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Wendell Crist

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Funeral Services for Wendell Crist, age 73, of Yantis will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb.  10, 2013, at County Line Baptist Church in Yantis with Bro. David Bagwell, Bro Troy Holingsworth and Bro John Crist officiating. 


Interment will follow in the Yantis Cemetery with Wade Crist, Joseph Crist, Gus Crist, Jordan Crist, David Giesecke, Daniel Wyatt and Shawn Wyatt serving as pallbearers. 

Honorary pallbearers are Colton Crist, Cassie Giesecke, Destiny Garces, Jennifer Crist and Little John Crist. 

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at Murray Orwosky Funeral Home.

William Wendell Crist died Friday, Feb.  8, 2013, at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. 

He was born in Anderson County, on Jan. y 10, 1940, the son of William Woodrow and Almeda Frizzell Crist. 

He married Myra Shirley on June 17, 1961, in Yantis. She survives. 

He retired from Rockwell International and from the Yantis ISD. 

Wendell had served on the Yantis ISD School Board, active and founding member of the Yantis Fire Department, help start the Yantis Little Dribblers Basketball and T-Ball Leagues. 

He was a member and Deacon at the County Line Baptist Church for over fifty years. Wendell had cooked many pots of stew and fried fish for many organization through the years. 

He loved his family and Community of Yantis dearly.

Other survivors include four sons, Wesley Crist and wife, Deborah, Kelvin Crist and wife, Michelle, and Nathan Crist and wife, Tina all of Yantis, and Rodney Crist and wife, Debbie, of Pickton; two brothers, Harold Crist and wife, Ann, and Larry Crist and wife, Janis, both of Yantis; grandchildren Jennifer Crist, Wade Crist, Jordan Crist, John Crist, Joseph Crist, Gus Crist, Daniel Wyatt, Shawn Wyatt, Cassie Giesecke and Destiny Garces; nine great-grandchildren; seven nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial may be made to the County Line Baptist Church at 378 CR 1843, Yantis, TX 75497

Arrangements are under the direction of Murray-Orwosky Funeral Home. 

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