The Duncan Banner

November 26, 2012

Leland Raymond ‘Lee’ Christman

Aug. 15, 1936 — Nov. 22, 2012

The Duncan Banner

COMANCHE — Leland Raymond “Lee” Christman, of Comanche, peacefully passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 22, 2012, at his home, at the age of 76.

A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at the Comanche First Baptist Church, with Bro. Bob Waitman officiating.

Interment will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery, under the direction of Comanche Funeral Home.

Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. The family will be receiving friends from 5-6 p.m.

 Lee was born Aug. 15, 1936, in Woodsfield, Ohio, to Arthur and Helen (Barker) Christman. He proudly served his country for 20 years in the United States Navy. He later worked for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, until his retirement there. Lee and Sandra Sue Maness were united in marriage on Sept. 9, 1961, in Maysville. They had recently celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary.

Lee was an instructor for the Hunters Safety Course for many years. He was an avid gun and knife enthusiast. He loved to hunt, and he was a great storyteller.

Survivors include his wife Sue, of the home; two daughters: Kati Allison, Boston, Mass., and Kim Christman, Comanche; a son, Danny Christman and wife Becky, Dickson, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Powell, Clarington, Ohio; two sisters-in-law, Lynda Roebuck and husband Raymond, Comanche; and LaDonna Maness, Oklahoma City; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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