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Obituary for Jimmy Christman

Jimmy Christman

Jimmy Christman

HODGEN – Jimmy Dean Christman, 62, of Hodgen, was born Feb. 18, 1959 in Dexter, Missouri to William and Bonnie (Parks) Christman and passed away Feb. 19, 2021 in Hodgen.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Burial will follow in Hodgen Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Jim was a long-time resident of the area and retired from Bremner as a machine operator. He was a member of the Hodgen First Baptist Church and the Heavener VFW.  Jim loved fishing, hunting, gardening, spending time with family and friends.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend. Jim was a veteran of Desert Storm, where he served as a member of the National Guard.

Surviving family members are his wife (“his brown-eyed angel”) Melissa Christman of the home; four sons Mason York of the home, Justin Christman and wife Lynne of Paris, Ontario, Canada, Cory Bock and fiancé Brianna Ward of Waldron, Arkansas, and Michael Christman and wife Cheyanna of Poteau; three daughters Jennifer McGarrah and husband Cecil of Heavener, Stephanie Vickers and husband Ray of Poteau, and Jennifer Walker and husband Ben of Heavener; eight grandchildren Dayla McGarrah, Raelyn McGarrah, Paris Bock, Georgia Christman, Asher Christman, Logan Christman, Korbyn Walker and Spencer Dean Christman; two bonus grandchildren Morgan Smith and Daryl Smith; his two fur babies Milo and Puddles; numerous other relatives, cousins and dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters Linda McCullough and Brenda Ross; and a brother, Billy Christman.

Pallbearers are Cory Bock, Michael Christman, Mason York, Cecil McGarrah, Benjamin Walker and Ray Vickers. Honorary pallbearer is Justin Christman.

Viewing is 9 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday with family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

To sign Jim’s online guestbook please visit

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