Richard Charles Christy (Rick) of Snellville, Georgia, passed away on Monday, September 3, 2018. Rick was born Piqua, Ohio on June 19, 1961. Rick was born 19 June, 1961 in Piqua, Ohio. He graduated from Lehman Catholic High School in 1979 and married his beautiful wife soon after at St. Bonafice Catholic Church on June 12, 1981. Rick enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1985 and was stationed at George Air Force Base, California maintaining F-4 Phantoms. He deployed in support of Desert Storm and soon after his returned made the family decision to leave the Air Force and join Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia. Rick served in multiple positions at Delta over his 26+ years there and made an impact in each one. During his time in Atlanta he coached his two sons in multiple sports and was always heard along the sidelines or in the stands coaching and cheering their teams intensely. He will be remembered and missed for his impacts as a husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, friend, and coach to name a few. Rick is preceded in death by his mother, Anna Marie Christy; sister, Theresa Christy; father in-law John Mader; brother in-laws Wade Bengston and John Perkins. He is survived by his wife, Deborah Christy; father Harry Christy; sons, Sean Christy and wife Breanna, Ryan Christy and Brett Kersh; brothers Thomas Christy and his wife Patti, John Christy and his wife Chris, Jerry Christy and his wife Kathy, Donald Christy, and sisters, Katherine Bengston and Susan Miracle; and grandsons, Owen, Bryce, and Austin; mother in-law Patricia Mader; brother in-law Doug Mader; sister in-law Diana Perkins; and nieces and nephews. A funeral service is planned at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046 770-277-4550 on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm. Family will receive friends Friday, September 7, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm.

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  1. I would like to offer my condolences to Richard’s family and friends. It is my prayer that you all may find comfort in our promised future.
    John 5:28, 29 assures us that the ones we have lost to the common enemy of death WILL hear Jesus’ voice and come out of the memorial tomb. And Revelation 21:4 promises that we will never have to experience the pain of loss ever again. These things are made possible only by means of Jesus’ great sacrifice of giving his own perfect life for our behalf. – Matthew 20:28

  2. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Rick always had a smile and a story that could make your day better.
    He will be missed by all.


  3. We are truly sorry for your loss. Rick was a great person, who will be missed. We would like to offer you and your family our deepest and most sincere condolences. We pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this.

  4. We are all praying for the rescue from death very soon by the hands of Jesus so that this immense pain of losing our loved ones like your dear Richard will be no more. This is the comfort that our Heavenly Father will bring us in the Kingdom we all beg for. (Matt 6:10)

  5. Just so hard to believe , my prayers are with you guys . If their is anything I can do just holler ..

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