avery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother; and two sisters.      

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January 25, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

Funeral Service
January 26, 2021

12:30 PM
Lawton Ritter Gray Funeral Home
632 SW C Avenue
Lawton, OK 73501

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